Archive for May 17th, 2016

Indian Air Force chief has flown the Tejas

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Head of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, has flown a two-seat HAL Tejas fighter during a trip to Bengaluru today. He is the first service chief to do so.

Tejas weapon display Aero India 2011
By Defence19 [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Pentagon releases new videos of Russian Su-24s, Ka-27 buzzing USS Donald Cook

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The Pentagon has release more footage of the Russian Ka-27 helicopter and Su-24 fighter bomber buzzing USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request from The Virginian-Pilot.

RMAF MB339CM crashed

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A Royal Malaysian Air Force MB339CM jet trainer crashed at Nenasi at 12:30pm today. Both crew members ejected safely.

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Photo: Unknown source.
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AIM-9X Block II is now a BVR weapon

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During a briefing at the 2016 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, an officer from the U.S. Navy disclosed that the AIM-9X Block II missile now has a “beyond-visual-range” capability.

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U.S. Navy photo
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Thai Prime Minister to discuss the purchase of helicopters during visit to Russia

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is embarking on a trip to Russia today and he told reporters that he will discuss the purchase of helicopters during the visit.

Mil Mi.17 of the Royal Thai Army at Khon Kaen (8229041619)
By Alec Wilson from Khon Kaen, Thailand (6402) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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