Archive for November 10th, 2017

Details emerged from KC-390 stalling incident on Oct. 12

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New details have emerged regarding the stalling incident of the first KC-390 prototype on Oct. 12.

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Taiwan to ask for Japan’s help in search for missing Mirage 2000 pilot

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Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan told lawmakers on Nov. 9 that Taipei will ask Tokyo for help in the search for the pilot of a Mirage 2000 that went missing on Nov. 7.

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Draken acquired 22 F1M and F1B fighters from Spain

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Draken International announced on Nov. 27 that it has acquired 22 Mirage F1M and F1B fighters from Spain.

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U.S. Navy only has 170 Super Hornets that can fight a war

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Vice Adm Mike Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces, has warned Congress that he only have 170 Super Hornets that are fully mission capable and can fight a war.

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By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Switzerland will spend no more than $8 billion for new fighters

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The Swiss government has decided that it will not spend more than $8 billion to buy new fighter aircraft and ground-based air defense systems.

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