Archive for March 25th, 2017

WC-135 made emergency landing in Indonesia

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A U.S. Air Force WC-135 has made an emergency landing in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on Mar. 24. The nuclear sniffer is reported to be on its way to Japan as North Korea is reported to be preparing for a fresh nuclear weapon test.

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By Ken H / @chippyho [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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INS Vikramaditya test-fires Barak missile for first time

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India’s sole aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has test-fired its Barak surface-to-air missile for the first time in the Arabian Sea on Mar. 24.

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Photo: Indian Ministry of Defense
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Soviet test pilot Stepan Mikoyan passed away

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Stepan Mikoyan, a Soviet Union test pilot and nephew of aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan, has passed away at the age of 94.

Степан Анастасович Микоян 2016
By Mihenator (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RoCAF carried out torpedo firings from P-3C

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Taiwan confirmed that its new P-3C has completed firing of the MK-46 and MK-54 torpedos from the P-3C last year.

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By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

USAF has installed APG-83 on its own F-16

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The U.S. Air Force has installed the Northrop Grumman APG-83 AESA radar on its own F-16, a press release from Edwards Air Force Base reveals.

150821-F-HP195-### EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2015) Lockheed Martin technicians install hardware for mounting Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) on an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to 416th Flight Test Squadron. Duifficulties were encountered during installation of mounting hardware, prompting technicians to make alterations to factory-supplied parts.

150821-F-HP195-### EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2015) Lockheed Martin technicians install hardware for mounting Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) on an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to 416th Flight Test Squadron. Duifficulties were encountered during installation of mounting hardware, prompting technicians to make alterations to factory-supplied parts.


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