Archive for April 1st, 2017

JASDF C-2s deployed to Miho air base

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The Japan Air Self-Defense Force has deployed three Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft for future operations with the jets arriving at Miho Air Base on Mar. 30.


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Shenyang told to rush development of J-15S so that Xi can do the GWB swagger on Liaoning too

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Chinese fighter manufacturer Shenyang has been ordered by the People’s Liberation Army to quickly complete the development of its tandem-seat J-15S carrier-borne fighter in order to have President Xi Jinping trap on board carrier Liaoning.

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By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Tyler J. Clements. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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PLA confirms second aircraft carrier to be launched soon

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A spokesperson from China’s Ministry of National Defense told the press on Mar. 30 that the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier will be launched soon.

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Saab given contract to develop RBS15 ER

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The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has given Saab a contract to further develop the RBS15 anti-ship missile.

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Photo: Saab
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Egypt’s first Fulcrum

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A MiG-29/35 in Egyptian Air Force colors has been spotted at Zhukovsky air base, Russia. The jet’s serial number is 811.

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Photo: Dmitri Terekhov