Archive for February 17th, 2017

F-35A being deployed to Europe and Pacific this year

Posted in Air Force on February 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Congress was told on Feb. 16 that the U.S. Air Force intends to deploy the F-35A fighter to both Europe and Pacific under the Theater Security Package arrangements.

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Photo: U.S. Air Force
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How a IJN Zero fighter pilot became a deity in Taiwan

Posted in Heritage on February 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A small temple in Tainan, Taiwan may appear similar to other places of worship on the island but the Chen An is actually the only temple in Taiwan that worships a Japanese soldier.

鎭安堂飛虎将軍廟
By 茶葉蛋 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia has started assembling China’s S-400 air defense missile system

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on February 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

An official with Russia’s Rostec said his country is now assembling the first set of S-400 air defense missile system ordered by China.

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
By ru:Участник:Goodvint (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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DRDO has figured out what went wrong with Nirbhay

Posted in Research on February 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A team appointed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has found out what went wrong with the indigenous Nirbhay cruise missiles and the weapon will undergo a fifth flight test in May or June.

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Photo: DRDO