The Brazilian AH-2 Sabre Attack Helicopter Conducts Its First Target Practice

first_imgBy Dialogo October 11, 2011 The Brazilian Armed Forces’ only attack helicopter model is conducting its first target practice at the Brigadier Velloso Proving Ground in Para. The first aircraft operated by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the MI-35 Hind or AH-2 Sabre according to FAB nomenclature, represents a major step forward in terms of new combat resources. A 23-mm internal gun that can be individually aimed by the movements of the gunner’s or pilot’s head complements the wide variety of rockets, missiles, and other weapons used by the Sabre. A complex array of sensors, such as FLIR (forward looking infrared), laser telemetry, and terrain-following radar, in addition to an advanced suite of defensive countermeasures, give this helicopter the status of an armed “flying tank.” Its combat record includes actions in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Angola, Libya, and dozens of other military theaters. It has become so respected a weapon that examples captured by the Americans in Iraq are used for training in ‘anti-Hind’ tactics at U.S. Special Forces bases. Acquired as part of the plan implementing the National Defense Strategy, the 12 AH-2 Sabres ordered constitute one of the most effective weapons systems based in the Amazon region. The unit that operates the model, the Poti Squadron (2nd/8th GAV), was transferred to Porto Velho, the capital of the state of Rondonia, precisely in order to introduce the Sabre in this worrisome region along the country’s northern border. The Brigadier Velloso Proving Ground was chosen for the operational training test due to its excellent support infrastructure, which offers appropriate tactical scenarios for this purpose. The helicopter has been in Cachimbo since September 28, conducting its first live-fire air-to-surface target practice.last_img read more

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Ian Wright sends message to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over Real Madrid transfer move

first_imgAdvertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is out of contract at Arsenal in 2021 (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright says he’s ‘praying’ that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stays on at Arsenal but has wished the forward ‘all the best’ regardless of the decision he makes this summer. Aubameyang has established himself as one of the most deadly attackers in the Premier League since his £56million switch from Borussia Dortmund back in 2018 and the 30-year-old took over Arsenal’s captaincy in November after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband. But Aubameyang’s contract expires in 2021 and the Gabon international has been heavily linked with a move away from north London, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United all monitoring the situation.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners are now weighing up whether to cash in on their star player in the summer or risk losing him for free in 12 months’ time. ADVERTISEMENT Ian Wright sends message to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over Real Madrid transfer move Comment Wright understands why Aubameyang would be tempted to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘But if he did [leave]… if he was somebody that was tempted away, I’m not sure that people could really fault him at this stage because you look at Arsenal and the current plight, you have to say we’re going through a transitional period, coming off of [Arsene] Wenger, coming off of Unai Emery and now getting the coach that I believe is going to take us to the promised land.‘It depends totally on whether Aubameyang has the patience to wait for this to kick in but if he didn’t I’m not sure at his age what people could say, he’s somebody that deserves to be playing at a level where he’s able to win things. ‘Depending on his ambition, his people around him and what they’re saying to him, how much he loves the club – and I know he loves the club immensely – you have to pray that’s going to be enough for him to stay. ‘But I’m not gonna sit here and say anything other than I wish him all the best with what he does but I pray to God he stays at Arsenal.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEarlier this week, Xhaka – who Aubameyang succeeded as skipper – admitted it would be a ‘great loss’ if the attacker departed Arsenal.‘If that were to happen, it would, of course, be a great loss for the team and the club, the Arsenal midfielder told SportBild. AdvertisementAdvertisement ‘Auba is always dangerous and always good for a goal, and as a guy, he’s also really great. ‘He is always positive, optimistic, helpful and very professional.’Will Aubameyang still be an Arsenal player next season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Gael Clichy blasts ‘typical Arsenal’ for ‘crumbling’ under Arsene WengerMORE: Arsenal fans convinced club have dropped Bukayo Saka contract hintcenter_img Tom OlverWednesday 20 May 2020 7:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Aubameyang has been heavily linked with Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Considering Aubameyang has entered the twilight years of his career, Wright understands why he may be tempted to leave for a club like Madrid, with more immediate ambitions of winning major silverware.However, the ex-Arsenal striker admits he is ‘praying to God’ that Aubameyang stays on for at least another year to continue working with Mikel Arteta.Asked whether he can see Aubameyang at Arsenal next season, Wright told SPORF: ‘I hope so.‘But if I’m gonna sit here and speak about Aubameyang at the stage of his career that he’s at, maybe wanting to win things, maybe one last chance and people are saying that Real Madrid are sniffing around him.‘He’s somebody with the way he’s scored goals in his career, he probably wants something to show for it… I know he’s won stuff in Germany. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Asamoah Gyan: There is no bad blood between Kwarasey and Nasam Yakubu

