Watch RoKAF’s annual emergency runway practice session

Posted in Air Force on December 11th, 2019 Be the first to comment

On Nov. 21, the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) carried out its annual practice at the Namji Emergency Runway.

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The F-35 can now call for artillery support to neutralize anti-air threats

Posted in Air Force, Army on December 11th, 2019 Be the first to comment

A U.S. Air Force F-35A recently radioed an artillery unit assigned to the 1st Armored Division for fire support to neutralize an anti-air threat for the first time.

Staff Sgt. Jorge Almeraz (right), tank commander with Battery B, 4th Battalion, 2st Field Artillery Regiment, hands Spc. Joseph Sanders, a loader a lanyard after confirming a “call for fire” to fire nine rounds in a M109A6 Paladin during the Joint Strike Fighter Integration exercise, Nov. 7, at the Dona Ana Training Facility in New Mexico. The JSF Integration exercise tested multiple communications links between a U.S. Air Force aircraft and a U.S. Army artillery battery from the 1st Armored Division, to increase readiness across multiple domains. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf, 24th Theater Public Affairs Support Element)

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PLAAF J-11 beat RTAF Gripen 16-0 on first day of Falcon Strike 2015

Posted in Air Force on December 10th, 2019 Be the first to comment

A talk was given at China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University on Dec. 9. The speaker was reported to be Li Zhonghua who is said to have participated in Exercise Falcon Strike 2015 in Thailand. One of the slides showed the score during each day of the exercise and during the first day, the Thais flying the Gripen were beaten 16-0.

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Japan Coast Guard to phase out Chinese-made drones from 2020

Posted in UAV on December 10th, 2019 Be the first to comment

The Japan Coast Guard will stop purchasing plus operate Chinese-made drones starting from fiscal 2020, Nikkei reports. The service currently uses those drones for rescue and surveillance activities.

Japan Coast Guard PL42 'Dewa' at Port of Akita 20150815
掬茶 [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Former Apple engineer had classified Patriot file in his possession

Posted in Air Defense on December 10th, 2019 Be the first to comment

A former Apple engineer who is being charged with stealing trade secrets was found to have possessed a classified file containing information on the Patriot missile.

The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor set a distance record in its latest flight test with the longest one-shot hit-to-kill intercept against an Air-Breathing Threat at White Sands Missile Range on July 26. (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

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