Archive for June 7th, 2017

BG. Paul Tibbets IV to fly B-29 Doc

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Grandson of Enola Gay commander, Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, will be at the cockpit of restored B-29 bomber Doc on Jun. 9 when the warbird makes a trip to Whiteman Air Force Base for the Wings Over Whiteman Airshow.

B-29 Doc McConnell Air Force Base July 17, 2016
By Erin McClellan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

China had 2 serious J-15 accidents last year

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China today revealed another J-15 carrier-borne fighter accident that took place in April last year. It was well known that a fatal crash occurred that month and took the life of pilot Zhang Cao.

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Indonesia and Russia have agreed on Su-35 contract

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An executive from Rostec said Jakarta and Moscow have both agreed on the contract for Su-35 fighters. The information was given by Victor Kladov, director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy Department.

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

SpaceX’s first mission for USAF is to launch X-37B

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U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson disclosed that SpaceX will launch the X-37B into orbit this August.

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By SpaceX [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia to take delivery of 2 more PAK-FAs this year

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Development of Sukhoi’s PAK-FA stealth fighter is in its final stage, Russia’s Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Jun. 5.


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