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Taiwan Scrambles F-16 Fighter Jets To Intercept Chinese Warplanes

Taiwan Scrambles F-16 Fighter Jets To Intercept Chinese Warplanes

Taiwan’s air force scrambled for the second day in a row on Monday to intercept Chinese jets that approached the island claimed by Beijing as its own, as tensions between the two took on a potentially dangerous military dimension. The Chinese planes, consisting of J-11 jet fighters, KJ-500 early warning …

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Iran Displays Wreckage Of U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk Drone Shoot-down By IRGC

Iran Displays Wreckage Of U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk Drone Shoot-down By IRGC

On June 20, 2019, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’s (IRGC) shot down a United States RQ-4A Global Hawk BAMS-D surveillance drone with a surface-to-air missile over the Strait of Hormuz. Iranian officials said that the drone violated their airspace, while U.S. officials responded that the drone was in international airspace. …

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Here’s The Only Fighter Jet Equipped With DIRCM

Here's The Only Fighter Jet Equipped With DIRCM

Directional Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) is a system to protect aircraft from infrared homing (“heat-seeking”) man-portable missiles. It is a lightweight, compact system designed to provide mission-vulnerable aircraft with increased protection from common battlefield threats. It is more advanced than conventional infrared countermeasures. Russian new Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jet …

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