Archive for January 30th, 2018

Russian Su-27 flies within 5 feet from USN EP-3E

Posted in Navy on January 30th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Russian Su-27 came within 5 feet from a U.S. Navy EP-3E over the Black Sea on Jan. 29. The fighter cut through the EP-3’s flight path.

EP-3E VQ-1 2001
By U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israel said to be keen on getting more F-15s instead of F-35s

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 30th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A report by Amos Harel on Haaretz says the Israeli Air Force is leaning towards buying another batch of F-15s instead of a third F-35 squadron.

Hatzerim 240613 Raam
By Oren Rozen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RAF to retire 16 two-seat Eurofighters

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 30th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Royal Air Force has confirmed to Jane’s that the service will be retiring 16 two-seat Eurofighters in a bid to save $1.13 billion in operating costs.

Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 ‘ZK382 - BG’ (30750294326)
By Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK (Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 ‘ZK382 / BG’) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan to fire naval TK-3 missile at sea

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on January 30th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Taiwan is preparing to test-fire a naval version of its indigenous Tien Kung 3 air defense missile system on a LST-542-class tank landing ship this year.

Tien Kung Ⅲ Missile Model with Launcher Trailer Display at Military Academy Ground 20140531a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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