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11/24/2020
Chinese anti-submarine military aircraft enters Taiwan ADIZ
A Chinese military plane intruded on Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday (Nov. 22), marking the 16th such intrusion in November. One People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft entered the southwest corner of the ADIZ, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND). Taiwan in response scrambled fighter jets, broadcast radio warnings, and deployed air defense missile systems to track the Chinese plane.
11/24/2020
BAF air defence exercise ADEX 2020-3 held
Air Defence Exercise "ADEX 2020-3" of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was held in Dhaka, Chittagong, Jessore, Cox’s Bazar, Tangail and Barisal on Monday. The aim of this exercise is to assess and evaluate the efficiency and capability of BAF Air Defence and identify the weaknesses and draw lessons for further improvement in the air defence system.
11/24/2020
India to begin flight trials of Astra BVRAAM on Tejas
India is set to begin flight trials of its Astra beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) on fighter aircraft Tejas. A source was cited by The Times of India as saying that Astra missile on Tejas has virtually completed ‘initial ground trials’. The source was quoted as saying: “The flight trials of the indigenous missile on the indigenous fighter will begin within the next few months.”
11/23/2020
China's Y-20 strategic transport aircraft gets key indigenous engine: reports
China's Y-20 strategic transport aircraft is finally getting its long-awaited domestically developed engines, which recently made their first public appearance, multiple media reports speculated recently. The new engines are expected to boost the Y-20's key performances including range and cargo capacity, in addition to reducing reliance on imported engines, experts said on Sunday.
11/23/2020
Japan says farewell to its ‘Phantastic Phantom’ fighters
There is an old joke, about the F-4 Phantom fighter jet — an aircraft that was prominent during the Vietnam war. So the story goes, they asked a fighter pilot, what it was like to fly an F-4. He began by saying, “Well, with enough thrust, anything can fly …” The Phantom has been called “double ugly,” “rhino,” “old smokey,” and monikers even less flattering, according to Air & Space.
11/23/2020
At sea with USS Ford as they get the last kinks out
Up in the island superstructure of USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest carrier, work at sea feels much the same as ever for Petty Office 1st Class Scott Torres, an air traffic controller, and Lt. Cmdr. Tyler Dunn, an officer of the deck when he is standing watch on the bridge.
11/22/2020
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress Bombers Conduct Short-Notice Long-Range Deterrence Mission Into Middle East
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers from Minot Air Force Base have conducted a surprise, round-trip to the Persian Gulf area “to deter aggression and reassure U.S. partners and allies”.
11/22/2020
F-16s Falling Apart: Why The Middle-Eastern Nation’s F-16 Fighter Jets Have Been A Complete Catastrophe?
Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) pilots have claimed that their country’s whopping $4.3 billion F-16 fighter jet deal signed with United States aerospace juggernaut Lockheed Martin has been falling apart almost a decade after completion.
11/21/2020
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Launches Aircraft-Carrying Ship
ran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said it launched a heavy warship Thursday capable of carrying helicopters, drones and missile launchers amid ongoing tensions with the U.S. Photographs of the ship, named after slain Guard naval commander Abdollah Roudaki, showed it carrying truck-launched surface-to-surface missiles and anti-aircraft missiles. It also carried four small fast boats, the kind the Guard routinely uses in the Persian Gulf. Sailors manned deck-mounted machine guns.
11/21/2020
Malabar 2020: China’s sweat is not missing like this, see how the Indian and American fighter aircraft roared together
The Malabar War exercises between India, America, Japan and Australia in the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean have increased China’s tension. In videos surfaced on Friday, the Indian Navy’s MiG-29 and the American Navy’s F-18 gunfire are seen maneuvering on the ground. Fighter aircraft can be seen flying and landing from the Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
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