Archive for June 19th, 2017

ABM interceptor destroys another ABM interceptor over Taiwan

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Taiwan test-fire two types of anti-ballistic missile (ABM) interceptors today and the American PAC-2 successfully intercept and destroy a indigenous Tien Kung II missile.

Patriot PAC-2 Launcher with HEMTT Display at CKS Memorial Hall Square 20140607a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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AV-8B reverse landing on USS America

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Lockheed Martin about to sell 440 F-35s to 11 countries

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Reuters is reporting that the manufacturer of the F-35 stealth fighter is in final stages of negotiations to sell 440 jets to 11 nations.

An F-35A Lightning II from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment  to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks)

An F-35A Lightning II from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks)


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Iran fired ballistic missiles at ISIL targets in Syria

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It was reported that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has fired a number of ballistic missiles into Syria, targeting ISIL forces in the Deir Ezzor region in Eastern Syria.

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Photo: IRIBNews
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Syrian Su-22 shot down by F/A-18E

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Boeing’s Super Hornet has scored its first air-to-air kill when a Syrian Su-22 was shot down by a U.S. Navy F/A-18E on Jun. 18.

VFA-31 FA-18E landing
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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