Archive for March 11th, 2017

Russia plans to modernize Su-34 next year

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Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov disclosed that a program to modernize the Su-34 fighter bomber will commence next year.

Sukhoi Su-34 flight display at 2015 MAKS
By Dmitry Terekhov [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Four F-15Cs, four F-22s achieved 41:1 kill ratio on a single mission at WSEP

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During a recent Weapons Systems Evaluation Program (WSEP) at Tyndall Air Force Base, four F-15Cs from the 104th Fighter Wing flew a joint mission with four F-22s against 14 ‘enemy’ aircraft. The kill ratio for that mission was 41:1.

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By Gerard van der Schaaf (MA83-0018) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Quadcopter was used to perform preflight inspection of C-17

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Over at Edwards Air Force Base, the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 on Mar. 6.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit
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Portugal considers KC-390 as adequate to replace its C-130

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Speaking to Jane’s on Mar. 9, the Portuguese Ministry of National Defence (MoND) said the Embraer KC-390 is being considered as adequate to progressively replace the country’s C-130.

KC-390 em voo no interior de São Paulo
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South Korea, U.S. to create joint air defense command

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In an overhaul of South Korea’s air defense strategy, Seoul has decided to form a joint air defense missile command with the United States.


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