Archive for February 14th, 2017

Pukguksong-2 was launched at an angle of 89 degrees; range could be 2,000km

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South Korea’s intelligence service told lawmakers this morning that the North’s Pukguksong-2 solid fuel ballistic missile was fired at an angle of 89 degrees. If it had been traveling on a normal trajectory of 45 degrees, the canister launched missile could have a range of 2,000km.

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Photo: KCNA

Martin-Baker ejection seats over the years

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Guy Norris from Aviation Week traces the evolution of Martin-Baker’s ejection seats over the past 70 years. Hit the source below for the excellent article.

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Technical evaluation of Kawasaki C-2 completed

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The Japan Air Self-Defense Force announced that it technical evaluation of the Kawasaki C-2 cargo plane has been completed on Jan. 26.

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South Korea planning its own missile test

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In response to Pyongyang’s latest missile test on Feb. 12, South Korea is considering whether to test-fire its indigenous cruise missile or unveil a new ballistic missile that’s under development.

George H.W. Bush CSG conducts air strikes against ISIL

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The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) commenced strike missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 13, the U.S. Navy announced on the same day.

170213-N-YL257-027 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 13, 2017) Capt. Jim McCall, commander, Carrier Air Wing 8, launches an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)

170213-N-YL257-027 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 13, 2017) Capt. Jim McCall, commander, Carrier Air Wing 8, launches an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)