Archive for November 26th, 2012

YouTube: David’s Sling carried out successful interception

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The Israeli Defense Ministry says the David’s Sling missile defense system has carried out the first successful interception.

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Chairman of Shenyang Aircraft Corporation had heart attack on board Liaoning

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The man in charge of overseeing the J-15 carrier-borne fighter, Shenyang Aircraft Corporation Chairman and President Luo Yang, had a heart attack on board aircraft carrier Liaoning on Nov. 25. He passed away at 12:48pm.

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Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade

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James Hardy, Asia-Pacific Editor of IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly, looks at Taiwan’s F-16 upgrade program and it’s quest for 66 F-16C/Ds.

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Syrian rebels seize helicopter base east of Damascus

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Syrian rebels said on Sunday that they had captured a helicopter base east of Damascus. The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, said rebels seized control of the Marj al-Sultan base on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday morning.

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