Archive for August 19th, 2017

Documentary film on late Japanese ace Kaname Harada

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A documentary film about the late Japanese fighter ace Kaname Harada is being screen at a theater in Nagano until Aug. 25.

Last joint mission for Luftwaffe Tornado and Holloman F-16

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The Luftwaffe Tornado detachment at Holloman Air Force Base is winding down its operations there and a final joint mission with Holloman’s F-16 unit is flown on Aug. 17.

A German air force Tornado and an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 314th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation together during the last joint flying mission here at Holloman Air Force Base, Aug. 17, 2017. The GAF has entered its final stage of departure, however they will not complete their departure from Holloman AFB until mid 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Bradford "Emcon" Brizek)

A German air force Tornado and an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 314th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation together during the last joint flying mission here at Holloman Air Force Base, Aug. 17, 2017. The GAF has entered its final stage of departure, however they will not complete their departure from Holloman AFB until mid 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Bradford “Emcon” Brizek)

RAM Block 2B upgrade will allow missiles to talk to each other

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The RIM-116C Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2B upgrade will introduce an upgraded seeker and missile-to-missile link (MML) capability, Jane’s reported.

USS Carl Vinson conducts a live fire exercise. (30715776746)By Official U.S. Navy Page from United States of America (USS Carl Vinson conducts a live fire exercise.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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B-1Bs train with JASDF F-15s near Senkaku Islands

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B-1B bombers from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron flew joint missions with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15s in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands, Aug. 15. The Senkaku Islands are a group of uninhabited islands controlled by Japan but claimed by Republic and People’s Republic of China.

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), S.D. to Andersen AFB, Guam, conducts a bilateral mission with a Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15 in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands, Aug. 15, 2017. These training flights with Japan demonstrate the solidarity and resolve we share with our allies to preserve peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (Courtesy photo/Japan Air Self-Defense Force) A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), S.D. to Andersen AFB, Guam, conducts a bilateral mission with a Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15 in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands, Aug. 15, 2017. These training flights with Japan demonstrate the solidarity and resolve we share with our allies to preserve peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (Courtesy photo/Japan Air Self-Defense Force)[/caption]

Did Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry just confirm the purchase of BrahMos?

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During a regular press conference of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang was asked by a reporter to confirm whether Vietnam has taken delivery of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles from India.


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