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Unknown fighter crashed in southern China

Unknown fighter crashed in southern China

Editorial board of the Telegram channel "Wings of War" talks about the main news from the world of military aviation over the past days.

China

4 September, during a training flight in the south of China, a fighter crashed

Fall place: near Sanjia village, Cixin district, g. Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (coordinates: 25.243861, 110.356747).

It is not known exactly, what type of fighter crashed. Most often they point to the Su-35 or J-10. The pilot managed to eject, but received serious injuries and was hospitalized. There are no significant destructions and casualties on earth.

Notably, that at the very beginning this news began to be broadcast on social networks under the heading: "Taiwan shot down a Chinese Su-35". This version was promoted by Indians on Twitter. Due to the Indo-Chinese confrontation in Ladakh, there is a powerful information pressure on China from the Indians.

In turn, the Ministry of Defense of Taiwan has officially denied these rumors..

Official Beijing is still silent about the incident, which is quite in their style.

Netherlands

Lockheed Martin F-35A aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force makes an emergency landing

The military plane has given the signal 7700 during a test flight and was forced to land in Turin. No other details. The incident is being investigated.

Russia

For the Yak-130, the SOLT-25 behind-the-cockpit surveillance system has been adapted

At the Krasnogorsk plant named after S. A. Zvereva holding "Shvabe" specially for the combat trainer aircraft Yak-130 developed a device for searching and recognizing targets with their further tracking SOLT-25 in a new version. Previously, such a system was installed only on Su-25SM3 attack aircraft., told the press service of the holding.

The SOLT-25 observation and sighting system provides a round-the-clock view of the outside of the cockpit of the front hemisphere of the aircraft, allowing piloting in limited flight visibility. When installed on board an aircraft, the device generates and outputs digital television and thermal imaging video signals to the direct vision indicator in the cockpit and measures the slant range to the observed objects.

Also among the tasks being solved is round-the-clock search, detection, target recognition. Besides, the pilot has the opportunity to manually, programmable and automatic tracking.

Died honored aircraft designer of the Russian Federation Alexander Shengardt, participated in the creation of passenger and combat strategic aircraft of the Tu brand.

“PAO management and staff “Tupolev” express their deepest condolences on the passing of the oldest employee - one of the key designers of the brand's aircraft “the” Alexander Sergeevich Shengardt ", - said the press service.

They noted, that the farewell to the aircraft designer will take place 8 September.

Considering the merits of Alexander Sergeevich and his colossal experience, what happened is a real tragedy for the entire domestic aircraft industry.

USA

US Navy E-2C Hawkeye AWACS crashed during a training flight near Wallops Island in Virginia

US Navy spokesman said, that all four crew members were found alive. The aircraft was assigned to a naval base in Norfolk. (VAW 120).

E-2C Hawkeye are not equipped with ejection seats and the crew has to manually open hatches to exit the aircraft. Besides, as standard, the aircraft crew includes 2 pilot and three navy officers, in charge of radar equipment.

The plane crashed in a deserted area, there is no damage and destruction on the ground. The reasons for the crash are being investigated.

US Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion heavy transport helicopter crashed

The incident took place near Jacksonville (Florida). Due to a fire in the engine, the helicopter makes an emergency landing in the field, where completely burned out.

The crew of four managed to leave the car on the ground. presumably, the helicopter was part of the NMH-366 squadron of the Marine Corps.

For the first time, a group of American strategic bombers B-52H flew in the airspace of Ukraine

“Three B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the 5th Bomber Wing from Minot Base (North Dakota) held an important exercise on Friday to integrate with Ukrainian fighters in the airspace of Ukraine ", - stated in the message of the US Command of the Armed Forces in Europe.

American strategic bombers B-52 along their route are accompanied by Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters of the tactical aviation brigades of the Ukrainian Air Force. Ukrainian pilots met B-52 on the Polish border, escorted through the territory of Ukraine to the coast of the Sea of ​​Azov and in the opposite direction.

Russia accompanied the flight of American strategists with air defense / missile defense and raised 8 fighters Su-27 and Su-30SM for identification and "interception".

South Korea

Korea Aerospace Company Announces Final Assembly of KF-X Aircraft Today

3 September South Korean Aerospace and Defense Company Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced the final stage of assembly of the advanced multi-role fighter KAI KF-X for the Air Force of the Republic of Korea and the Air Force of Indonesia. KAI plans to release first KF-X prototype in April 2021 of the year.

In the latest issue of its monthly Fly Together magazine, the company posted an image, which shows the fuselage of the prototype, which was assembled at the KAI factory in Sacheon. No further details about the program were provided. It is assumed, that the fighter should make its first flight in 2022 year.

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