Archive for July 27th, 2016

See the X-2 up close this October at Gifu airbase open house

Posted in Airshow, Industry, Research on July 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on See the X-2 up close this October at Gifu airbase open house

Japan’s Ministry of Defense announced that the Mitsubishi X-2 stealth demonstrator will be on static display at Gifu airbase open house on Oct. 30.

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China revealed the first fatal J-15 accident

Posted in Navy on July 27th, 2016 by alert5 – 2 Comments

China has admitted that a J-15 pilot was killed back in Apr. 27 this year. Zhang Chao was carrying out simulated carrier landings when he encountered trouble with the jet’s engines flight control system. He ejected from his stricken aircraft at the last minute and later died of his injuries.

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USAF Secretary says she’s not briefed on A-10 replacement

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Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Deborah Lee James, said she found out about the service’s proposal to complement and replace the A-10 attack jet from the news as she has not been briefed on the program.

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U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa

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Canada might keep CT-114 around till 2030

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CBC News managed to obtain documents from Canada’s Department of National Defence and the papers revealed the department’s intention to keep the CT-114 Tutor jet trainer flying till 2030.

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By John Davies – CYOW Airport Watch [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israeli warplanes struck a building in Syrian Golan Heights

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Israel says its warplanes fired two missiles at a residential building in Baath City in the Syrian Golan Heights after errant fire hit an open space near the border with Israel.

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By Aldo Bidini [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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