Archive for November 12th, 2017

Taiwan’s P-3Cs have been patrolling in South China Sea

Posted in Air Force on November 12th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

There is official confirmation that Taiwan’s newly acquired P-3C maritime patrol aircraft have started to fly over the South China Sea.

ROCAF P-3C 3311 Display at Hualien AFB Apron 20160813Fa
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Japan selects Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures for Aegis Ashore sites

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The Yomiuri Shimbun says Tokyo has selected Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures for the two Aegis Ashore sites.

Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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IRGC Su-22 crashes

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A Su-22 assigned to Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps crashed on Nov. 11 in the southern province of Fars killing the pilot.

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RCAF to kick off fighter competition in 2019

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Speaking at the Dubai International Air Chiefs Conference, Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Hood said the competition for a fifth-generation fighter will start in 2019.

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (CF-18A), Canada - Air Force AN0914155
By John Davies – CYOW Airport Watch [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Japan dispatch helicopter carrier to join U.S. three carrier exercise

Posted in Navy on November 12th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force announced on Nov. 10 that it has dispatch its helicopter carrier Ise along with escorts Inazuma and Makinami to join the U.S. Navy’s three aircraft carrier exercise.

JS Ise, Haruyuki and Abukuma in the East China Sea after Keen Sword 2013, -16 Nov. 2012 c
By Denver Applehans, U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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