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Republic of China (Taiwan) Upgrading Its F-16 Fleet

From The War Zone:

Originally, the ROCAF expected to receive 144 F-16Vs, which are conversions of its existing F-16A/B jets, but this number has since been reduced to 141 through attrition in its existing Viper fleet. Lockheed Martin upgraded the first two ROCAF F-16Vs, the first of which took to the air in October 2015, and these served as pattern aircraft for Taiwan’s Aerospace Industry Development Center (AIDC) to complete the remaining upgrades locally.

Work to retrofit the whole fleet is due for completion by the end of 2023. The next wing to be equipped with the upgraded jets will be the 5th TFW at Hualien Air Base on the northeast coast. While the F-16V name is applied almost universally to these aircraft, AIDC still confusingly refers to them as F-16A/B Block 20 MLUs.

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Defense – Spring 2013

In this issue:

In a Time of Budget Difficulties, an Opportunity for Reform

Reinvigorating Research and Development

Developing Tactical Excellence

National Ballistic Missile Defense

50 Years of SOUTHCOM

The Rise of Soldier Systems

The F/A-18 Celebrates 35 Years

Shallow Water, Special Craft



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The Need For Mulitiple Firearms

From USACarry:

One of the obvious reasons to own multiple guns is in case one of them breaks. If you’re using a quality gun, such as a Glock or Smith and Wesson M&P or Springfield XD, then the chances are slim. But they are mechanical devices and eventually something may go wrong.

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Big British defense cuts weaken Pentagon’s top military partner

As other European allies have dialed back military spending, Britain has been America’s most reliable and capable security partner. But the British defense cuts announced Tuesday will affect Britain’s ‘long-term ability to fight alongside the US.’

The British government’s announcement this week of a review that calls for the biggest cuts in British defense spending since the end of the cold war is raising questions about Britain’s ability to remain a global security player in coming years.”

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Why You Need a Main Battle Rifle.

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Defense Talk Website

Defence Talk is a self proclaimed global defense and military portal.

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New Bomber Back From The Dead

The Defense Department has decided to resurrect a program for designing a new long range bomber. Could this be in response to the fact that Russia just unveiled their new stealth fighter?

In a press conference yesterday, Gates said the newly unveiled Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) renewed emphasis on the military’s need to counter “disruptive, high-tech capabilities” developed by future adversaries.

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