Archive for March 9th, 2017

India wants full tech transfer for FGFA program

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Times of India reports that New Delhi has draw lessons from its Su-30MKI program and now wants to negotiate for a full transfer of technology for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) with Russia.

PAK FA Prandtl Glauert singularity
By Rulexip (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Locklear: Don’t rule out military option against North Korea

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Former head of U.S. Pacific Command, retired Adm. Samuel Locklear, told VOA that the White House should not rule out the use of military force against North Korea in order to deter the growing nuclear threat from the latter.

Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III 2012
By United States Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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RNZAF NH90 makes emergency landing near Taupo

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A Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopter on a night training mission had to make an emergency landing near Taupo on Mar. 8.

RNZAF NH90 flying over the Shoalwater Bay Training Area
By CPL Amanda McErlich [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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B-52 navigator clocks 10,000 hours

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Lt. Col. Steven R. Smith, a B-52 navigator instructor with the 93rd Bomb Squadron, clock 10,000 flight hours on the bomber on Mar. 3.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Steve Smith, 93rd Bomb Squadron flight instructor, fields questions from the media at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 3, 2017.  Smith just returned from a training mission where he surpassed 10,000 flight hours in the B-52 Stratofortress.   During his career, Smith helped train more than 1800 B-52 air crew members.   He was also instrumental in developing a targeting pod for the jet that improved weapon accuracy.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Steve Smith, 93rd Bomb Squadron flight instructor, fields questions from the media at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 3, 2017. Smith just returned from a training mission where he surpassed 10,000 flight hours in the B-52 Stratofortress. During his career, Smith helped train more than 1800 B-52 air crew members. He was also instrumental in developing a targeting pod for the jet that improved weapon accuracy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

Russia will officially hand over MiG-29s to Serbia on Mar. 24

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Russia will deliver six MiG-29s to Batajnica airport in Serbia this month and an official handover ceremony will take place on Mar. 24, b92 reports.

MAKS Airshow 2015 (21212065816)
By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (IMG_0637) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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