Archive for February 10th, 2018

Russia to upgrade Su-30SM this year

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Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov disclosed that work to upgrade the Su-30SM fighter will commence this year.

Su-30SM (36349482501)
By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (Su-30SM) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Afghan Tactical Air Controller training

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The Afghan military is now able to call in A-29 air strikes after a group of operators completed the Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator training in Herat province last month.

An Afghan special operator calls for fire during Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator training in Herat province, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis)

An Afghan special operator calls for fire during Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator training in Herat province, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis)

Three TC-90s being transferred to Philippines in late March

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Japan is preparing to transfer another three TC-90s to Philippines in the third week of March, Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Arsenio Andolong Monday disclosed.

Tc-90 04l
By 海上自衛隊 [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia to order 12 Su-57s this year

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Russia will be placing an order for 12 Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighters this year, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Feb. 8.


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