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    IAF ' first C-17...

    yes, see also posts # 650 & 653 in ;

    http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...116739&page=22

    friendly, Etienne

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    Sounds like specs for 6th gen. but even more so for heavy UAV
    Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo has the story: The United States Navy and Air Force will be installing “liquid-cooled, solid-state lasers” in combat airplanes. Why? Why not! But if you insist on utility: much like the Reagan-era “Star Wars” program, these lasers will offer a line of defense, shooting down missiles and rockets targeted at the planes. Firing tests will happen as soon as next year.

    DARPA is calling this program the High Energy Laser Area Defense System, or HELLADS for short. DARPA says that these lasers will be ten times smaller and lighter than current lasers that pack the same punch (150 kilowatts), “enabling integration onto tactical aircraft.” Ultimately the goal is to have these systems weigh less than five kilograms per kilowatt.
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    the missile will require about five times the G capability of the target to complete a successful intercept.
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    I must admit Vietnam's gentle move into buying Western equipment is fascinating.

    That they also considering allowing the USN back into Saigon Naval base as a counter to China is also an interesting development.
    Because sometimes in life we need a bit of fun

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    Russian AF re-introduces old-style soviet markings

    apparrently, the reason is that the new markings and national flag dont show that well on camoflaged aircraft, so now all combat aircraft are going back to the old soviet-era red star, as it was/is the most recognisable feature on Russian aircraft.

    article in dutch:
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    Smile Google translation of the previous text

    The aircraft of the Russian Air Force will now again with the five-pointed red star painted. Russian media report that have learned from the Ministry of Defence. The star replaces the national tricolor, a good camouflage of the aircraft would hinder.


    Russian military experts react satisfied with the return of the Soviet Star. "The whole world knows the red star", said the former chief of the Air Force, Anatoli Kornukov.

    Symbols of the Soviet era, like the red star with hammer and emblems, sickle and laurel remain until today very popular in Russia and are still everywhere in the country can be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedaykin View Post
    I must admit Vietnam's gentle move into buying Western equipment is fascinating.
    Perhaps Vietnam isn't as safe a bet for T-50/PAK FA in future as it once seemed. F-35 for VPAF...? A lot can change in 10-15 years.
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    And if any of you have been naughty we're going to send you a strongly worded letter!

    Not to justify the drone attacks that is, but I doubt the UN investigation will come to anything.
    "Quicquid agas age"

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    F-35?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rii View Post
    Perhaps Vietnam isn't as safe a bet for T-50/PAK FA in future as it once seemed. F-35 for VPAF...? A lot can change in 10-15 years.
    Let's not get carried away. There will be flankers over the skies of Vietnam for decades to come.

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    Let's not get carried away. There will be flankers over the skies of Vietnam for decades to come.
    Yeah, J-11s. Mwahahaha! :diablo:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ink View Post
    Yeah, J-11s. Mwahahaha! :diablo:
    I don't think so, you're a riot, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbritchford View Post
    And if any of you have been naughty we're going to send you a strongly worded letter!

    Not to justify the drone attacks that is, but I doubt the UN investigation will come to anything.
    I totally agree with you there, but then again the UK's Drones only operate in Afgan so what is wrong with that, I mean they do their best over civilian casualties, remember the Harrier that redirected its Paveway to avoid casulties...
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    The Boeing Company, Dassault Aviation, EADS Eurofighter, Lockheed Martin and Saab Group—will be asked.

    Industry Engaged to Advance Evaluation of Options to Replace Canada's CF-18 Fleet

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    Explosion at Fordow Nuclear Facility, Iran.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21230686

    Not much hard news on this story yet but some agencies are suggesting that an aerial attack may have taken place.

    Massive Ordnance Penetrator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum View Post
    Explosion at Fordow Nuclear Facility, Iran.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21230686

    Not much hard news on this story yet but some agencies are suggesting that an aerial attack may have taken place.

    Massive Ordnance Penetrator?
    I think we'll have to wait to see, but I have been wondering if the recent Israeli strikes on Sudan were something of a practice run.

    Let's hope peace prevails, whatever has happened.
    "Quicquid agas age"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbritchford View Post
    And if any of you have been naughty we're going to send you a strongly worded letter!

    Not to justify the drone attacks that is, but I doubt the UN investigation will come to anything.
    Those attacks are plain assassination. It's only right that they are getting probed. I don't trust the UN all that much, but at least this is a nice step for once.

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