Archive for January 1st, 2017

RoCAF 1st sunrise of 2017 flyover

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The Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) stage its annual F-16 flyover to mark the first sunrise of the year at Qixingtan beach in Hualien County this morning.

U-2 mission package retired after 40 years of service

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The U.S. Air Force says a mission package that has been flown aboard the U-2 was retired for good on Dec. 15.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile


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Philippines to restart CAS tender this month

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Philippines will once again re-launch its close-air support (CAS) aircraft tender this month after failing to find a winner in 2016.

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By Ministério da Defesa (Aeronaves Ágata 7) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Three hurt after picking up American-made decoy flare in India

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A woman and two of her children were hurt in India after a decoy flare she picked up in a jungle exploded.

F-16 releases four flares
See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Final T-X RFP published

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The U.S. Air Force has published its final version of the T-X advanced jet trainer request for proposal (RFP).

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Photo: KAI
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