Taiwan’s report on China military says it’ll declare ADIZ over South China Sea; building 2 aircraft carriers
Taiwan’s military submitted its latest report on China’s military to the legislative body today. The report said China will declare an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea once it has completed building its military facilities in the Spratly Islands.
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Source: Taiwan’s report on China military says it’ll declare ADIZ over South China Sea; building 2 aircraft carriers
The Republic of China Navy has submitted its budget request for next year and it includes plans to start design work on an indigenous submarine program and upgrade the combat systems of both Hai Lung-class submarines.
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Until now, very few people outside of the Israeli Navy’s Underwater Missions Unit (Yaltam) knew of the important contributions it made to the country’s ballistic missile program.
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IAF chief says Rafale deal in final stages
Speaking to reporters after delivering a lecture on Aug. 29, Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Rahal, said discussion on purchase of 36 Rafale fighters is in its “final stages”.
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Source: IAF chief says Rafale deal in final stages
Denel Seeker 400 has entered production
Denel has started the production of its Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle for a local customer after wrapping up the flight test program.
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The information, revealed in the group’s annual report, did not state who was the customer.
Source: Denel Seeker 400 has entered production
Saab offers Erieye to Indonesia
Saab is willing to sell its Erieye airborne early warning technology to Indonesia.
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Source: Saab offers Erieye to Indonesia
Nigerian Air Force Do 228 crashed
A Nigerian Air Force Do 228 transport aircraft crashed on Aug. 29 in Kaduna. The aircraft, NAF030, is said to have hit a house.
Photo: Olatunji Obasa
All seven people on board the airplane did not survive the crash.
Source: Nigerian Air Force Do 228 crashed
U.S. Army seeking help in NY to find CATM-114
A CATM-114 inert training missile came off an Apache helicopter as it flew from Fort Drum in northern New York to Stewart International Airport in Orange County on Aug. 28.
By TSGT Scott Reed, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Anyone with information is asked to call local police or the 10th Mountain Division Operations Center at (315) 772-6324.
Source: U.S. Army seeking help in NY to find CATM-114
Flypast column for China’s victory parade
This is the expected flying sequence for China’s victory parade on Sept. 3. New aircraft appearing for the first time include the J-15, H-6K and KJ-500.
Source: Flypast column for China’s victory parade
An infographic on the itinerary of China’s Victory Parade on Sept. 3 shows the presence of the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile.