Archive for February 13th, 2018

Su-25SM3 will have Vitebsk self-protection suite

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The Vitebsk self-protection suite currently installed on Russian military helicopters will be integrated on the Su-25SM3 attack jet.

Sukhoi Su-25SM, Russia - Air Force AN1735494
By Alan Lebeda [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

Russia tested its PRC-1M (53T6M) anti-ballistic missile again

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A400M will never get all its features

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Reuters has seen a document signed last week between Airbus and seven NATO nations that allows the former to deliver the A400M without some of its promise features.

Royal Air Force Airbus A400M ZM400 in flight over west of England (45158517)
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A-10s refuel over Afghanistan

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s fly as part of the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detachment 1, during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2018. The A-10s fly as part of the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)


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It was Dutch F-16B that hit wire over Arizona, aircraft badly damaged

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The Dutch Defense Ministry has confirmed that one of its F-16 was involved in an accident in Arizona on Feb. 11. Online chatter says the jet is a F-16B, #J-369.

J-369 F-16BM Dutch Air Force (3218400344)
By Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK (J-369 F-16BM Dutch Air ForceUploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons