Archive for February 5th, 2017

Backlog with TK-3 production line forced Taiwan to deploy PAC-3 to east coast

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Anonymous sources told Taipei Times that the military had to deploy a battery of PAC-3 air defense missile system to Taitung on the east coast of the island as the preferred Tien Kung III was not available for relocation.

Tien Kung Ⅲ Missile Launcher Trailer Display at Military Academy Ground 20140531
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Tunisia has taken delivery of six OH-58Ds

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The Tunisian government announced that it has taken delivery of six OH-58D scout helicopters at a base in Gabes.

Defense.gov photo essay 120114-A-3108M-004
By: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Belarus to order Su-30SM this year

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Belarusian Deputy Minister of Defense, Igor Lotenkov, has confirmed that his country will place an order for the Su-30SM fighter this year.

Air-to-air with a Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30SM
By Alex Beltyukov [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

First successful intercept for SM-3 Block IIA

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), together with the Japan Ministry of Defense, has carried out the first successful intercept of the new SM-3 Block IIA interceptor off the west coast of Hawaii.


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