Archive for October 4th, 2017

Uzbekistan signals interest in Su-30SM

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Russian business daily Kommersant reported on Oct. 4 that Uzbekistan has a list of weapons to buy from Moscow and one of the items is the Su-30SM.

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By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (Su-30SM) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Cost and performance killed the Lavi

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Kobi Richter, the former Israeli Air Force Weapons Department head, wrote this op-ed on why he had supported the decision to cancel the indigenous Lavi fighter.

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By MathKnight (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Sole civilian Sea Hornet being restored to flying condition

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Pioneer Aero Ltd in New Zealand has taken up the challenge to restore the only civilian Sea Hornet F.20 TT193 to flying status. Hit the link below for the full report by Warbird News.

Sea Hornet F Mk 30 - 001
By Crown Copyright [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

RSAF exercise in New Zealand was disrupted by Auckland fuel crisis

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A spokesperson from New Zealand’s Defence Force confirmed that the Singapore F-16 detachment had to halt its flying training on Sept. 19 and 20 due to the jet fuel crisis in Auckland.


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RAND warns against proliferation of hypersonic missile

Posted in Research, Space on October 4th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAND warns against proliferation of hypersonic missile

RAND Corporation has issued a report urging the leaders of China, Russia and U.S. to act jointly to prevent the proliferation of hypersonic missiles beyond their borders.


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