Archive for September 17th, 2017

Royal Navy makes U-turn on retirement of Harpoon

Posted in Navy on September 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Royal Navy makes U-turn on retirement of Harpoon

Jane’s was told at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 that the Royal Navy has decided not to retire the Harpoon anti-ship missile in 2018 and the weapon will remain in service at least till 2020.

HMS Iron Duke Fires Harpoon MOD 45151584
Photo: Royal Navy/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan’s F-16 upgrade program has ballooned to $4.31 billion

Posted in Air Force on September 17th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The latest cost estimate for upgrading Taiwan’s F-16A/B fleet is $4.31 billion, $651 million more than the original estimate.

Taiwan F-16 Debate - Flickr - Al Jazeera English
By Al Jazeera English (Taiwan F-16 Debate) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Watch Turkish F-16s arrive in Azerbaijan

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Turkish Air Force F-16C/Ds and supporting C-130s arrived in Azerbaijan on Sept. 16 to participate in the joint TurAz Qartalı-2017 air exercise.


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Former test pilot for Buran said he warned Eric Schultz a month ago

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Magomed Tolboyev, the test pilot for Soviet Buran space shuttle, said he had been in contact with the late Lt. Col. Eric Schultz a month ago.

AF-1 Flt; Capt Eric "DOC" Schultz; First F-35 Flight; Pre-flt & Hosedown; F-35 ITF Edwards AFB; Ca.; 15 September 2011

AF-1 Flt; Capt Eric “DOC” Schultz; First F-35 Flight; Pre-flt & Hosedown; F-35 ITF Edwards AFB; Ca.; 15 September 2011


Photo: Lockheed Martin
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