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8/4/2020
Russian planes bomb rebel-held area in Syria's Latakia, say opposition, war monitor
Russian warplanes bombed Syrian rebel-held mountainous areas in the western coastal province of Latakia on Monday as Syrian government forces hit the area with artillery and rocket fire, an opposition group and a war monitor said. The Syrian army and allied forces also clashed with rebel fighters while trying to advance on a frontline town near the strategic Jabal al-Akrad mountain range, said Jaish al-Nasr and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
8/4/2020
The U-2's Latest Feat: Passing Data from F-35s to Army Missiles
The venerable U-2 took another step toward the Pentagon's vision of 21st-century warfare, thanks to a recent demonstration in which it relayed sensor data from F-35 aircraft through Lockheed Martin communications gear to an Army missile-command system, company officials said Monday.
8/4/2020
China’s Kashgar airbase: Underground vaults hint at nuclear facilities, H-6 bombers seen since early June
India Today’s OSINT team analysed satellite images from Google Earth over the last eight months to study the changes at China’s Kashgar air base. Satellite images show construction of an underground vault months before the India-China standoff started in Ladakh .
8/4/2020
Why India's Military Isn’t Getting the Weapons It Needs
The first five of the thirty-six Dassault Rafale fighters that India purchased from France reached Ambala airbase in the north Indian state of Haryana at the end of July. Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, the chief of staff of the Indian Air Force, was on hand to greet the pilots who flew them from Merignac, France.
8/4/2020
Eglin four-ship conducts advanced radar test
A combined developmental and operational test team successfully tested a new F-16 radar capability during a four-ship formation of F-16s here July 2. The mission was the first of its kind to test the APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar on four fighter aircraft at the same time. The Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force, 40th Flight Test Squadron and the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron were responsible for fielding the radar for the Air Force’s F-16 fleet.
8/3/2020
Interview with South China Sea think tank head shows three possibilities risking China-US military conflict
At 2:22 pm on Saturday, China's Army Day, think tank South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI) released the latest movement of US warships on its Weibo account, including the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and USS America amphibious assault ship in the East China Sea. From July 15 to 30, SCSPI's Weibo account has released a total of 24 updates on the activity tracks of US warships and warplanes in regions including South China Sea and East China Sea.
8/3/2020
Japan air assault: Chinese bombers flying towards airspace up to twice a day
Japan is on edge after scrambling fighter jets 847 times to intercept intruding Chinese bombers as tensions over disputed zones soar. In the 365 days to March, Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) fighter jets had to respond 847 times. In the four months since, such interceptions have only accelerated.
8/3/2020
As Mountain Stand-Off With India Continues, China Stages Bombers And Cruise Missiles
The Chinese air force apparently has deployed bombers to an air base in the country’s far west, placing the warplanes within striking distance of Indian forces along the disputed Chinese-Indian border in the Himalayas. But conditions undoubtedly are difficult for the bombers and their crews.
8/3/2020
Should China Fear India’s New Rafale Fighters?
In the wake of border clashes between India and China, the Indian Air Force has received powerful reinforcements. Five French-made Rafale fighters have arrived in India, the first of 36 jets that will boost Indian airpower should minor border clashes with China escalate into more serious hostilities.
8/2/2020
Indian Navy Rejects HAL Designed Advanced Light Helicopters
The Indian Navy has rejected the contract for Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Indian Navy believes that that Advanced Light Helicopters by HAL does not meet its requirement and that there is a dire need to establish alternative capability in the private sector to manufacture modern choppers.
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