Archive for October 2nd, 2017

RAND on Chinese bomber flights around Taiwan

Posted in Air Force on October 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAND on Chinese bomber flights around Taiwan

Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Derek Grossman, and Logan Ma at RAND analyze Chinese H-6K bomber flights around Taiwan and concluded that the “core objective appears to be strengthening the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) conventional strategic deterrence.” Hit the link below for the commentary.

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Reagan CSG to make port call in Hong Kong

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Beijing has given the green light for the Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to make a port call in Hong Kong this week, the first U.S. carrier to visit the territory in two years.

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By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ukrainian L-39 crashes, two killed

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A Ukrainian Air Force L-39 jet trainer crashed on Sept. 29, killing two of the occupants aboard.

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DARPA’s ViSAR has completed flight tests

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DARPA’s Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) program has completed flight tests, the research agency announced on Sept. 28.

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Footage shows MQ-9 being shot down in Yemen

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Yemen’s Houthi forces claimed they had shot down an American MQ-9 over Sanaa on Oct. 1.