Archive for April 6th, 2016

JASDF U-125 goes missing

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A Japan Air Self-Defense Force U-125 has gone missing after departing Kanoya Air Field this afternoon.

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By Takashi Hososhima from Tokyo, Japan (Air Show 2012 at Iruma Air Base – U-125) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israel’s suicide drone appears in Azerbaijan, Armenia conflict

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A video of what appears to be a IAI Harop unmanned combat aerial vehicle flying over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has been posted on YouTube.


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Major assembly of AN−132D completed

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Antonov’s joint project with King Abdulaziz City Science and Technology, the AN-132D, has completed its major assembly. The aircraft is now waiting for its PW150A engines from Pratt & Whitney Canada.

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Photo: Antonov

U.S. State Department said Washington would block sale of Su-30 to Iran

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At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs told lawmakers that the Obama administration would block the sale of Su-30 fighters by Russia to Iran at the U.N. Security Council.

Air-to-air with a Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30SM
By Alex Beltyukov [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Nagorno-Karabakh Republic displays wreckage of Azerbaijani UAV

Posted in UAV on April 6th, 2016 by alert5 – 2 Comments

The separatist state of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has released photos showing the wreckage of a Azerbaijani unmanned aerial vehicle that was shot down on Apr. 5.

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Photos: Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s defense ministry
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