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US Navy concludes Valiant Shield 2022, readies for RIMPAC

On 17 June, the US Navy concluded the ninth edition of Valiant Shield, a high-end unilateral field training exercise following 12 days of combat...
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KAI and Lockheed Martin boosts T-50 co-operation

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin have signed a teaming agreement to market the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer globally, KAI announced...
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China Continuous Testing of Taiwan’s Air Defence

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has been persistent in its incursions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ). Over the past two years,...
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Whither the Weasel?

The real threat from ground based surface-to-air missiles means that there is still a need to keep the Vietnam ‘Wild Weasel’ capability current. The US...

Royal Thai Air Force becomes Beechcraft AT-6TH international launch customer

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has awarded Textron Aviation Defense a US$143.4 million contract to supply a fleet of eight Beechcraft AT-6TH Wolverine...

Japan receives first KC-46A aerial refueller

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has received the first of four Boeing KC-46A air-to-air refuelling (AAR) tanker-transport aircraft on order, making it the...
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EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (29 September 2021, No.70)

Dear Readers, THEY DON’T MAKE ‘EM LIKE THEY USED TO… One can’t help but being amazed that the venerable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber will have its...
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Lightning Spreads Over Asia-Pacific

The network of F-35 Lightning II fighter operators in the Asia-Pacific region continues to grown and strengthen. Until 2 August, all Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning...
U.S., Japan Sharpen Skills During Keen Sword 21

SOCPAC Keen to Share Joint Doctrine and Training

The return of Great Power competition means that US SOCPAC is more than ever seeking joint training opportunities with regional special forces. Special Operations Forces...

Japan receives KC-46A Pegasus tanker training in the United States

The first group of Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) personnel have begun training on the Boeing KC-46A air-to-air refuelling (AAR) tanker-transport aircraft in anticipation...

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