Archive for July, 2011

USMC: ‘There is no Plan B’ for F-35B

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U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Amos told reporters that he is confident the STOVL F-35B will fix all its technical problems and exit its probation.

F-15Es from RAF Lakenheath had Buddy Wing exercise with RoKAF F-15Ks

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USAF F-15Es from RAF Lakenheath joined RoKAF F-15Ks for a “Buddy Wing” exercise at Kunsan Air Base on Jul. 19-21.
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A330MRTT favorite to replace RSAF’s KC-135s

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With Boeing busy producing the KC-46 for the U.S. Air Force, other air forces might look to Airbus’ A330MRTT to satisfy their aerial refueling needs.
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South Korean legislators cut funding for Global Hawks

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South Korea’s National Assembly has cut 5.8 billion won of 5.85 billion won proposed for building the Global Hawk UAVs.
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USMC to test communications intelligence and jamming pod on AV-8B

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The U.S. Marine Corps will test its new Intrepid Tiger II communications intelligence and jamming pod on a AV-8B next month.
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CF-18 crashed due to snow blindness

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The pilot of a CF-18 has to eject last November as he approach to land after he was blinded by snow illuminated by his landing light.
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Chinese official meets Clinton for talks on Taiwan

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The Chinese official in charge of Taiwan, Wang Yi, meet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday and he warned the United States against selling arms to the island as Washington approach a deadline on the decision to sell F-16s to Taiwan.

Critics call for cancellation of Indonesian Air Force One

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been asked to cancel plans to buy a presidential jet.
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PLA Daily: No change in China’s defense policy despite carrier

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The official newspaper of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said on Friday that despite the development of an aircraft carrier program, China will stick to the defensive nature of its defense policy.

LucasFilm’s Red Tails out on Jan. 20, 2012

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George Lucas’ World War II film about the Tuskegee Airmen will finally be out on Jan. 20 next year.


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