Archive for January 11th, 2017

Taiwan tested extended range version of HF-3 supersonic anti-ship missile

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Taiwan is said to have tested an extended range version of its Hsiung Feng 3 (HF-3) supersonic anti-ship missile after CHinese aircraft carrier Liaoning arrived in the South China Sea last month.

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By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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12 RNLAF F-16s will train at Davis-Monthan AFB from Jan. 26

Posted in Air Force on January 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on 12 RNLAF F-16s will train at Davis-Monthan AFB from Jan. 26

Folks staying close to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson will get to see twelve F-16s from the Royal Netherlands Air Force this month as they will be there from Jan. 26 to Feb. 23 for a training exercise.

Luchtmachtdagen 2011 Royal Netherlands Air Force (6188801862)
By Archangel12 [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Liaoning completed its transit of Taiwan Strait at 0700 CST

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Taiwan’s media are reporting that Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning has completed its transit northwards on the Taiwan Strait at 0700 China Standard Time (CST)

U.S. military pilots are worried about close calls with Russian warplanes over Syria

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Over the skies of Syria, U.S. military pilots are struggling to cope with Russian warplanes that often flew too close to their aircraft, risking a mid-air collision, they told Wall Street Journal.

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Photo: USAF
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Russia deploys 12 Su-25s to Syria

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A total of 12 Russian Air Force Su-25s were seen arriving at Hmeymim airbase, Syria on Jan. 10.