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Dutch F-16s Intercept Russian Tu-95 Aircraft

Dutch F-16s Intercept Russian Tu-95 Aircraft

On 19 October, two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s from Leeuwarden Air Base intercepted two Russian “Bear” Tu-95 bombers. The Russians penetrated Dutch airspace without making their identities known. Air combat controllers of the Nieuw Milligen Air Operations Control Station […]


Taiwan Developing Unmanned Aircraft: Defense Minister

Taiwan Developing Unmanned Aircraft: Defense Minister

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s defence ministry said Tuesday it was developing an unmanned surveillance aircraft, showing that the island’s arms race with China has not ended despite improving ties. Yu Sy-tue, spokesman for defence minister Kao Hua-chu, told AFP that the island’s […]


Taiwan to keep buying arms despite warmer China ties

Taiwan to keep buying arms despite warmer China ties

Taipei: Taiwan will keep buying arms abroad as it cannot rely just on improving ties with Beijing for security, President Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday, urging China to withdraw missiles pointed at the island. “Of course, for Taiwan’s security we cannot […]


F-16 Pilot Training for Singapore

F-16 Pilot Training for Singapore

WASHINGTON: The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Singapore of defined order training for a three-year pilot training program at the Tucson Air National Guard Base in Arizona. Training […]


Taiwan faces rising China threat despite warmer ties: Report

Taiwan faces rising China threat despite warmer ties: Report

Taipei: Taiwan’s vice defence minister warned that China represented an increasing threat to the island’s security despite improving ties between the former bitter rivals, Taipei-based media reported Tuesday. Andrew Yang, currently visiting the United States, was quoted as saying that […]


Thailand Requests F-16 Mid-Life Upgrade

Thailand Requests F-16 Mid-Life Upgrade

WASHINGTON: The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Sept. 29 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Thailand of a three-phased program to upgrade 18 F-16A/B Block 15 aircraft with the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) and associated parts, equipment, and logistical […]


Iraqi Pilots to Begin F-16 Prerequisite Pilot Training

Iraqi Pilots to Begin F-16 Prerequisite Pilot Training

The Government of Iraq has signed an agreement with the U.S. for 10 Iraqi Air Force pilots to begin prerequisite F-16 training. This agreement follows the request submitted by the GoI to purchase 18 new Block 52 F-16 airplanes. If […]


US Plans Sale of F-16 Aircraft to Iraq

US Plans Sale of F-16 Aircraft to Iraq

WASHINGTON: The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on September 13 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 18 F-16IQ Aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be […]


Upgraded F-16 Reconnaissance Equipment for Afghanistan

Upgraded F-16 Reconnaissance Equipment for Afghanistan

Dutch F-16s of the Air Task Force (ATF) in Afghanistan began flying this week with upgraded RecceLite reconnaissance pods. These are containers with special observation equipment that are carried under the fighter’s fuselage. The new version can, in a shorter […]


 
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