Archive for May 23rd, 2017

AV-8B getting KOR-24A small tactical terminal

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Boeing has selected Viasat to equip the AV-8B Harrier with the KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminals (STT).

AV-8B flying over Macdill Air Force Base
By U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Robertson; The original uploader was Looper5920 at English Wikipedia, 2007-04-07 (original upload date) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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China’s carrier crews are just “kindergarten students”

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Speaking to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie said China’s current aircraft carrier crews are far less experience than their American counterparts.

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India’s Army and Air Force to operate AH-64s

Posted in Air Force, Army on May 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on India’s Army and Air Force to operate AH-64s

News outlets in India have been reporting that the Ministry of Defense is likely to approve the Army’s request to buy 11 Boeing AH-64 attack helicopters.

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By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (AH64D Apache – RIAT 2013) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Malta took delivery of its third King Air

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The Armed Forces of Malta has taken delivery of its third King Air maritime patrol aircraft on May 22. Purchase of the aircraft was made possible with financial assistance from the European Union.

MIAS 260915 AFM KingAir 01
By Oren Rozen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

M20 (DF-12) SRBM appears in Belarus

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Belarus brought out its M20 short-range ballistic missile – export variant of China’s DF-12 – at the recent MILEX-2017 exhibition.

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