China’s Xi asked Park to ‘tread carefully’ over U.S. missile defense system

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Diplomatic sources in South Korea said Chinese President Xi Jinping asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye to “tread carefully” over a move by United States to deploy THAAD missile defense system in her country when both leaders met in July.

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Turkey extends deadline for long-range air defense system till Dec. 31

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Turkey has again extended the deadline for bids for its long-range air defense system contest.
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Indian Navy deploying one MiG-29K squadron to eastern seaboard

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The Indian Navy has decided to deploy one squadron of its MiG-29K fighters to INS Dega on the east coast of the country.

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Textron AirLand to bid for T-X with Scropion

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An official from Textron AirLand told Defense News Aug. 23 at the National Guard Association of the United States annual conference that his company will take part in the U.S. Air Force T-X competition with the Scorpion jet.

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IAI successfully tested Fly-by-Wire boom on 767-300ER

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently performed successful test-flights on a B767-300ER aircraft, equipped with an advanced Fly-by-Wire (FBW) boom system.

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Australian P-8A Advanced Aircraft Contract executed by the U.S. Navy

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Australia’s Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced the U.S. Navy has executed an Advanced Acquisition Contract for Australia’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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ANG B-2 pilot surpasses 1,000 hours

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Lt. Col. Ryan Bailey, 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, recently joined a small group of pilots who have clocked 1000 or more B-2 flying hours.

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U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany Cannon

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India bans Finmeccanica-group from future contracts

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The Indian government has decided that Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries are not allowed to bid for future defense contracts.
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Video: QF-16 live fire test

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Watch a surface-to-air missile being shot at a QF-16.

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Update: RoCAF IDF, Mirage 2000 scrambled four times to identify PLA Y-8s on Aug. 25

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force on August 26th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Taiwan’s military has revealed that it scrambled fighters four times on Aug. 25 to intercept PLA Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft entering its ADIZ.
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