Archive for May 8th, 2017

Bangladesh said to have selected Su-30SME

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Bangladesh defense website BDMilitary says the country has selected the Sukhoi Su-30SME as its new fighter.

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Indonesia refuses to take delivery of AW101

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indonesia refuses to take delivery of AW101

Indonesia is said to be refusing to take delivery of a AW101 helicopter that is already in the country.


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India, Russia will sign FGFA agreement this year

Posted in PAK-FA on May 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on India, Russia will sign FGFA agreement this year

India is said to have ironed out issues on the development of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) with Russia and an agreement to finalize the deal is expected to be signed this year.

Sukhoi T-50 in 2011 (4)
By Dmitry Zherdin [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

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Taiwan says Liaoning will eventually sail out to second island chain

Posted in Navy on May 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan says Liaoning will eventually sail out to second island chain

Taiwan’s Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan said China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning will eventually venture out to the second island chain in the Pacific Ocean.

Geographic Boundaries of the First and Second Island Chains
By DoD (Image:China Report 2006.pdf) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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X-37B has landed, this time in Florida

Posted in Air Force, Space on May 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on X-37B has landed, this time in Florida

While the world was fixated over the French election, the X-37B fired its thrusters to deorbit and land at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility on May 7.

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U.S. Air Force courtesy photo
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