Long live NATIONALISM
Muslims are facing backlash everywhere.
Pilot training for aircrews tasked to man the country’s brand-new FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle” light interim fighter aircraft has been going smoothly. This was stressed by Philippine Air Force (PAF) spokesperson Col. Enrico Canaya in an interview Wednesday.
“Our pilots [undergoing FA-50PH training] are now gaining proficiency [with the aircraft] as they are now regularly flying it,” he added.
Canaya expects the training phase to accelerate once two more FA-50PHs are delivered within the latter part of 2016. Remaining eight jets are scheduled to be delivered on staggered basis within eight months after delivery of third and fourth units.
“Once the additional aircraft arrives, we will train more pilots,” he added.
Prior the delivery of the first two FA-50PH jet aircraft last Nov. 28, four PAF fighter pilots, with high jet time, were sent to South Korea to undergo training in the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI)-made aircraft.
Two of these are test pilots while the other two operational or squadron pilots.
The PAF has a 12-plane FA-50PH order with KAI worth PHP18.9 billion. This is a full squadron by Philippine standards.
Syrian Arab Army's new infrared protection working against TOWs
First footage when a TOW used by Jihadists in #Syria misses it's target. #SAA new infrared protection working. pic.twitter.com/isvh4AlVC8— Hamosh (@Hamosh84) February 19, 2016
Dead Islamic State after the SAA Tiger Forces liberated Jebb Ghabishah.
(GRAPHIC) Dead Daeshis after the SAA Tiger Forces liberated Jebb Ghabishah, Eastern Aleppo Countryside (19/02/2016) pic.twitter.com/Qw4hMxeOIa— M Green (@MmaGreen) February 19, 2016
SAA Tiger Forces detonated a captured Daeshi VBIED in Jebb Ghabishah, Eastern Aleppo Countryside
SAA Tiger Forces detonated a captured Daeshi VBIED in Jebb Ghabishah, Eastern Aleppo Countryside (19/02/2016) pic.twitter.com/IagcfeAlNE— M Green (@MmaGreen) February 19, 2016
SAA Tiger Forces clearing Jebb Ghabishah, Eastern Aleppo CS from mines & IED's + captured weaponry (19/02/2016) pic.twitter.com/4v0KBPfp9P— M Green (@MmaGreen) February 19, 2016
Erdogan your time is up pic.twitter.com/mUsxWoBrK5— The 'Nimr' Tiger (@Souria4Syrians) February 20, 2016
War in the Middle East is ON.
Not through proxies this time, but between states.
#Turkey deploys ~100 tanks over it's border with #Syria in #Kilis via @BarzanSadiq pic.twitter.com/b1GGR8Sl2D— Warfare Worldwide (@WarfareWW) February 19, 2016
"#Putin won’t hesitate to strike #Turkey if it sends troops to #Syria" https://t.co/UfZGd71sIC #Russia pic.twitter.com/WQoj2UfMZ0— Al-Masdar News (@TheArabSource) February 19, 2016
Kurdish YPG mobilizes
YPG: “We’ll abolish rotten borders.. make Erdogan drown in his blood.. fight of [Syria] is the fight of [#Turkey]”
Yemen Army + Houthis are now in Saudi Arabian territory
Kurds in Nusaybin/North Kurdistan record Russian jet making artistic moves over Qamishlo/Rojava near Turkey border. pic.twitter.com/fVHLVDTwC5— Gilgo (@agirecudi) February 19, 2016
ISIS fighters use drugs to find courage to battle Kurdish females. pic.twitter.com/d2o0lf003O— Furiouskurd (@Furiouskurd) February 20, 2016
Tiger forces - Colonel Suheil al Hassan pictures
Colonel Suheil al Hassan pictures uploaded today pic.twitter.com/mR16GnjbvA— BM-21 GRAD (@bm21_grad) February 19, 2016
Indonesia is ordering around a dozen Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and could sign a contract for the purchase in a month's time, said two sources with direct knowledge of the matter.
These will replace its ageing Northrop F-5 fighters, and supplement a fleet of 16 Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30 fighters that form the backbone of its air force.
Indonesian companies will get contracts to manufacture some components for the Su-35, and the Russians are expected to set up a maintenance centre for the fighter jet in the country, added the sources.
Officials from United Aircraft Corporation, which manufactures the Su-35, declined to comment at the Singapore Airshow.
An Indonesian air force spokesman did not want to comment on the deal and referred all questions to the defence ministry. Officials at the ministry could not be reached for comment.
Western firms including the European consortium Eurofighter, Lockheed Martin, Saab and Dassault had also been in talks with Jakarta over a possible sale of their fighter jets.
Indonesian officials, however, have said for several years that their preference was to get more Russian fighters.
This will be the second export order for Russia's newest fighter jet, with China inking a deal for 24 planes worth more than $2 billion in November 2015.
Indonesia also has around 12 early-model Lockheed Martin F-16s, and is receiving 24 refurbished F-16s from the United States as part of a 2011 government-to-government agreement.
