Archive for July 31st, 2016

J-15 landed and pitch up rapidly before it crashed

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A video by the Chinese military has revealed more details into the crash of a J-15 carrier-borne fighter in Apr. 27 this year that killed its pilot.


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S-400 has been deployed to Crimea

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Russia has deployed it S-400 air defense system to Crimea peninsula, a source told RIA Novosti. Earlier, it was reported that the unit will only arrive next month.

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
By ru:Участник:Goodvint (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

British Rapier unit deployed to Estonia

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The British Royal Artillery 16th Regiment has deployed to Estonia’s Emari airbase along with its Rapier air defense missile system.

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Photo: Estonian Defence Forces
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USMC IDs F/A-18C pilot killed in crash

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The Third Marine Aircraft Wing has identified Maj. Richard Norton, a pilot with VMFA-232, as the person killed in a F/A-18C crash on Jul. 28 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.

Maj Norton
Photo: U.S. Marine Corps
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India inks contract with Rosoboronexport for Ka-28 modernization

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The Indian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract with Rosoboronexport to modernize ten Ka-28 naval helicopters of the Indian Navy.

Malabar 2012 IN Ka-31
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin (http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=121465) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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