Archive for October 27th, 2017

B-2 to appear over Japan for first time during JSDF Air Review

Posted in Air Force on October 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Japan’s Fuji News Network is reporting that the U.S. Air Force’s B-2A stealth bomber will make its first appearance over Japan on Oct. 29 during the Japan Self-Defense Force Air Review.

Defense.gov News Photo 070505-F-4965B-001
By: Kenn Brown, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Japan to transfer five TC-90s to Philippines

Posted in Navy on October 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Five TC-90s that Japan has leased to Philippines will be transferred to the South East Asian nation free of charge, Tokyo announced on Oct. 25.

Tc-90 04l
By 海上自衛隊 [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.S. Army starts testing of its Kestrel Eye optical microsatellite

Posted in Army, Space on October 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. solider out in the battlefield will soon be able to download satellite images of the surrounding thanks to a micro-satellite being tested in space right now.


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Taiwan slaps $268 million fine on Dassault, Thales, Safran over Mirage 2000 scandal

Posted in Air Force, Industry on October 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Taiwan has fined Dassault, Thales and Safran for $268 million over commissions paid during the sale of 60 Mirage 2000 fighters to the island back in 1992.

Seven Mirage 2000s of ROCAF 499th Wing Flyover Banqiao District, New Taipei 20140906
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Belarus’ Chinese-origin Polonez MLRS demonstrates effectiveness of 300km

Posted in Army on October 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Belarus carried out a test of its Polonez multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) in the Gomel region on Oct. 26 and the Chinese-supplied A200 rockets flew out to a range of 300km.