Archive for May 4th, 2016

Snowbird 6 proposed to girlfriend during home opener

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The Snowbirds held their home opener at Moose Jaw on Apr. 29. Right after the team drew a heart in the sky, Captain Greg Hume-Powell, Snowbird 6, proposed to his girl friend Emily Simpson.

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Photo: Canadian Forces Snowbirds
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Taiwan says no plan to deploy missiles to Taiping Island

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Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense says Taipei has no plan to deploy surface-to-air missiles to Taiping Island in the Spratly Islands chain.

Taiping Island and Zhongzhou Reef ISS
By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Lack of satcom means Dutch F-16s seldom deployed over Syria

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Dutch lawmakers found out during a recent trip to Jordan that RNLAF F-16s deployed to fight ISIL seldom fly over Syria as they are not equipped with satellite communication equipment.

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By RAF-YYC from Calgary, Canada (RNLAFUploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indonesia will sign Su-35 deal this month

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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo will visit Russia from May 19-20 during the Russia-ASEAN Summit and during that time, he will witness the signing of the deal to buy eight Sukhoi Su-35 fighters.

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Canada to decide on CC-150 replacement after new fighter is selected

Posted in Air Force on May 4th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Canada to decide on CC-150 replacement after new fighter is selected

The head of Royal Canadian Air Force said a replacement for the CC-150 aerial refueling tanker will only be considered after the fighter to replace the Hornet has been selected.

CC-150 Polaris tanker refueling two CF-18 Hornets
By Robert Taylor (Flickr: CFB Trenton Open House 2009_0293) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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