Archive for July 14th, 2017

Turkey agrees to pay $2.5 billion to Russia for S-400

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Bloomberg has been told by an anonymous Turkish official that Ankara has agreed to foot a $2.5 billion bill to buy the S-400 air defense missile system from Russia.

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
By ru:Участник:Goodvint (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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North Korean video showing American city being destroyed by Hwasong-14

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Croatia wants Greece to bid on its MiG-21 replacement contest

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Croatia says it will be sending out five requests for proposal next week for its MiG-21 fighter replacement program. Greece has emerge as one of the countries being approached.

F16 - RIAT 2015 (23239764043)
Tim Felce [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Reuters: Malaysia focusing more on getting maritime patrol aircraft than new fighters

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An anonymous source within Malaysia’s Ministry of Defense told Reuters that the country has decided to put plans to buy new fighters on hold and focus on boosting its aerial surveillance capabilities instead.

Royal Malaysian Air Force MiG-29N
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RAF selects No. 120 and 201 Squadrons to operate P-8A

Posted in Air Force, Navy on July 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAF selects No. 120 and 201 Squadrons to operate P-8A

The Royal Air Force will stand up No. 120 and 201 Squadrons to operate the Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft by the time the jets arrived home in 2020.

P-8A of VP-5 over the Philippine Sea in September 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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