Archive for May 9th, 2017

Taiwan’s former missile commander said to have been recruited by China

Posted in Air Defense on May 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Taiwanese Maj. General who is the current deputy commander of Matsu Defense Command is said to have been recruited to spy for China.

Patriot PAC-2 Launcher with HEMTT Display at CKS Memorial Hall Square 20140607b
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RMAF chief says P-3C offer from Japan never on the table

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The Malaysian national news agency Bernama reported that Air Force chief Gen. Affendi Buang has refuted recent media reports on Japan’s transfer of P-3C maritime patrol aircraft to Malaysia.

P-3c 03l
海上自衛隊 [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Turkey to unveil two types of indigenous air-to-air missiles for its F-16s

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Turkey will unveil two air-to-air missiles at 13th International Defense Industry Fair. The GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN are meant to arm the country’s F-16s.

F-16C Falcon from the Turkish Air Force
By SRA Alan Port [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Fewer restrictions for RNZAF NH90s

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The Royal New Zealand Air Force has decided to ease the flight restrictions placed on its NH90 transport helicopter fleet following an investigation into an in-flight engine failure last month.

RNZAF NH90 flying over the Shoalwater Bay Training Area
By CPL Amanda McErlich [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-35As completed first training deployment in Europe

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The U.S. Air Force announced that the eight F-35As deployed to Europe for training have left Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7.

An F-35A Lightning II from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment  to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks)

An F-35A Lightning II from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks)