Archive for December 12th, 2012

Book Review: MODERN CHINESE AIR POWER: People’s Liberation Army Air Forces

Posted in Air Force on December 12th, 2012 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The following book review is written by a guest reviewer.

By Sean Chua

This book is the most up to date coverage of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force(PLAAF) and the People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force( PLANAF).
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String of crashes with Pakistan Air Force raises alarms

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The Pakistan Air Force has lost around a dozen of aircraft over a period of 18 months. The high attrition rate has raised questions on the average age of the aircraft and the flight maintenance practices.

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Russia to give up Gabala early warning radar

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Moscow has decided not to continue the lease for it’s Gabala early warning radar in Azerbaijan as it was not able to reach an agreement with Baku over the rental cost.

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Iran claims to have decoded all data on board RQ-170

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A senior Iranian commander with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said the country has extracted all the data and information from the captured RQ-170.

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Three companies decided not to bid on USAF’s new Combat Rescue Helicopter contest

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EADS North America, Boeing and Northrop Grumman have indicated that they will not be bidding for the USAF’s new Combat Rescue Helicopter program.
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