The PLA Navy’s 152 Fleet arrived in Stockholm, Sweden today for the first port call to the country.
Mi-28NE for Algeria
Source: Mi-28NE for Algeria
F-35C returning to sea on Oct. 5
The F-35C will resume its sea trials, this time aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on Oct. 5. Two jets will remain on board till Oct. 15.
By CVN 68 (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1648898) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Source: F-35C returning to sea on Oct. 5
Italy blocking India’s entry into Missile Technology Control Regime
Italy has blocked India’s application to join the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) group, citing the ongoing Enrica Lexie case.
By Anirvan Shukla (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Source: Italy blocking India’s entry into Missile Technology Control Regime
Afghan Air Force MD-530Fs, Mi-17s depart Kabul for first expeditionary operations in Helmand province
Afghan Air Force MD-530Fs and Mi-17s left Kabul for their first operations in Helmand province on Sept. 27.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch
Source: Afghan Air Force MD-530Fs, Mi-17s depart Kabul for first expeditionary operations in Helmand province
Snowbird CT-114 added to Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada’s collection
The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada has acquired a CT-114, tail number 114004, painted in the livery of the Snowbirds aerobatic team.
By RAF-YYC from Calgary, Canada (Snowbird 6 CT114104Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
This was the fourth Canadair Limited CL-41A Tutor and was delivered to the RCAF on Feb. 7, 1964.
Source: Snowbird CT-114 added to Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada’s collection
Contract award for LRSB within “next couple of months”
The Pentagon will again delay the award of the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) contract. The military hopes to wrap it up “within the next couple of months.”
Supreme Allied Commander Europe: Russia creating A2/AD bubble in Syria
Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, said recent Russian activities in Syria has lead to “another A2/AD bubble being created in the eastern Mediterranean.”
The other zone in the Mediterranean is centered around Russian-occupied Crimea.
“Russia has developed a very strong A2/AD capability in the Black Sea,” said Breedlove. “Essentially their [anti-ship] cruise missiles range the entire Black Sea, and their air defense missiles range about 40 to 50 percent of the Black Sea.”
Source: Supreme Allied Commander Europe: Russia creating A2/AD bubble in Syria
India to buy seven squadrons of modified Tejas Mk 1A
The India government has agreed to buy at least seven squadrons of modified Tejas Mk 1A fighters while it waits for Mk 2 version.
By Ashwin Kumar [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The Indian Air Force had earlier placed an order for 40 Tejas Mk 1s.
Source: India to buy seven squadrons of modified Tejas Mk 1A