Taiwan plans to roll out advanced jet trainer in September 2019

Posted in Industry on January 17th, 2017 Be the first to comment

According to this report from China Times, Taiwan’s military has set the timeline for its indigenous advanced jet trainer program.

IDF F-CK-1B 1627 Display at Chih Hang Air Force Base 20130601a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Singapore plans to bring 10 F-16s to Maple Flag 50

Posted in Air Force on January 17th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The Republic of Singapore Air Force will bring 10 of its F-16s to Canada for the final two weeks of exercise Maple Flag 50 in June.

General Dynamics F-16D '96-034' (13915295114)
Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Nirbhay’s wings failed to deploy properly during last flight test

Posted in Industry on January 16th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Mathrubhumi reports that during the last flight test of India’s Nirbhay cruise missile, the wings were stuck at 60 degrees position for about 1.5 seconds into the flight. This cause the missile to roll rapidly and overwhelmed the Inertial Navigation System (INS).

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Photo: DRDO
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Pakistan hopes Trump administration could restart F-16 sale

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 16th, 2017 Be the first to comment

An attempt by Pakistan to buy eight F-16s fell through last year when the U.S. Congress prevented Pakistan from using foreign military financing aid to buy the jets. Pakistan’s envoy to Washington, Jalil Abbas Jilani, told reporters that he hope the incoming Trump administration could revisit the issue again.

Pakistani F-16
By United States Air Force (USAF news article (direct link)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Duterte said he rejected Abe’s offer of missiles

Posted in Industry on January 16th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Philippine President Duterte said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered to provide missiles to his country during the latter’s visit to the country last week.

Duterte and Abe with Philippine Delegation 20161026
By Albert Alcain (Presidential Photographers Division, Presidential Communications Operations Office, Office of the President; through Philippine Information Agency) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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