Archive for May 16th, 2017

Dassualt CEO says another 18 Rafales will be sold next year

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In an interview with French regional newspaper Sud-Ouest, Dassault’s CEO Eric Trappier said his firm is in talks for another 18 Rafale fighters but the contract will concluded in 2018.

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By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (Rafale – RIAT 2009) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pentagon’s Inspector General to examine if B-21 has excessive secrecy

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The Pentagon’s Inspector General Office is to conduct an evaluation and submit a report to Congress on whether the U.S. Air Force has placed too much secrecy on the B-21 program.

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Graphic: USAF

The Israeli Air Force depot that frankensteined this F-15

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Barbara Opall-Rome from Defense News had the opportunity to visit Depot 22 of the Israeli Air Force and talked to the folks there who mate to half-sections of two F-15s together. Link to the story below.

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Photo: IAF

JGSDF Super King Air goes missing

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A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force LR-2 (Super King Air) with four crew members on board has gone missing since May 17.

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By 100yen 13:49, 18 November 2007 (UTC) (Own work 13:49, 18 November 2007 (UTC)) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia wants to barter Sukhois for rubber with Indonesia

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According to this article by Kontan, Russia is keen to on importing crumb rubber from Indonesia and will barter with Sukhoi fighters for it.

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