It has also agreed to help fund South Korea's KF-X fighter jet programme, which hopes to develop a modern multi-role jet fighter in the 2020s. Jakarta expects to eventually get around 80 new fighter jets via this programme.
Southeast Asia's largest country and its biggest economy wants to bolster the capabilities of its air force to catch up with its neighbours, say industry analysts.
Neighbouring Singapore, for example, has one of the best trained and most modern air forces in the region with a fleet of more than 100 fighter jets including F-5s, F-16s and Boeing F-15s.
Soldier from Turkmen Brigades video uploaded today (them nearly getting hit by a rocket+convoy) pic.twitter.com/4ud72y9okw— BM-21 GRAD (@bm21_grad) February 19, 2016
Turkemen "brigades" - Turkey's unofficial troops in Syria
Syrian Turkmen say they are ready to fight terrorism with TAF, let the martyrs (soldiers in ankara) rest in heaven pic.twitter.com/CBYoXqwAWQ— BM-21 GRAD (@bm21_grad) February 19, 2016
Some photos from around Tishrin Dam yesterday when over 50 ISIS fighters were killed by YPG/SDF in failed offensive. pic.twitter.com/qYjKgWPJuR— Dr Partizan (@DrPartizan_) February 20, 2016
Who provided them with Croatian RAK 12 ?
#SYRIA— Terrormonitor.org (@Terror_Monitor) February 20, 2016
Rebels Released Pictures Shows #Croatian RAK 12 Targeting Pro-Government Forces In Al Eis Of Southern #Aleppo pic.twitter.com/CiDuGvtuaO
صور للقنابل العنقودية التي القتها طيران العدوان يوم امس— حامدالبخيتي (@hamedalbukhiti) February 19, 2016
بمحافظة عمران اليمن #امريكا_تقتل_الشعب_اليمني pic.twitter.com/jjKfqAywAH
صورة اخرى لواحد من مرتزقة الريال السعودي pic.twitter.com/sLFwbwoMhy— حميد رزق (@hamedrizq) February 19, 2016
#SYRIA#SDF/#YPG Forces Foiled #IslamicState Offensive Near #Tishrin Dam. #TerrorMonitor pic.twitter.com/h7EMwenIyY— Terrormonitor.org (@Terror_Monitor) February 20, 2016
A hero doesn't need cape. pic.twitter.com/w35MHsuz7P— Pics with a Story (@Picswithastory) February 20, 2016
#USA@POTUS Urges #Turkish President @RT_Erdogan— Terrormonitor.org (@Terror_Monitor) February 20, 2016
To Stop Artillery Strikes In #YPG Area. #TerrorMonitor pic.twitter.com/muVBiOCLX5
Walls around the Vatican
Pope on Trump: "A person who thinks only about building walls...is not Christian." This is Vatican City. pic.twitter.com/ehmsLoljTl— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 18, 2016
C-130H Hercules A-1334 taxies under a water arch after being handed over from the Royal Australia Air Force to Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara at a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond. (photos : RAAF)
C-130H Hercules A-1334 transport aircraft sold to the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) has completed maintenance and modification work at RAAF Base Richmond.
RAAF Base Richmond Senior Australian Defence Force Officer Air Commodore Richard Lennon, CSC presented Commanding Officer 31st Squadron TNI-AU Lieutenant Colonel Wisoko 'Wish' Aribowo with the keys to C-130H Hercules A-1334 during a handover ceremony on 08 Feb 2016.
The RAAF retired the last of its 12 C-130Hs in November 2012, and offered four of these aircraft for transfer to the TNI-AU. Another five C-130Hs, along with simulator and spare parts, are being sold to the TNI-AU at a discounted rate. These C-130Hs will further enhance Indonesia’s capacity to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crisis.
reversing all what AtaTurk did
What Turkey is doing in Syria
Interesting video by ANHA shows Croatian mortar shells and Turkish ammunition box front (MKE) captured from rebels pic.twitter.com/rsfvX8gbMb— BM-21 GRAD (@bm21_grad) February 19, 2016
Rebel plays a prank on his friend with a mortar shell, Jesus Christ. pic.twitter.com/Zp832Bx757— BM-21 GRAD (@bm21_grad) February 19, 2016
Slithering practice during Indo-Nepal Combined Military Exercise Suryakiran - IX at Pithoragarh. pic.twitter.com/zAYPWOT5fb— DPR (@SpokespersonMoD) February 18, 2016
पाकि भीक माँगके खुद का घर चला रहे है.
कर्ज़ का पैसा चुकाने की औकात नही.
Voilence in indian state Haryana right now, stay tuned more to come.— X-2 (@ISI_In_My_Blood) February 19, 2016
"Bharat jal raha hai"#ThankYouMrModi pic.twitter.com/0bN4cbz6dn
ممسحة حذائي هي راية الغدر والقتل والاجرام ..— Abo Zain (@AboZain6) February 18, 2016
هنا #ريف_اللاذقية ..
#داعسينك_أردوغان .. انت وكلابك .. pic.twitter.com/NPBkVHFXIu