Archive for July 18th, 2017

India’s Rafales expected to be equipped with Litening pods

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An executive from Rafael told Flight Global that India is negotiating to equip its 36 Dassault Rafale fighters with his company’s Litening targeting pod.

ANAAQ-28 LITENING
By Hunini (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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India in talks to buy over French Jaguars

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India is in talks to buy 31 ex-French Air Force Jaguars and the Indian Air Force chief, ACM Birender Singh Dhanoa, will be discussing the issue with his French counterpart during his visit to the country this week.

Jaguar DF-SD-05-05511
By DoD photo by: TSGT MIKE BUYTAS, USAF ([1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Japan plans to start production of ASM-3 supersonic anti-ship missile next year

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Yomiuri Shimbun reported that Tokyo intends to induct the ASM-3 supersonic anti-ship missile into service next year.

JASDF XASM-3(Dummy) at Gifu Air Base 20141123
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U.S. Marine killed by lightning strike at MCAS New River

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A U.S. Marine maintainer died several days after lightning struck the MV-22 he was working on at MCAS New River. Another Marine suffered injuries.

Air station new river
By Looper5920, vector version adapted by Jdcollins13 (talk) 21:42, 6 July 2011 (UTC) (File:Newriverstation logo2.jpg) [Public domain or Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
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