Archive for January 3rd, 2017

Liaoning carried out flight operations in South China Sea

Posted in Navy on January 3rd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Liaoning carried out flight operations in South China Sea

China says its J-15 carrier-borne fighters flew over South China Sea for the first time on Jan. 2, one week after the carrier and her escorts rounded Taiwan and docked in Hainan.

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C-119 that participated in Battle of Chosin Reservoir saved from scrap yard

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A Fairchild C-119B, #48-0352, was supposed to be turned into scrap metal but the Air Mobility Command Museum managed to rescue it in time at Edwards Air Force Base.

AMC Museum rescues historic airlifter
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia
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Japan trying to sell Kawasaki P-1, C-2 to New Zealand

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Japan’s defense industry has thrown its hat into New Zealand’s transport and maritime patrol aircraft competition by offering the Kawasaki P-1 and C-2 to Wellington.

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By 防衛装備庁(ATLA) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russian Navy to replace Ka-29 with Ka-52K, inducting ship-based UAVs

Posted in Navy, UAV on January 3rd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russian Navy to replace Ka-29 with Ka-52K, inducting ship-based UAVs

The long-term plan of the Russian Navy is to induct ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Russian naval aviation chief, Maj. Gen. Igor Kozhin, said.

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Автор Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia (Russian Navy, Kamov, Ka-52K) [CC BY-SA 2.0], undefined
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Dutch F-16s arrive in Lithuania for NATO Baltic Air Policing mission

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Four Dutch F-16s have arrived at Lithuania’s Siauliai airbase where they will assume the NATO Baltic Air Policing duties from the French Air Force on Jan. 5.

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Photo: Lithuania Defense Ministry
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