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 – Be the first to comment

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 – Be the first to comment

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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