Wake turbulence could have down Indian C-130J

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The loss of a Indian Air Force C-130J on Mar. 28 may have been due to the aircraft flying into the wake turbulence of the lead C-130J.

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Russia Strategic Missile Forces unveil security robot

Posted in Air Defense on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will be using a mobile security robot to guard its Yars and Topol-M missile sites. The robot was recently shown on Russian Vesti news program.

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Finland’s Minister of Defence rejects call to buy Gripen

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Finland’s Minister of Defence has rejected the proposal by the Speaker of the Parliament to buy Saab’s Gripen fighter.
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Namibia Defence Force helicopter that crashed was Harbin Z-9

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Namibia has confirmed that the helicopter that crashed at Grootfontein military base on Apr. 11 was a Harbin Z-9.
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Sweden wants to increase Gripen E purchase to 70 aircraft

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Uncomfortable with the recent developments in Ukraine, the Swedish government wants to increase the number of Gripen Es purchased to 70 aircraft.

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Australia to buy additional 58 F-35s

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The Australian government has approved the purchase of an additional 58 F-35 fighters. The F-35 will replace the F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet.
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Maiden flight of Optionally Piloted Black Hawk (OPBH) Demonstrator

Posted in Industry on April 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Sikorsky has demonstrated an optionally piloted Black Hawk helicopter on Mar. 11. The flight is part of a demonstration of autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army.
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Potential sale of 18 UH-60Ms to Mexico

Posted in Industry on April 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

DSCA has notified the U.S. Congress on a potential sale of 18 Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters to Mexico.

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New JASDF E-2C unit in Okinawa stands up

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force on April 21st, 2014 Be the first to comment

A new JASDF E-2C unit with four aircraft was stood up at Naha air base, Okinawa on Apr. 20.


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AVIC SAC J-15 carrier-borne fighter Music Video

Posted in Navy on April 21st, 2014 Be the first to comment

To mark the 65th anniversary of the PLAN, AVIC commissioned the first Shenyang J-15 carrier-borne music video.


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