Archive for December 13th, 2017

Ukraine ready to start trials of 80K6T air defense radar

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Ukroboronprom says the 80K6T air defense radar is ready for factory trials. The active phased array radar has a range of 500 km and altitude of 40 km.

Two Indonesian F-16s grounded in Hawaii

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Two of the six F-16Cs being delivered to Indonesia failed to return home as they have been grounded in Hawaii with engine issues.

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron F-16 test pilot, makes a high speed pass in an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on Nov. 21 during a functional check flight on the aircraft. This is the 24th F-16 to receive a complete refurbishment at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex as part of a foreign military sales contract with the Indonesian government.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron F-16 test pilot, makes a high speed pass in an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on Nov. 21 during a functional check flight on the aircraft. This is the 24th F-16 to receive a complete refurbishment at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex as part of a foreign military sales contract with the Indonesian government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)


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Draken International acquires 12 Atlas Cheetahs

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Draken International announced on Dec. 11 that it has acquired twelve former South African Air Force Atlas Cheetah fighters.

Spotty at the South African Air Force Museum (1)
Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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CSIS on China’s J-20

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies has updated its article on the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter.


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