first_imgBlack Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has stated that there is no problem between goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey and goalkeeper’s trainer Nasam Yakubu.Kwarasey is returning to the team for the first time since the 2014 World Cup, where he criticized Nasam Yakubu and decided to take a self-imposed international break.Many are of the view that the two will not get along following what happened after the 2014 World Cup.But Asamoah Gyan in an exclusive interview with Joy Sports noted that Kwarasey and Nasam are at peace and there is nothing to worry about.“I don’t think they have any issue, sometimes people outside see it in a different way but I don’t think they have any issue,” he told Joy Sports“When someone feels he or she must say something the person is free to do so because we are in a freedom of speech country so Kwarasey felt what he saw and he said it but not withstanding there is no issue. “Despite everything Kwarasey is a great goalkeeper, young lad doing so well at his club and we were expecting him for about a year and now we have him so we are very happy to see him.”Kwarasey joined the Stars in their first training session on Monday which had 13 other players. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Marcus Johansson injury update: Bruins forward has lung contusion, will be re-evaluated in one week

first_imgMarcus Johansson gets lit up by Micheal Ferland & is injured pic.twitter.com/FhmVh6sgXK— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) March 6, 2019He will be re-evaluated in one week.Marcus Johansson was brought to MGH during the game against Carolina on March 5 for evaluation. Testing revealed a lung contusion. He was monitored overnight and was discharged today after further evaluation by specialists.He will be re-evaluated in approximately one week.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 6, 2019Johansson had to stay in the hospital overnight for observation and was discharged Wednesday. The 28-year-old has 12 goals and 16 assists in 52 games this season with the Bruins and Devils. Boston acquired Johansson from New Jersey for second- and fourth-round picks in the 2020 draft at the trade deadline.The Bruins are 40-17-9 and three points up on the Maple Leafs for second place in the Atlantic Division.They are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games and the majority of that has come without forward David Pastrnak, who has been out with a thumb injury. He has been sidelined since Feb. 10. Related News Marcus Johansson won’t be on the ice for a little while.The Bruins forward sustained a lung contusion in Boston’s win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday when he was checked by Michael Ferland. Humboldt hockey team back in playoffs 11 months after deadly bus crashlast_img read more

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BCHL welcomes US-based Wenatchee Wild to league for 2015-16 season

first_img“The Wild will quickly develop rivalries with our existing franchises and I believe they will be a big draw in opposing buildings.”The Wild are no strangers to junior hockey, having been a member the North American Hockey League (NAHL) since the 2008-09 season, playing out of Wenatchee’s Town Toyota CenterDuring 2008, the Wild have had six players on their roster committed to National Collegiate Athletic Association Div. I programs.“We could not be more excited or humbled to be joining the BCHL,” said said head coach Bliss Littler, a native of Minot, N.D., is entering his 22nd year as a junior hockey coach.“Knowing the history and reputation of the league, be it sending players to play NCAA Division I hockey, NHL draft picks or the professionalism of the member teams and league have, we look forward to being a good league member on and off the ice.”As a U.S.-based club, the Wild will be allowed to roster a maximum of four Canadian players.BLUELINES: Trail Smoke Eaters completed its spring camp this past weekend at the Whistler Park Sports Centre in Whistler, BC. The team opens training camp in September for the 2015-16 season. . . .The BCHL will hold Bauer Showcase September 24-27 in Chilliwack at Prospera Centre. The BC Hockey League is getting another team — its 17th franchise starting with the 2015-16 season.The Wenatchee Wild was announced as the latest team to join the BCHL during a press conference Monday in the Washington State City.The franchise is the first American team in the BCHL since Bellingham Ice Hawks, operated from 1990 to 1995.“The BCHL is gaining a strong franchise in the Wenatchee Wild and we value the passion and professionalism they bring to our league,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale in a press release.last_img read more

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