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9/24/2016
Lockheed Martin and Japan Celebrate Roll Out of Japan Air Self Defense Force’s First F-35A
Senior Japanese and U.S. government officials joined Lockheed Martin to celebrate the roll out of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II, marking a major milestone in Japan’s enhanced national defense and strengthening the future of the U.S-Japan security alliance.
9/24/2016
China Develops Catapult-Launch Aircraft Carrier
It has been confirmed that China continues to develop its Catapult-Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR) program for aircraft carriers, after the identification of a Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark carrier-borne fighter with CATOBAR apparatus, the US Naval Institute reported Thursday.
9/24/2016
Russian Corporation Says in Talks With Several Countries on MiG-35 Jets Supplies
According to a spokeswoman for the company, Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG is currently holding talks with several potential buyers of the MiG-35 jet fighters.
9/24/2016
Russian Troops Arrive in Pakistan for First Druzhba-2016 Joint Drills
Russian troops with the Southern Military District have arrived in Pakistan for the first Druzhba-2016 ("Friendship-2016") exercises in the country, the district's press service said Friday. "The Southern Military District troops arrived in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan aboard an Il-76 military transport aircraft today to participate in the first joint Russian-Pakistani 'Druzhba-2016' tactical exercises," the district said.
9/24/2016
India, France Sign $8.7 Bln Contract on Delivery of 36 Rafale Jets
The French and Indian defense ministers signed a 7.8 billion euro ($8.7 billion) contract on the delivery of 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets, Indian media reported on Friday. The signing ceremony between Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian was broadcast by NDTV.
9/23/2016
A NORWEGIAN F-35 PILOT PROVIDES AN UPDATE: SHAPING NEW COMBAT CAPABILITIES IN THE NORTHERN EDGE OF NATO
The author of this post, Major Morten “Dolby” Hanche, has more than 2200 hours behind him in the F-16, he is a U.S. Navy Test Pilot School graduate, and on 10 November 2015 he became the first Norwegian to fly the F-35. He now serves as an instructor pilot with the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
9/23/2016
MiG 29 Combat Aircraft Upgradation In Final Stage
The 11 Base Repair Depot (11 BRD) of Air Force Station at Ojhar in Nashik which undertakes maintenance and overhauling MiG series combat aircraft, is currently engaged in upgradation of MiG 29 which is in final stages. Group Captain and Station Commander of Air Force Station, Ojhar, P K Anand also said at the depot yesterday that overhauling of MiG23 has been stopped since 2015.
9/23/2016
US, Russia Discuss Need to Enhance Measures to Avoid Incidents Over Syria
Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said that US Department of Defense and Russian Ministry of Defense officials held a phone conference to discuss avoiding future misunderstandings and accidents in the air space above Syria.
9/23/2016
Russia to Supply Angola With Upgraded Mi-24P Attack Helicopters
According to reports, Russian Helicopters company plans to deliver a batch of upgraded Mi-24P attack helicopters to the Angolan air force later this month.
9/22/2016
Obama Administration Considers Arming Syrian Kurds Against ISIS
The Obama administration is weighing a military plan to directly arm Syrian Kurdish fighters combating the Islamic State, a major policy shift that could speed up the offensive against the terrorist group but also sharply escalate tensions between Turkey and the United States.
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