Archive for March 14th, 2017

Pilot of RA-85572 had full control of aircraft before crashing

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Russian media reported that the pilot flying a Russian Defence Ministry Tupolev Tu-154 that crashed into the Black Sea on Dec. 25, 2016 had put the jet into a controlled descent shortly after take-off.


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JMSDF, ROKN, USN destroyers in missile defense informational link exercise

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The U.S. 7th Fleet announced today that destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG- 991), and JS Kirishima (DDG-174) are operating in waters east of the Korean peninsula and north of Japan for a trilateral missile warning informational link exercise (LINKEX).

US Navy 110318-N-GL340-128 The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilber (DDG 54) is underway off the coast of Japan providing humanitarian assist
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Michael Feddersen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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CV-22s not coming to Japan this year, will be deployed in 2020 instead

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The Pentagon announced on Mar. 13 that the original plan to deploy three U.S. Air Force CV-22s at Yokota Air Base, Japan this year has been shelved.

CV-22 Osprey during Emerald Warrior near Hurlburt Field
By U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/Released [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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North Korea turning Scud-ER into anti-ship ballistic missile

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North Korea has tested technology necessary to give its Scud-ER ballistic missiles with an anti-ship capability, JoongAng Ilbo reports.

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Bulgaria received three bids for its MiG-29 replacement competition

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Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry on Monday unveiled three bids from Italy, Sweden and Portugal for the country’s MiG-29 replacement competition.

Typhoon - RIAT 2016 (28358937844)
By Airwolfhound from Hertfordshire, UK (Typhoon – RIAT 2016) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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