Archive for December 12th, 2016

Japan lodge protest with China over claim of air intercept incident

Posted in Air Force on December 12th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Japan lodge protest with China over claim of air intercept incident

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Tokyo has lodge a protest with Beijing over the latter’s claim over the weekend that Japanese F-15s had fired flares close to Chinese aircraft on Dec. 10.

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Taiwan willing to let PLAAF aircraft land when having in-flight emergency

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Taiwan’s Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan told lawmakers that the government is willing to let People’s Liberation Army warplanes divert to land on the island if any aircraft had an emergency during flight.

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Tu-214R spy plane has return back to Russia from Syria

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The Tu-214R spy plane that Russia deployed to Syria in late July has return home on Dec. 9, tracking data from Flightradar24 shows.

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Special Forces variant of NH90 still under discussion

Posted in Industry on December 12th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Special Forces variant of NH90 still under discussion

NH Industries is still talking to existing customers of the NH90 troop transport helicopter (TTH) about the possible launch of a dedicated special forces variant, Vincent Dubrule, president of the NHI consortium said.

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