Archive for April 21st, 2017

Three F-35s to arrive in Israel this weekend

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Three F-35s will depart the United States today and are expected to arrive in Israel on Apr. 23. This will increase Israel’s F-35 fleet size to five aircraft.

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Photo: Israeli Air Force

Romania plans to buy the Patriot

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Romania has requested to buy the American Patriot air defense missile system, General Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca, chief of the General Staff told reporters.

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By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-35C hits moving target with GBU-12

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A F-35C loaded with the latest 3F software configuration, has successfully guided a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb to a moving target during testing at China Lake on Mar. 29.

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Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin
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UAE in talks to buy “several dozen” Su-35s

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Russian trade minister Denis Manturov said on Apr. 20 that the United Arab Emirates is in talks with Moscow for “sevearl dozen” Su-35 fighters.

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By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (Sukhoi Su-35S) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Taiwan to put in request to buy F-35 in July

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Taiwan’s lawmakers were told by Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan on Apr. 20 that his ministry will approach the United States this July to signal its intention to buy the F-35.

F-35B Lightning of VMFAT-501 hovers over Eglin AFB 2013
By U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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