Archive for February 9th, 2017

CSIS/AMTI: HQ-9 still deployed at Woody Island

Posted in Air Defense on February 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The latest report from Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative said a Chinese HQ-9 air defense missile unit is still deployed at Woody Island.

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Indonesia, South Korea open KF-X/IF-X joint office

Posted in Industry on February 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A joint program management office for the KF-X/IF-X fighter program was declared open in Sacheon, South Korea on Feb. 8. The office is run by both Indonesia and South Korea.

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Photo: DAPA
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Leonardo going solo for T-X bid

Posted in Air Force, Industry on February 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

After breaking up with Raytheon as its American partner for the T-X competition, Leonardo has decided to go alone and compete in the U.S. Air Force competition.

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By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (M346 – RIAT 2009Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RoKAF scrambled F-15Ks to “intercept” Doraemon

Posted in Air Force on February 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Two Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) F-15Ks were scrambled on Jan. 12 and it turns out that the unidentified object detected on radar was a balloon.


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Indian Navy’s upgraded Il-38 SD fires Kh-35 ASM for first time

Posted in Navy on February 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Indian Navy Il-38 SD maritime patrol aircraft successfully fired a Kh-35 anti-ship missile (ASM) during exercise TROPEX-17.

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Photo: Indian Navy
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