Archive for July 15th, 2016

H-6K bomber over Scarborough Shoal

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The PLAAF published a photo of its newest H-6K bomber over Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea today on the Weibo social media platform.

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Scarborough Shoal

P.1HH crash resulted in 2 months delay for delivery to Italian Air Force

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The crash of a P.1HH Hammerhead unmanned aerial vehicle prototype on May 31 has resulted in a two-month delay in the delivery process for the Italian Air Force, the Piaggio Aero revealed.

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By Tangopaso (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Argentine Air Force converted one of its Learjet into EW platform

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The Argentine Air Force has converted one of its Learjet 35A into an electronic attack platform to replace its Boeing 707 VR-2.

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By Robert Underwood (T-22@AEP 11AUG14) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Royal Navy might lose its ScanEagle capability

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Jane’s has learn that the Royal Navy is on course to lose its ScanEagle capability in November 2017 and its Type 23 warships will not have an unmanned aerial vehicle on board for maritime surveillance duties.

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By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Carlisle ready to send F-35A into combat this year

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Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Herbert J. Carlisle, told reporters in Washington that he is ready to send the F-35A into combat this year once the jet achieved Initial Operating Capability.

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Photo: U.S. Air Force
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