Archive for October 3rd, 2017

Wan Chien completes final operational test

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Taiwan has completed the final operational test of its indigenous Wan Chien air launched cruise missile on Sept. 25.

IDF-Wan Chien
By O8447 (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Australia orders Small Diameter Bomb II for its F-35A fleet

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Australia has been granted permission by the U.S. government to order up to 3,900 GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) for its F-35A fleet.

First Australian F-35A arriving at Luke AFB in December 2014
By U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller (http://www.luke.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123434914) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Mali has taken delivery of two Mi-35Ms

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A newsletter published by the European Union Training Mission Mali disclosed that the African nation has taken delivery of two Mi-35M attack helicopters on Sept. 21.