Archive for May 27th, 2017

Chinese J-10s buzz U.S. Navy P-3 south of Hong Kong

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A U.S. Navy P-3 was intercepted by two Chinese J-10 fighters southeast of Hong Kong on May 24 and the encounter was deemed unsafe by the American aircrew.

China - Air Force Chengdu J-10A
By Li Pang [GFDL, GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indonesia’s AW101 lacks ramp, not suitable for troop transport or SAR

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Indonesia’s top military commander, Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, has confirmed to Antara News that the AW101 helicopter that was delivered to the country earlier this year did not meet specifications as it lack a ramp.

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Boeing gets $89 million to integrate IRST Block II on Super Hornet

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The U.S. Navy is moving forward towards integrating the Infrared Search and Track System (IRST) on the Boeing Super Hornet fighter by giving Boeing a $89 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for a Block II design of the IRST.

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By Official U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Josh Hammond/Released (U.S. Navy) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Dan Gillian, who runs the Super Hornet program at Boeing, believes the company will “be building F/A-18s into the 2020s” based on the demand signals received.
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Indonesia keen to produce air-to-air missiles with Ukraine

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A news report from Interfax-Ukraine said Indonesia is keen on joint production of air-to-air missiles, radar systems and military cargo planes with Ukraine.

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Philippines want to arm FA-50PH with Russian precision munitions

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In an exclusive interview with the Philippine News Agency, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Manila is thinking of arming its KAI FA-50PH fighters with precision guided munitions made by Russia.

FA-50PH
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