Archive for March 23rd, 2017

Taiwan will receive its last P-3C in July

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A Ministry of National Defense official from Taiwan says the last of 12 P-3Cs will be delivered in July. President Tsai Ing-wen is expected to officiate the delivery ceremony.

ROCAF P-3C 3311 Display at Hualien AFB Apron 20160813Fa
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

JMSDF inducts JS Kaga into service

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The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) inducted its second Izumo-class helicopter carrier JS Kaga into service at Yokohama on Mar. 22.

Lockheed Martin rules out Golden Eagle for OA-X

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Lockheed Martin has determined that a light attack variant of the KAI T-50 will not be offered for the U.S. Air Force’s upcoming OA-X competition.

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Lockheed Martin moving from flying wing towards wing-body-tail design for Stingray

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Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Work has determined that a flying wing design is not the best aerodynamic shape for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial tanker.

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ANG thinking of retiring F-15C/Ds; replace homeland defense with F-16s

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Lawmakers at a House Armed Services readiness subcommittee hearing on Mar. 22 were told by Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, about plans to retire its 236 F-15C/Ds to save costs.

18th Wing Commander, Brigadier General Gary North, flies lead in a F-15D Eagle with his wingman Captain Michael Casey, (F-15C), from the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, along with two F-16 010713-f-ZS275-001
By MSGT Marvin Krause, USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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