Archive for June 15th, 2017

JSDF conducting PAC-3 drills across Japan

Posted in Air Defense on June 15th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Japan Self-Defense Force has started PAC-3 air defense missile drills across the country, the first drill occurred at Komaki City on Jun. 14.


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MiG Corporation working on long-range interceptor

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MiG Corporation’s general director Ilya Tarasenko told Kommersant newspaper that his employees are busy working on a long-range interceptor that can replace the MiG-31.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31BM in flight
By Konstantin Tyurpeko (http://russianplanes.net/id161326) [CC BY-SA 4.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF wants to upgrade 841 F-16C/Ds to 13,856 airframe hours

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The U.S. Air Force has decided that 841 of its F-16C/D fighters will undergo the service-life extension program (SLEP) that will extend each jet’s structural service life from 8,000 to 13,856 hours.

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By Wisconsin ANG [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Saab hopes to start Gripen negotiations with Bulgaria after summer

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An executive from Saab told reporters in Sofia on Jun. 14 that his company hopes to begin negotiations to sell the Gripen fighter after this summer.

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Zerbet at en.wikipedia [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons
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XQ-222 Valkyrie and UTAP-22 to be unveiled at Paris Airshow

Posted in Airshow, Industry on June 15th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Trade attendees at the Paris airshow will get to see the XQ-222 Valkyrie and UTAP-22 unmanned aerial systems from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions for the first time.

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Photos: Kratos
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