Archive for April 20th, 2015

Taiwan to sent P-3C to Spratly Islands

Posted in Air Force on April 20th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan to sent P-3C to Spratly Islands

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense has confirm plans to send its new P-3Cs to Spratly Islands for patrols.

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Photo: RoC MND

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Two Yak-130s delivered to Belarus

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 20th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Two Yak-130s delivered to Belarus

Irkut has delivered the first two of four Yak-130s to Belarus. The first jet arrived on Apr. 16 on board an Il76.

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PAF JF-17s to escort Chinese President’s jet into Islamabad

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a state visit to Pakistan today and the PAF will send eight JF-17 fighters to escort his plane into Islamabad airport.

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By Shimin Gu [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

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U.S. Army withdrawing 24 Apaches from Germany

Posted in Army on April 20th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Army withdrawing 24 Apaches from Germany

Over the next two years, the U.S. Army will gradually shift 24 AH-64 attach helicopters out of Germany and move them to Alaska.

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By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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USMC wants sea-based UAVs

Posted in Marines, UAV on April 20th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on USMC wants sea-based UAVs

As the U.S. Marine Corps shifts away from operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and towards the Pacific, the service recognizes the need to have large unmanned aircraft capable of operating from ships.

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By U. S. Marine Corps [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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