Archive for April 10th, 2017

Taiwan redesigning Tuo Chiang-class corvette to have anti-air capability

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Taiwan is to modify the Tuo Chiang-class stealth corvette to add air defense capability to all eleven warships that are planned for production.

沱江艦
By Thomas00110 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Watch CVN 78 underway for its first sea trial

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Italian F-35 contingent standing up at Eglin AFB

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Italian F-35 contingent standing up at Eglin AFB

Italy is making preparations to have a permanent presence at Eglin Air Force Base as part of its F-35A program and the local schools in Okaloosa County are being asked to enroll dependents of the Italian airmen.

F-35A Lightning II completes first trans-Atlantic Ocean crossing (14 of 16)
By US Navy / Andy Wolfe (https://www.dvidshub.net/download/image/2389565) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

HAL delivered 18 Su-30MKIs fitted with second-hand engines

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 10th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

It has come to light that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has delivered at least 18 Su-30MKI fighters to the Indian Air Force that are fitted with second-hand engines.

Sukhoi Su-30MKI-3 'SB 138' (20311901620)
By Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK (Sukhoi Su-30MKI-3 ‘SB 138’) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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LIMA 2017: the definitive documentary

Posted in Airshow on April 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on LIMA 2017: the definitive documentary

The folks from This is Flight have put together this wonderful video from the recently concluded Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017.