Showing posts with label military aircraft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label military aircraft. Show all posts

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Poroshenko declares mourning over il-76 crash (Meeting of the Council of National Security and Defense)

The president also ordered to call a meeting of the Council of National Security and Defense...

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has declared mourning for June 15 over the crash of an Ilyushin-76 military transport plane at Lugansk airport.

The president also ordered to call a meeting of the Council of National Security and Defense in connection with the latest developments in the east of the country.

Luhansk self-defense forces down Ukrainian transport aircraft with at least 49 on board

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry claims that on Saturday night, June 14, the militias of self-defense forces shot down a military transport aircraft that was landing at the Luhansk airport. The downed Ilyushin 76 aircraft was supposed to deliver extra troops and ammunition. It was said that militias opened fire from anti-aircraft guns on the aircraft.

The message posted on the website of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, said that the IL-76 was transporting military personnel for the purpose of rotation, ITAR-TASS reports. There were servicemen, military hardware, equipment and supplies on board. According to Ukrainian military sources, there were at least 49 people on board the aircraft.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ukrainian military claim to have seized military airdrome near Kramatorsk

A military airdrome near Kramatorsk has been reportedly seized by Ukrainian army units. Military spokesmen say the facility is “under reliable protection.”

According to the same sources, planes and helicopters had been ordered into the air “to protect military equipment because there had been no chance to guess how long the operation would take.”

“Now the city is calm and the National Guard is at work,” they claim.

Ukraine armed forces launch "special operation" in eastern town

Ukrainian armed forces on Tuesday launched a "special operation" against separatists in the town of Kramatorsk in the east of the country, Interfax news agency quoted the defense ministry as saying.

Local journalists quoted by Interfax said automatic firing could be heard from the direction of Kramatorsk's military airfield and said a fighter jet had swooped low over the area.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Defence Secretary Hagel first foreign visitor to board China’s aircraft carrier

TOKYO — United States Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel expects to visit China’s sole aircraft carrier when he arrives in the country today (April 7), a US official said, in an unprecedented opening by Beijing to a potent symbol of its military buildup.
The planned carrier visit, which will come at the start of Mr Hagel’s three-day trip to China, was quietly approved by Beijing at Washington’s request and had not been previously announced, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The Liaoning, a Soviet-era ship bought from Ukraine in 1998 and re-fitted in a Chinese shipyard, has been seen as a sign of Beijing’s ambition for greater global influence and a reminder of its growing military might.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar. -CNN report

Kuala Lumpur:  Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said today, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance.

Malaysian authorities, citing expert analysis of satellite, radar and other data available, concluded earlier that the ill-fated flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

According to previous information, the Boeing 777-200 aircraft turned back after disappearing from civilian radar in Vietnamese airspace, and was detected by Malaysian military radar in the northern Strait of Malacca before vanishing from all radar screens.

Friday, April 4, 2014

More Planes Added to Search for Malaysian Jet

An expanded team of surveillance planes and ships is scanning a vast and remote section of the southern Indian Ocean for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Center, which is leading the search, said up to 10 military planes, four civil jets and nine ships are involved in the multinational effort Friday.

No trace of the plane has been found, nearly four weeks after it vanished. Officials continue to try to narrow the search area, which currently stands at a staggeringly large 217,000 square kilometers.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Turkey shoots down Syrian jet. -The plane came down on the Syrian side of the border

Turkey’s armed forces shot down a Syrian jet Sunday, saying it had violated Turkish airspace. The Syrian government immediately slammed the move as an act of “blatant aggression”, insisting the aircraft had been downed inside Syria.

“Our F-16s took off and hit this plane. Why? Because if you violate my airspace, our slap after this will be hard,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during an election rally in northwest Turkey, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Turkey scrambles jets after Russian plane moves

A Russian surveillance plane flew near Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Tuesday prompting the Turkish Air Force to scramble eight F-16 fighter jets, amid increased tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.
The incident occurred on Monday and the Russian plane remained in international airspace, according to a statement on the website of the military General Staff, according to Reuters.
Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, which juts into the north of the Black Sea, is at the center of the current standoff between Russia and Ukraine's new pro-Western government. NATO member Turkey forms the southern coastline of the Black Sea.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

PLA (People’s Liberation Army) pledges to defend East China Sea (video cctv). -Japanese military planes defy China's new air zone.

China’s defense ministry has been addressing the international reaction to the new East China Sea air defense identification zone.
The ministry says the zone does not signify an expansion of China’s territorial air space but rather it helps to improve effective safeguarding of the area.
The Ministry of National Defense held a press conference on Thursday, in the wake of some strong reaction to the zone from outside China.
More exercises in the East China Sea. More training missions for China’s first aircraft carrier — the Liaoning.
And now, in a bid to strengthen control and monitoring of the area, the People’s Liberation Army is shifting its focus from sea to air.

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