Archive for September 13th, 2015

Not one but two videos from the first J-11BS public flying demo

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The Shenyang J-11BS fighter made its first public flying demonstration during the Air Force public day in Changchun, Jiling province on Sept. 10. The J-11BS is the two-seat indigenous copy of the Su-27. The aircraft is powered by the WS-10 engine.

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Two exceptional PLAAF aerobatics team that you’ve never heard of

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Officially, the August 1st is the aerobatic demonstration team of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Tasked with performing at local and international airshows, the August 1st is considered the flying ambassadors of the PLAAF. However, there are two more aerobatic teams that seldom get coverage from the media outside China as they only perform at Changchu, Jilin province.

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Chinese military satellite launched into orbit

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China launched a military satellite into orbit on Sept. 12 using a Long March-3B rocket.

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Russian cargo planes eventually arrive in Syria via Iran

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Two Russia cargo planes that were denied airspace clearance by Bulgaria earlier this month have arrived in Syria.

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Indonesia declines Singapore’s offer of C-130, CH-47 to help fight forest fires

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Indonesia has declined Singapore’s offer of a C-130 for cloud seeding in fighting forest fires on the island of Sumatra.

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