SOURCE: GLOBAL TIMES
A navy pilot flying China’s J-15 fighter jet successfully landed his plane after catching fire after being struck by a bird, China Central Television (CCTV) reported Wednesday. Yuan Wei, a People’s Liberation Army navy pilot, coordinated with air traffic controllers to safely land his J-15 after its left engine caught fire, CCTV reported. The fire was sparked by a clash with a flock of birds less than a minute after the plane took off. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.
A military expert who requested anonymity told the Global Times on Wednesday that planes often encounter birds, but it is unusual for these encounters to cause a fire. Continue reading
The Japanese Defense Ministry is going to develop a next-generation radar system, which would be capable to detect advanced stealth fighters, designed by Russia and China, local media reported Thursday.
Earlier in the day, media reported that the Defense Ministry has included costs for development of advanced radar system, alongside deployment of land-based Aegis Ashore defense system and increasing the number of Aegis-equipped destroyers, in the budgetary allocation request for the next fiscal year. Continue reading
SOURCE: BUSINESS INSIDER
On August 11, Russia named its new stealth fighter the Su-57, but despite having a name, a finalized design, and a tentative date for its delivery, it already looks like a huge disappointment.
Russia first flew the Su-57 in 2010, demonstrating that it would enter the race towards fifth-generation aircraft after the US revolutionized aerial combat with the F-22, and later the F-35 .But in the years since, the Su-57 has failed to present a seriously viable future for Russian military aviation. Russia already fields some of the most maneuverable planes on earth. It has serious firepower in terms of missiles and bombs, and long-distance bombers and fighters. But what Russia doesn’t have is a stealth jet of any kind. Continue reading
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet F7-PG crashed near Sargodha in Punjab province while on routine operational training mission on Thursday.
“PAF reports with regret that an F7-PG aircraft crashed near Sargodha while on a training mission. Search and rescue operation is in progress,”the Dawn quoted statement of PAF. It is being ascertained whether the lone pilot flying the aircraft has survived. Continue reading
Russia announced it’s newest variant of the Sukhoi Su-30SM — the Su30SM1 — last month, which reportedly has enhanced weapons and electrical systems. Nevertheless, the Su-30SM1 has yet to be mass produced, and there’s reportedly only one of them at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant where they’re being made, according to The National Interest. Therefore Russia’s most upgraded Su-30 on the market is still the Su-30SM.
The Su-30SM is a versatile or multirole fighter, able to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks, and is often considered to be the F-15E Strike Eagle’s counterpart. Continue reading
SOURCE: IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly
Russia`s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) research and manufacturing corporation, a subsidiary of Rostec, has developed the M-392 light howitzer, Jane`s has learnt.The new gun is intended to replace the aging M-30 mod 1938 howitzer that is still in use by more than 40 countries.
“The M-392 can fire the whole munition range of the M-30 gun. It is deployed in assault formations and provides direct fire support to attackers,” a company representative said, referring to the manoeuvrability of the howitzer. Continue reading
SOURCE: IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly
Russia has shown for the first time its new Ilyushin Il-22PP Porubshchik special mission aircraft. The ‘escort jammer’ aircraft made its public debut on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the Russian air force over Kubinka on 12 August.
The Il-22P is a signals intelligence (SIGINT) and stand-off-jamming platform that has been built around a converted Il-22 ‘Coot-B’ airframe, which is itself a theatre-level airborne command post and radio relay aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-18D turboprop airliner. Continue reading
The aviation technologies such as planes and helicopters for the Russian Aerospace Forces will be unmanned in the future, Aerospace Forces Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said Saturday.
The commander added that the Aerospace Forces had achieved excellent results in combat training as the annual flight time of each pilot amounted to no less than 120 hours and that figure would increase. Continue reading
Seventy young men have joined militancy in the past seven months this year with most of the recruits from three districts in south Kashmir, according to a senior official.The new recruits mostly belong to Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts in south Kashmir, which has become the hub of tech-savvy terrorists.
“As many as 70 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in the Valley in seven months period this year,” the senior security officer told PTI quoting official statistics.The officer claimed 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in 2016. Continue reading
The country’s first aviation university at Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district is all set for inauguration on August 18.
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, his deputy Jayant Sinha, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Congress vice president and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi, among others are expected to attend the inaugural event, officials of the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) told PTI. Continue reading
A high level team from Indian Navy has expressed satisfaction over the quality of rolling of DMR-249 A grade plates through a new heat treatment line in Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP).
The team comprising Commodore Amit Rastogi, Additional Director General of Quality Assurance (Naval), New Delhi, and senior officers visited RSP recently for final inspection of the plates before dispatch, RSP sources said today. Continue reading
SOURCE: OneIndia News
Women in India are breaking stereotypes in all sectors. Why should defence be any different? Three women have proven that even the sky is not the limit for ones who dare to challenge convention. Bhawana Kanth, Mohana Singh and Avani Chaturvedi are India’s first female combat aircraft pilots.
The trio is an inspiration to every woman in the country where jobs are divided on the basis of gender. The trio was commissioned as flying officers in the Indian Air Force in June 2016. They went on to fly the British Hawk advanced jet trainers at an IAF facility at Kalaikunda in West Bengal. Today, these women are all set to fly the supersonic Sukhoi-30 jets. They are expected to finish their training in September. Continue reading
SOURCE: TRIBUNE PK
At least 15 people, mostly military men, were martyred and dozens wounded – some of them critically – in a terrorist attack targeting an army truck in a high-security neighbourhood of Quetta on Saturday night. Officials said it was a suicide attack and the bomber drove his motorcycle, rigged with explosives, into the military truck at Old Pishin bus stop. The blast ignited a fire on the truck and several other vehicles driving past.
The military’s media wing confirmed that eight military men and seven civilians were martyred and 25 others, among them 15 civilians, injured in the attack. “Incendiary explosives were used,” the ISPR stated, though it didn’t explicitly say the attack involved a suicide bomber. Continue reading
Altaf Hussain, leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has warned that Pakistan will “break into pieces” after August 14, the nation’s 71st Independence Day. The provinces of Pakistan, Hussain said, should celebrate August 14 not as “Independence Day” but as a day of “captivity under Pakistani Army”.
In a 45-minute audio address on YouTube, which has garnered thousands of views since it was uploaded on Friday, Hussain also lashed out at the Pakistan Army. He accused the Pakistani Army of carrying out extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances of Muhajir youth in Pakistan. He even went as far as to say that the Army orchestrated the ouster of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The disclosure made by retired General Pervez Musharraf in his 2006 autobiography that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan transferred sensitive nuclear material to North Korea had come as a big embarrassment to the country, an official of the Foreign Office said on Friday at a meeting of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee.
The disclosure had forced the Foreign Office on the defensive and left it with no choice but to regurgitate the standard response that Pakistan was firmly against nuclear proliferation, the additional secretary said. Continue reading