Archive for January 7th, 2018

Japan’s military aviation programs not fully funded

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 7th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Nikkei has identified shortfalls in the funding of military aviation projects in Japan’s current five-year defense program which ends this year.

Mitsubishi F-15 (1)
By 航空自衛隊 [GJSTUv1], via Wikimedia Commons
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Proposal to convert JS Izumo into fixed-wing carrier circulating within Defense Ministry

Posted in Navy on January 7th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Mainichi reported on Jan. 6 that a proposal to convert the JS Izumo helicopter destroyer into a carrier capable of operating fixed-wing fighters is being circulated within the Defense Ministry.

DDH-183いずも型護衛艦
By Kaijō Jieitai (海上自衛隊 / Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) (http://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/formal/jmp/201612.html) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia’s air base in Syria attacked by drones, S-400 air defense system hit

Posted in Air Defense on January 7th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Russia’s Khmeimim air base in Syria came under attack from drones on Jan. 6 and the Ahrar al-Alawite rebel group claims that the attack had destroyed the S-400 air defense missile system.