Archive for May 21st, 2010

CSBA’s AirSea Battle concept

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The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has offer its AirSea Battle concept to counter China’s attempt to limit U.S. air and maritime freedom of maneuver and access in the western Pacific.  DoD Buzz has the explanation.

Philippine to get 18 new SF260s on Jul. 2

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The Philippine Air Force will have 18 new SF260s delivered on its anniversary on Jul. 2.

RAND: The Development of China’s Air Force Capabilities

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HT to Steve Trimble.  This is the testimony from RAND, presented before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on May 20 on China’s fixed-wing capabilities.

U.S. lawmakers endorsed Obama’s plan to fund Iron Dome

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410 U.S.  Congressmen voted to support President Obama’s plan to give Israel $205 million to fund the Iron Dome system.

Gates renews veto threat over F136

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates renewed a threat of a presidential veto if Congress press forward to fund the F-136 engine. read more »