Friday, September 23, 2011

Kawasaki XP-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft with Type 91 Anti-Ship Missiles



The Kawasaki XP-1 is a maritime patrol aircraft to replace the old P-3C maritime patrol aircraft operated by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense For...
 

Taiwan's F-16 Mid Life Update Package Includes AESA Radar



Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the United States has notified the US Congress about the possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taiwan for upgradation of F-16A/B aircraft at an estimated cost of $5.3 billion. Taiwan has requested the US government to provide the following equipment for the Mid Life Update of 145 F-16A/B block 20 of the Republic of China Air Force. Mid Life Update Package will include following: 176 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)...

India To Deploy LCA Tejas at Sulur Airbase


Indian Air Force will locate the 1st squadron of domestically designed and produced LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas fighter jet at Sulur Airbase near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. According to a DRDO officials, IAF will station 20 LCA Tejas fighter jets at Sulur in the 1st phase by early 2012.

NS AZMAT Fast Attack Craft (Missile) Launched



Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir was the Chief Guest at the launching ceremony of the 1st Fast Attack Craft (Missile) being built for Pakistan Navy here at Xingang Shipyard, Tianjin, China. He said that the project of Fast Attack Craft (Missile) construction represents a quantum leap, not only in Defence Production in naval Sector of Pakistan, but also will meet the long standing operational requirement of Pakistan Navy for the Fast Attack Crafts. AZMAT Class Fast Attack Craft (Missile)...
 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Taiwan plans to request F-35s from US

Taiwan would be pleased if the US has indeed agreed to help upgrade its fleet of F-16A/B aircraft and plans to move toward selling it the even more sophisticated F-35 model at some point, Deputy Minister of National Defense Andrew Yang (楊念祖) said in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday.

“The retrofit of the F-16A/B fleet is part of Taiwan’s national defense policy. It would be great if the US approves the deal,” Yang said on the sidelines of this year’s US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference, to which he led a Taiwanese delegation.

The administration of US President Barack Obama has reportedly decided to sell Taiwan a US$4.2 billion arms package that would include an upgrade to Taiwan’s F-16A/B fleet, but not the more advanced F-16C/Ds Taipei is eager to acquire.

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Taiwan renews F-16 request as US defends upgrade

An upgrade of Taiwan's fleet of F-16s would provide essentially the same quality as new fighter jets, a U.S. government official said on Monday as Taiwan officials renewed a push for the latest model.

The Obama administration informally told U.S. lawmakers on Friday it would upgrade Taiwan's 140-plus existing F-16 A/B jets while deferring Taipei's request for the more advanced F-16 C/Ds.

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Rs 3-cr flares for IAF jets turn useless

Infra-red flares worth over Rs 3 crore procured for IAF fighter aircraft were rendered useless as their shelf life expired while still in storage on account of slow pace of the project to upgrade MiG-21 Bison. The issue has also revealed contradictory reasons forwarded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Air Headquarters over the IAF’s inability to utilise the flares that were procured from overseas between 1997 and 2002. In January this year, the IAF accepted that 19,450 flares were destroyed after expiry of their shelf life due to delays in the project. The Air HQs also suggested life-extension clearance on some of the flares still in its inventory.


The MoD stand, on the other hand was that the holding of the flares was necessary due to the prevailing security scenario. Further, the ministry maintained that flares were kept in stock and not released to combat units, as their operational requirement did not arise till 2009. Of the 20,000 flares procured, only 390 were used during the design and development phase of the Bison and subsequent trials and testing. The remaining were rendered useless in 2009. In March 1996, the MoD had concluded a contract for procurement of a Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) that protects aircraft against radar-guided and heat-seeking missiles.

The flares form a part of this system and are used to deflect heat-seeking missiles. The requirement and procurement of the system was projected and undertaken in consonance with the upgrade of 125 Bison aircraft that was originally scheduled to begin in 1998 and conclude in 2001. Additional requirement was projected for installing the CMDS on the MiG-23 as well as the MiG-27 aircraft. It was initially planned to utilise the entire stock of the flares by 2002. The project, however, progressed slowly due to delay in the indigenous development of certain avionic systems and flight testing. The upgrade was finally complete in 2008.

ZDK-03 Karakoram Eagle AEW&C in Pakistani Air Force Colors 4:15 AM Qamar No comments This is the image of the first of four Sino-Pak ZDK-03 Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) Karakoram Eagle in its final colors before delivery to Pakistan Air Force. ZDK-03 AEW&C Karakoram Eagle aircraft is a result of an agreement between Pakistan Air Force and China Electronics Technology Group Corporation for the joint development of of the Karakoram Eagle

ZDK-03 Karakoram Eagle AEW&C in Pakistani Air Force Colors


This is the image of the first of four Sino-Pak ZDK-03 Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) Karakoram Eagle in its final colors before delivery to Pakistan Air Force. ZDK-03 AEW&C Karakoram Eagle aircraft is a result of an agreement between Pakistan Air Force and China Electronics Technology Group Corporation for the joint development of of the Karakoram Eagle

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POF & DEPO Banned at DSEi

POF & DEPO Banned at DSEi


Defence & Security Equipment international (DSEi) closed the  stand and the Pavilion of the Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) stand and Pakistan’s Defence Export Promotion Organisation Pavilion for distributing brochures bearing advertisement for banned cluster bombs  in breach of UK Government Export Control...
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French Soldiers Prepare Sperwer UAVs In Afghanistan

French Soldiers Prepare Sperwer UAVs In Afghanistan


French soldiers prepare a medium-range Sperwer SDTI unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for a reconnaissance mission over south Kapisa province at Tora camp, east of Kabul in Afghanistan

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Turkish Stand-off Precision Guided Munition (SOM) At DSEI 2011

Turkish Stand-off Precision Guided Munition (SOM) At DSEI 2011


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IAF to Choose Winner of Basic Trainers Contract By End of 2011


Indian Air Force is getting ready to make its final decision on the purchase of 75 basic trainers to modernize its trainer fleet and replace its 114 ageing piston-engined HPT-32s and 137 Kiran-I & II

PLAN Type 041 YUAN Class SSK


People's Liberation Army's Navy (PLAN) Type 041 YUAN Class Submarine.
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