Category: Special Reports

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People’s Liberation Army-Navy Declares Chinese Carrier Liaoning a ‘Combat Ship

Following a six-month retrofit, China’s sole active aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has been declared a “combat ship” by the People’s Liberation Army-Navy. “The Liaoning is shifting from a training and test ship to a combat ship,”...

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Lockheed’s F-35 $1.5 Trillion Operational Cost Just Grew – Again

Apparently, the Pentagon prefers to dole out information about costs of the F-35 program in portions. Lambasting Lockheed Martin’s F-35 multirole fighter for its cost has become almost passé at this point. With its $1.5 trillion...

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Russian Spy Plane Flies Over Nuclear Bases in US Southwest, Radar Data Shows

The flight was carried out by a Tu-214ON observation plane packed with airborne surveillance tools, panoramic and topographic cameras, airborne radar, and other equipment. A Russian military aircraft flying under the Open Skies Treaty...

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U.S. Air Force Plans to Arm Stealth F-35s, F-15s and F-16s with the Ultimate Weapon

Advances in computer power, processing speed and AI are rapidly changing the scope of what platforms are able to perform without needing human intervention. The Air Force and DARPA are now testing new hardware...

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America’s Air Force is too small

The Air Force goes to war with squadrons. Operational squadrons represent the core fighting unit while service support, sustainment and agile combat support squadrons provide support. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson described...

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Air Weapons (Smart Bombs and Missiles): Customized For F-35A

Japan has ordered AGM-158B JASSM ER (extended range of 900 kilometers) gliding smart bombs for its F-15 fighter-bombers. These cost $1.15 million each and will be delivered by 2020. Since it entered production in...

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US Experts Dub Russian T-90 Best Tank Performing in Middle East Conflicts

The Russian T-90 tanks outperform US and German combat vehicles in the Middle East conflicts, experts of the US National Interest magazine said.   According to an article written by Sebastien Roblin, an expert in security and...

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Thai – Questions arise about costs of military helicopters

In the wake of the tragic crash of King Power supremo Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s personal helicopter last Saturday evening (UK time), an unintended story has emerged about the costs of the model of his helicopter, the...

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Boeing contracted for sustainment of Saudi F-15s

The contract is sustainment of F-15C, D, S and SA aircraft flown by the Royal Saudi Air Force. Boeing has received a $14.5 million award from the U.S. Air Force to repair Aircraft Maintenance...

1980s IRIAF F-4E Phantom II flying high 0

Iran continues to return grounded jets to airworthy status

It is now 39 years since the revolution that removed the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, from his throne. The removal of US support and the imposition of sanctions made it hard for...