Wednesday Apr 16
South China Morning Post
Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries
Development of ATD-X jet part of Tokyo's effort to upgrade its defence capabilities; analysts warn it could spark claims of arms race in Asia A prototype of Japan's first domestically produced stealth fighter will get airborne before the end of the year, a significant development in Tokyo's efforts to improve its defence capabilities.
Cybercast News Service
NATO Dismisses Russia's Claim That Satellite Images of Troop Buildup Are Eight Months Old
NATO reaffirmed early Friday that commercial satellite images it released a day earlier showing a Russian troop buildup on Ukraine's border had been taken within the three weeks, after a senior Russian military officer was quoted in state media as claiming they were from routine military exercises eight months ago.
The Marmot's Hole
The Philippines officially orders 12 F/A-50s
The Filipino air force is a joke. The last jet fighters they had were the old F-5 Freedom Fighters that they retired in 2005.