Archive for July 4th, 2016

China’s version of the encounter between PLA Su-30s and JASDF F-15Js

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The Chinese Ministry of Defence gave its version of the close encounter between two Su-30s and two JASDF F-15Js on Jun. 17.

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Taiwan release images showing damage to fishing boat by HF-3

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Russia says its Sunflower OTH radar can detect the F-35

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on July 4th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia says its Sunflower OTH radar can detect the F-35

Russia’s Svobodnaya Pressa says the new Podsolnukh (Sunflower) over-the-horizon radar is powerful enough to detect the F-35 stealth fighter.

First Hill F-35
By Todd Cromar [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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France proposing to complete development of Kaveri as part of Rafale offset requirements

Posted in Industry, Research on July 4th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on France proposing to complete development of Kaveri as part of Rafale offset requirements

France is required to provide 50 percent offsets to India as part of the deal to sell 36 Rafale fighters to the Indian Air Force. Paris is hoping to take over and complete the devlopment of India’s Kaveri turbofan engine to meet some of those offset requirements.

GTX-35VS Kaveri
By Jagan Pillariseti (http://bharat-rakshak.com/) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Admiral Kuznetsov to see combat for 1st time, will launch airstrikes off Syria

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After numerous trips to the Mediterranean, Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will finally see combat this year when she will sail to Syria and launch airstrikes off its coast.

Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier
Mil.ru [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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