Six Belgian F-16s on way to Jordan for anti-IS mission

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Six Belgium Air Force F-16s left Kleine Brogel Air Base on Jun. 27 for Jordan where they will join the coalition fighting against ISIL.

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By Gerard van der Schaaf (FA-72) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan probably lost its sole earth observing satellite

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Operators of Taiwan’s FORMOSAT-2 has almost given up hopes of recovering the spacecraft from safe mode after it lost its second reaction wheel recently. FORMOSAT-2 is a locally developed high-resolution optical satellite with a 2-meter resolution.

Model of FORMOSAT-2 in NSPO, Taiwan
By SSR2000 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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AN/TPQ-53 counter-battery radar demonstrates UAV detection capability

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on June 28th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin’s AN/TPQ-53 counter-battery radar has proven that besides detecting incoming artillery and rocket fire, the active electronically scanned array radar system can be used to detect unmanned aerial vehicles as well.

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Photo: Lockheed Martin
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Indonesia fighters intercept Malaysian C-130 over South China Sea

Posted in Air Force on June 27th, 2016 Be the first to comment

A pair of Indonesian Air Force fighters approached a Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130 cargo plane while the latter was in the vicinity of Natuna Islands in the South China Sea.

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By M Radzi Desa [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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OSCE shows photos of its UAV under attack in Ukraine

Posted in UAV on June 27th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Special Monitoring Mission has released photos of its unmanned aerial vehicles coming under attacks in Ukraine’s eastern border areas.

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