Archive for April 19th, 2013

F-35A costs 10% more to operate than the F-16

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The U.S. Air Force has told Dutch government officials that the cost per flying hour for the F-35A is about 10% more to operate than the F-16, at $24,000.

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YouTube: Chinese aircraft carrier at its home port

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USAF says it can replace part of RQ-4 Block 30’s role with other “classified platforms”

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Lt. Gen. Charles Davis, the U.S. Air Force military deputy for acquisition, told Congress that part of the roles envision for the RQ-4 Block 30 can be substituted with the U-2 and other “classified platforms.”
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Belarusian Air Force Su-25UB, MiG-29UB land on motorway during exercise

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The Belarusian Air Force converted a motorway into a runway during an exercise for CIS states in Ivatsevichi District and Baranovichi District, Brest Oblast on Apr. 17.

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U.S. scientist says North Korea needs one more test to develop a nuclear missile

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Stanford University’s Siegfried Hecker, a prominent U.S. scientist who is believed to have been the last Westerner to visit North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear complex, said North Korea would need to carry out at least one more nuclear test in order to develop a nuclear missile.

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