Archive for March, 2017

Chinese ATC challenged B-1B flight over East China Sea

Posted in Air Force on March 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Beijing has called upon Washington to respect its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after a B-1B crew flying over the area on Mar. 21 was warned by Chinese air traffic controllers.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Robles
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WC-135 made emergency landing in Indonesia

Posted in Air Force on March 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A U.S. Air Force WC-135 has made an emergency landing in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on Mar. 24. The nuclear sniffer is reported to be on its way to Japan as North Korea is reported to be preparing for a fresh nuclear weapon test.

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By Ken H / @chippyho [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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INS Vikramaditya test-fires Barak missile for first time

Posted in Navy on March 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

India’s sole aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has test-fired its Barak surface-to-air missile for the first time in the Arabian Sea on Mar. 24.

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Photo: Indian Ministry of Defense
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Soviet test pilot Stepan Mikoyan passed away

Posted in Heritage on March 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Stepan Mikoyan, a Soviet Union test pilot and nephew of aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan, has passed away at the age of 94.

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By Mihenator (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RoCAF carried out torpedo firings from P-3C

Posted in Air Force on March 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Taiwan confirmed that its new P-3C has completed firing of the MK-46 and MK-54 torpedos from the P-3C last year.

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By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons