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Chinese intelligence-gathering GX-8 ELINT aircraft probe Japanese airspace

Chinese intelligence-gathering GX-8 ELINT aircraft probe Japanese airspace. Japan's Ministry of Defense has released a photo of a new type of Chinese intelligence-gathering aircraft that its fighters intercepted in international airspace over the East...

Reports UN C-130 crashes into sea after take off from Mogadishu

The UN C-130 took off with logistics from Aden Adde International Airport, Mogadishu in Somalia There are unconfirmed reports that a plane crashed into the Indian Ocean after take off from Mogadishu airport in...

Bahrain to send troops to Jordan

The General Command of the Bahraini Defence Force announced Sunday that it will support Jordan with troops, as a commitment to the efforts of the international coalition to combat terrorism. A Bahraini defence force statement...

Mitsubishi F-2Bs restored after being damage during 2011 Tsunami

At least two of the six Mitsubishi F-2B fighters undergoing restoration after being damage during the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami are back operating again. These fighters were from the 21st Fighter Squadron at...

Argentina buys 20 Chinese FC-1 Jets

In the last 18 months Argentina attempted bought aircraft in Israel, Spain and more recently, to Moscow. In the "working group" formed by the two countries ARgentina and China, Beijing agreed to provide fighter...

Japan OH-6DA chopper crashes in Miyazaki; three dead

The wreckage of a Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter was found Friday morning in the mountains of Ebino, Miyazaki Prefecture, and its three-man crew was later confirmed dead. The MSDF is investigating the incident. “We will identify...

Boeing given contract to upgrade Japan’s four E-767s

Boeing has been awarded a $402 million contract to upgrade Japan’s four E-767 aircraft and three ground support facilities. Work will be performed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by Jun....

Photo of new Harbin Z-20 China medium lift helicopter

The Harbin Z-20 or Zhi-20 is a medium lift helicopter produced in the Northeast of China. Its first flight was on 23 December 2013. The helicopter has a maximum takeoff weight in the range...