Archive for July 5th, 2016

Canadian C-130 being flown over Russia for Open Skies observation flights

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A specially-configured Canadian C-130 is now based at Tiksi airport in the Russian region of Yakutia and the aircraft is flying observation flights over Russian territory from Jul. 4-9 under the Open Skies Treaty.

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By Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (20151026_christian.timmig_TO_and_Landings_04) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Raytheon gets contract to produce AIM-9X Block II missiles for Japan, Norway and Taiwan

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The Pentagon on Jul. 1 awarded a contract to Raytheon for 660 AIM-9X Block II missiles and some of these air-to-air weapons are destined for Japan, Norway and Taiwan.

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U.S. Navy photo
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RoKN P-3 in Atsugi, Japan for training exercise

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A Republic of Korea Navy P-3 maritime patrol plane arrived at Atsugi, Japan on Jul. 4 for bilateral training with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

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By Lord Mountbatten (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Poland claims breakthrough in talks to buy Patriot

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Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Warsaw is close to placing an order for the Patriot air defense system with Raytheon, a deal worth more than $5 billion.

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By DoD Photo By Glenn Fawcett [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Algeria will take delivery of all 14 Su-30s in 2017

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Irkut has said in its annual report that it will complete the delivery of 14 Su-30MKA fighters ordered by Algeria next year.

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By Ardastos (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons