Archive for March 4th, 2017

U.S. Navy releases video showing Russian Su-24s buzzing USS Porter

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USS Porter was buzzed by Russian Su-24 fighter bombers in the Black Sea on Feb. 10. The service has made available a video of the incident.

LM in talks with Spain, Switzerland and Belgium on the F-35

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An executive from Lockheed Martin told reporters at the Avalon Airshow in Australia that his company is in talks with Spain, Switzerland and Belgium about selling the F-35 to these countries.

F-35A Lightning II of the 34th FS drops GBU-12 in Febuary 2016
By U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Haseltine [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Iran’s test-firing of S-300

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Anti-ship missile test-fired from Kalvari-class submarine

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The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile from its Kalvari-class submarine. The Kalvari is the lead ship of six Scorpene-class submarines built in India.

INS Kalvari Sea Trial
Indian Navy [CC BY 2.5 in or CC BY 2.5 in], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan plans to develop new fighter within 10 years

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The president of National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) told Taiwanese lawmakers that his researchers is ready to work on a new turbofan engine that will power a new fighter aircraft.

ROCAF F-CK-1A 1427 Demo Aircraft on Apron after Demonstration Flight 20140719b
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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