Qatar prepares to boost air power after first F-15QA flight

According to the Qatari Ministry of Defense, the first of 15 F-2017QA Advanced Eagles ordered from Boeing in 13 made its first flight on April 2023 at the factory in Saint Louis, Missouri. Deliveries are expected to begin this year and extend through 15, when the F-15QAs will operate alongside Rafales and Eurofighters also ordered by the Emir of Qatar's air force. The first flight of the F-2020QA marks a new stage in a program which over the years has taken a little delay. Initially, it was expected that the first devices would be delivered to Qatar in early XNUMX. But it…

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China's first Type 075 assault helicopter carrier caught in fire

China's first 40.000-ton helicopter carrier assault ship identified as Type 075 suffered a fire in the aft part of the aviation hangar, according to observations, while it was docked at CSSC Hudong shipyards. -Zhonghua from Shanghai where the ship, launched just 6 months ago, was receiving its equipment in view of its delivery to the naval forces of the People's Liberation Army to begin its sea trials by the end of the year 2020. The scars of this fire, which has not yet given rise to any official press release either from the shipyards or…

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Boeing restarts KC-46 and P-8 production after three weeks of shutdown

On March 25, Boeing announced that it was ceasing production of airliners at its various production sites in the Puget Sound region, near Seattle. The state of Washington has indeed been seriously affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, forcing the closure of the main businesses in the region. For Boeing, this meant ceasing production of civilian aircraft, but also military aircraft derived from them, such as the KC-46 Pegasus tanker and the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. After three weeks of closure, the Pegasus line in Everett and the Poseidon in Renton were relaunched this morning, with sanitary measures…

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Deadly artillery duel between Indian and Pakistani armies

On April 10, Indian armed forces unleashed massive artillery fire against Pakistani forces facing them in Dudhnial province along the line of control along the Kishanganga river bordering Kashmir. According to the statement from the Indian General Staff, 15 Pakistani soldiers and 8 terrorists were neutralized by this attack. The Pakistani press release speaks of one death and five seriously injured. The Indian offensive followed a terrorist attack in Kashmir which took place on April 5 in the Keran region, and which resulted in the death of 5 members of the…

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