Archive for June 17th, 2017

RMAF Su-30MKM dropping the GBU-12 laser-guided bomb

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26 Nov, 2016. #M52-08.

Russia carried out ABM interceptor test

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Russia has carried out its first anti-ballistic missile (ABM) interceptor test for 2017 at the Sary-Shagan ABM testing range in Kazakhstan on Jun. 16.

Jane’s: ShinMaywa says no to final assembly of US-2 in Indonesia

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Masayuki Tanaka, from ShinMaywa’s export division, told Jane’s at MAST Asia 2017 exhibition in Tokyo that his company is willing to let Indonesian firms collaborate on the final assembly of the US-2 amphibian if Indonesia selects the aircraft.

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force butai01 - 01
海上自衛隊 [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Aegis destroyer USS Fitzgerald involved in collision at sea, 7 sailors unaccounted for

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USS Fitzgerald, a Aegis guided-missile destroyer, was involved in a collision with a Philippine merchant ship southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, on Jun. 17.


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No smoking gun in USN fast jet physiological episodes

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A U.S. Navy investigation into persistent oxygen and pressurization issues on the Boeing F/A-18 and T-45 has failed to narrow a single cause behind the problem. Therefore, the service will tackle the problem from multiple angles.

Defense.gov News Photo 110616-N-VE240-057 - U.S. Navy Airman Jessica Tescher left a parachute rigger performs a monthly maintenance check on a pilot s helmet during Exercise Northern Edge
By English: Petty Officer 2nd Class Rufus Hucks, U.S. Navy (www.defense.gov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons