Archive for August, 2015

Taiwan’s report on China military says Beijing will declare ADIZ over South China Sea; building 2 aircraft carriers

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on August 31st, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan’s report on China military says Beijing will declare ADIZ over South China Sea; building 2 aircraft carriers

Taiwan’s military submitted its latest report on China’s military to the legislative body today. The report said China will declare an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea once it has completed building its military facilities in the Spratly Islands.

Spratly with flags
By CIA. Cropped and Flags added by Estarapapax. (Central Intelligence Agency.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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IAF chief says Rafale deal in final stages

Posted in Air Force on August 31st, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on IAF chief says Rafale deal in final stages

Speaking to reporters after delivering a lecture on Aug. 29, Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Rahal, said discussion on purchase of 36 Rafale fighters is in its “final stages”.

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By Konstantin von Wedelstaedt [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

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Denel Seeker 400 has entered production

Posted in Industry, UAV on August 31st, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Denel Seeker 400 has entered production

Denel has started the production of its Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle for a local customer after wrapping up the flight test program.

A Seeker 400 drone, manufactured by South African company Denel Dynamics, flies over Cape Town Stadium.
By Times Asi [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Saab offers Erieye to Indonesia

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force on August 30th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Saab offers Erieye to Indonesia

Saab is willing to sell its Erieye airborne early warning technology to Indonesia.

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By Alan D R Brown [GFDL or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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Nigerian Air Force Do 228 crashed

Posted in Air Force on August 30th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Nigerian Air Force Do 228 crashed

A Nigerian Air Force Do 228 transport aircraft crashed on Aug. 29 in Kaduna. The aircraft, NAF030, is said to have hit a house.

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Photo: Olatunji Obasa
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