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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

"Japan and the U.S. are strengthening their guard against North Korea by stationing an American observation aircraft in Okinawa to detect a possible nuclear weapons test by the Kim Jong Un regime, according to a senior Japan Self-Defense Forces official.

The U.S. Air Force's Constant Phoenix WC-135 can detect telltale radioactive debris released into the atmosphere by the detonation of a nuclear device. The aircraft was deployed to Kadena Air Base on Okinawa earlier this month, the official said. Japan's Self-Defense Forces also are increasing their own surveillance and intelligence gathering.

The U.S. has sent a strike group led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the waters off the Korean Peninsula. Japan has also readied ships equipped with the Aegis missile defense system in preparation for a possible North Korean missile launch. Japanese forces have been under shootdown orders since August and are prepared to intercept a missile at any time, the government says…"
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 11:03 a.m. PST


clibinarium12 Apr 2017 11:15 a.m. PST


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

Looks like the BUG struck again!


Zephyr112 Apr 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

That's some crazy, random crossposting there…

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 2:55 p.m. PST

How well is your aircraft armed when it comes to dogfighting?

Henry Martini12 Apr 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

Just be thankful it's not a bomber.

wrgmr112 Apr 2017 4:04 p.m. PST

Clibinarium that particular aircraft only cost 450 million?

clibinarium13 Apr 2017 4:29 p.m. PST

Its not great in a dogfight, which is why its usually escorted by some of these;

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member13 Apr 2017 5:56 p.m. PST

I hear they make the crews sleep in pup tents. That's just in case they need to quickly hop in their planes and flea the area. Fortunately that doesn't happen too often, it turns out they seem to be rather fur-ocious. Several other countries are interested in obtaining some of these planes so the US is setting up a Lend-Leash program. And they don't allow rookie pilots to fly them, you must be a Vet.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 10:24 p.m. PST

I'd love to see them mix it up with a pack of Hellcats!

Personal logo Il Granatiere Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2017 5:45 a.m. PST

I know for sure that they do not flight together……

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2017 11:19 a.m. PST

Maybe they will get into a dogfight.

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