Archive for February 27th, 2017

Taiwan to merge Air Defense Missile Command under Air Force on Mar. 1

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force on February 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

News outlets in Taiwan report that the country’s Air Defense Missile Command, currently reporting directly to the Ministry of National Defense, will be merge under the Air Force on Mar. 1.

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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JASDF scrambling four instead of two fighters each time

Posted in Air Force on February 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has switched from scrambling two fighters each time to four aircraft, this is so that the service can better deal with aircraft coming from China.

F-15J (819) at Komatsu
Yusuke D. [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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India’s plan to base Rafales in Sarsawa hits roadblock

Posted in Air Force on February 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Indian Air Force is now scrambling to find a new base for its newly-acquired Rafale fighters after it was determined that the preferred Sarsawa air base does not have sufficient space to bed down those fighters.

Rafale - RIAT 2013 (12326930024)
By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (Rafale – RIAT 2013) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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