Archive for December 20th, 2016

Cockpit video of Ukrainian Su-25s firing Kh-25 air-to-surface missiles

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MV-22s in Okinawa are flying again

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U.S. Marine Corps has allowed the MV-22s deployed to Japan to resume flying. The tiltrotors were grounded after one ditched off the coast of Okinawa Dec. 13.

MV-22 crash Okinawa
Screen grab from NHK video
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IAI hands over first of two G550 CAEW to Italian Air Force

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The Italian Air Force has taken delivery of the first of two G550 Conformal Airborne Early Warning (CAEW) system from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Israel on Dec. 19.

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Photo: IAI
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RoCAF F-16 made an emergency landing

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A Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) F-16 had to make an emergency landing at Ching Chuan Kang in Taichung after one of the electrical generator on board the aircraft failed in flight.

ROCAF F-16A 6623 Flight Demonstration in Ching Chuang Kang Air Force Base 20161126a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Serbia keen to buy Buk air defense missile system

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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic disclosed that he will ask discuss with Moscow over the sale of the Buk air defense missile system during an official visit to Russia this week.

9M317 surface-to-air missile of Buk-M2E
By Yuriy Lapitskiy (originally posted to Flickr as 9M317) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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