Archive for January 3rd, 2019

Taiwan said to be salvaging J85 turbojets for use on missiles

Posted in Industry on January 3rd, 2019 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A report from United Daily News says Taiwan is studying how to salvage functioning General Electric J85 small single-shaft turbojet engines from its F-5 fleet and reuse them on missiles.

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Sanjay Acharya [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia Commons

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RAND says JASDF faces obstacles to match Chinese air activity in East China Sea

Posted in Air Force on January 3rd, 2019 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A report by RAND last month concluded that “resource constraints and limited inventories of fighter aircraft pose formidable obstacles to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force’s ability to match Chinese air activity” in the East China Sea.

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日本防衛省·統合幕僚監部 [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Poland to assume command of NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states today

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force on January 3rd, 2019 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Poland has dispatched four F-16s to Šiauliai, Lithuania whereby the country will take command of the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states from Jan. 3.


Credit: Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense

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