Jordanian F-16 crashes in Saudi Arabia

Posted in Air Force on February 25th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Jordan lost a F-16 on Feb. 24 when the jet came down in Saudi Arabia’s Najran’s sector after developing a technical fault.

Jordanian F-16 landing
By Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-15SGs could bed down in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s Minister of Defense Gerry Brownlee disclosed that Singapore has identified Ohakea air base in Manawatu as a potential site to bed down its F-15SGs.

F-15SG Cope Tiger 2012
By Alert5 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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AIDC recognizes IDF pilots who have flown more than 1,000 hours

Posted in Air Force, Industry on February 25th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Taiwan’s state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) recently held a ceremony to recognize RoCAF IDF fighter pilots who have clocked more than 1,000 hours on the aircraft.

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Photo: AIDC
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Unmanned ‘wingman’ makes own decision during simulated BVR fight

Posted in Navy, Research, UAV on February 25th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy has ran a series of simulations whereby unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) acting as ‘wingman’ in unmanned/manned teams had to make their own decisions during beyond-visual-range (BVR) air combat missions.

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Photo: U.S. Navy
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Germany wants aerostats for U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali

Posted in Air Defense on February 24th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Berlin has signaled that it intends to deploy a number of tethered aerostats for its U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Aerostat in Afghanistan (PTDS)
By Mcgyver2k (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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