December 21, 2014
Xi Jinping before firing laser simulation system
Xi Jinping arrived in Macau to attend the celebration activities of the 15th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland .
He visited the PLA Macao Garrison, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee, the Central Central Military Commission to express my sincere greetings to all PLA officers and soldiers, keeping in mind the requirements of all the officers and men of strong military objectives, fulfill defense duties in accordance with the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region and the Garrison Law, steadfastly maintaining "one country", steadfastly maintaining the prosperity and stability of Macao.
At 11 am Xi Jinping arrived in Macao Garrison Taipa car camp, first came to the PLA Armored Forces Military Shooting Simulation exhibition floor training room, then the officers and soldiers are firing training simulations. He sat infantry fighting fire training simulators, careful inquiry equipment performance, understand the training of officers and men. Before firing laser simulation system, he picked up with interest the experience shooting rifles and pistols essentials, pull the trigger to hit the target. In command of the training room, Xi Jinping detailed understanding of the situation and perform tasks PLA garrison, then watched a simulated real vehicle driver training, he encouraged them to train hard, scientific training, efforts to improve the level of combat training.
The facility in Goa, India
The first prototype of the light combat aircraft Tejas' Naval version — LCA NP-1 — completed its maiden flight as part of the carrier compatibility tests at the shore-based test facility INS Hansa in Goa at 12.34pm on Saturday.
LCA-Navy is the second Ski Take Off But Arrested Recovery (STOBAR ) carrier-borne aircraft in the world, after a Russian deck based aircraft. And, this will be the only Carrier borne Fighter aircraft in the Light category.
Piloted by Commodore Jaideep Maolankar, the Chief Test Pilot of National Flight Test Centre (NFTC), the aircraft had a perfect flight test result parameters matching the expected results.
JET-FIGHTERS, such as the Sukhoi SU-30MKM and Boeing F/A-18, will be patrolling Sabah’s skies in the near future as part of plans to expand Labuan’s airforce base.
Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) air operations commander Lieutenant-General Datuk Seri Affendi Buang said while the BAE Hawk squadron had been based in Labuan since Nov 7, other fighter squadrons would soon be attached there as well.“There is a Hawk squadron placed here for Sabah, but in the future, aircraft like the Sukhoi and F/A-18 would be deployed to the state,” he said after a working visit to RMAF’s Tawau air operations relief centre here, yesterday.
Affendi witnessed several aircraft sorties demonstrations, including hostage rescue operations performed by the Hawk and helicopter squadrons.The relocation of the Hawk squadron from the Butterworth base to Labuan was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during the tabling of the 2015 Budget in October. It was part of the efforts to strengthen security in the Eastern Sabah Safety Zone (Esszone).Affendi said the presence of the Hawk squadron would instil public confidence in the government’s commitment to ensure the safety of Sabah.
“Placing our fighter aircraft in Labuan is a strategic move to monitor Sabah’s east coast and the South China Sea.“The Hawk aircraft will help us to strike and intercept. At the same time, we have an air defence radar that detects air traffic. We also will improve our assets from time to time.”
On the announcement by Deputy Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Bakri that the armed forces would acquire six attack helicopters to reinforce operations in Esszone, Affendi said this would be done as soon as possible.
“The helicopters would be equipped with Gatling guns, which should be effective in assisting the security teams on land.”Apas assemblyman Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan who was present, expressed gratitude that security assets in Sabah were given priority.
One Egyptian Air Force AH-64 Apache was shot down in January of 2014.
The US has delivered 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt last week taking the tally of AH-64 Apache in Egyptian air Force to 55 (56-1 shot down).
The United States originally announced in April that it had decided to lift its hold on the delivery of the attack helicopters, imposed last year after the military toppled elected president Mohamed Mursi and cracked down hard on his Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Egypt is fighting an Islamist insurgency targeting mostly security personnel and based mainly in the lawless Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Air Force F / A-18 Hornet fleet is maintenance upgrades operationally the best use of age. Air-to solvency construction of the equipment throughout the operational capacity and features to become fully operational.