Archive for December 8th, 2016

Video of this year’s Christmas Tree formation flight!

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Video: Swedish Air Force

South Korea test firing of Chunma

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The South Korean Army carried a live-firing exercise of its Chunma mobile air defense missile system on Dec. 7. This is the first live-firing of the system in four-years, according to Yonhap news.

K-SAM firing
Photos: Republic of Korea Army
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Airbus, Elta offer AEW conversion to existing C295 operators

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Igo Licht, Elta’s vice-president of marketing and sales, said operators of the Airbus C295 have been offered to convert their transport aircraft into a AEW platform equipped with a Elta AESA radar.

Airbus C295 AEW - RIAT 2011 (18711493925)
By Airwolfhound from Hertfordshire, UK (Airbus C295 AEW – RIAT 2011) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pentagon’s chief weapons tester said his colleagues lied about the F-35 program

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Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, said in a memo to Frank Kendall, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, that a draft response to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain had contained misleading information.

70 ARS Refuels F-35As 160713-F-HC633-372 (cropped)
By Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Canada said to have selected C-295

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Canada is reported to have selected the Airbus C-295 as its next long-range search-and-rescue aircraft and an announcement will be made today at Trenton, Ontario.

CN295 - RIAT 2007 (2348467456)
By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (CN295 – RIAT 2007) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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