Archive for June 24th, 2017

EUCOM releases photos of Russian Su-27 intercepting USAF RC-135U

Posted in Air Force on June 24th, 2017 by alert5 – 2 Comments

U.S. European Command has released a set of images of the intercept of a U.S. Air Force RC-135U on Jun. 19 by a Russian Su-27.

A U.S. RC-135U flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 Flanker June 19, 2017. Due to the high rate of closure speed and poor control of the aircraft during the intercept, this interaction was determined to be unsafe. (Courtesy photo/Released)

A U.S. RC-135U flying in international airspace over the Baltic
Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 Flanker June 19, 2017. Due to the high rate of
closure speed and poor control of the aircraft during the intercept, this
interaction was determined to be unsafe. (Courtesy photo/Released)


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Thunderbird F-16D flips upside down during landing incident in Dayton

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A F-16D assigned to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team had a mishap while landing at Dayton International Airport on Jun. 23.


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South Korea test-fired Hyunmoo ballistic missile

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South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in observed the test-firing of a Hyunmoo-type ballistic missile on Jun. 23.


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Bulgaria to start negotiations with Saab for Gripen

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Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has confirmed that his country will kick start its fighter replacement exercise by negotiating with Saab for Gripen fighters.

SAAB Jas 39 Gripens in flying formation
By Stefan Sundkvist [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Asahi Shimbun: Japan’s Ministry of Defense selects Aegis Ashore

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Japan will allocate funding from 2018’s budget to go towards the construction of Aegis Ashore facilities in the country, Asahi Shimbun reports.

Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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