Three RoCN officers indicted over accidental firing of HF-3

Posted in Navy on August 30th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Prosecutors from Taiwan’s Kaohsiung District are bringing three Republic of China Navy officers to court for their role in the accidental firing of a HF-3 supersonic anti-ship missile last month.

Hsiung Feng III Anti-Ship Missile Display in Chengkungling 20111009a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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USS America to test F-35B this October

Posted in Marines on August 30th, 2016 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Marine Corps latest fighter will go for ship-borne testing aboard the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, this October.

USS America (LHA-6) at Guantanamo Bay in July 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Pittman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Iran shows S-300 deployed at Fordow nuclear site

Posted in Air Defense on August 30th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Bell proposed unmanned tilt-rotor to USMC that looks like miniature version of V-280

Posted in Industry, UAV on August 30th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, U.S. Marine Corps deputy commandant for aviation, showed a model of Bell’s previously undisclosed V-247 unmanned tilt-rotor to Richard Whittle from Breaking Defense recently.

Bell V-280 HeliExpo 2016
By Chris.w.braun (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Swiss Air Force Hornet missing

Posted in Air Force on August 30th, 2016 Be the first to comment

The Swiss Air Force is searching for a missing F/A-18 Hornet near Susten in central Switzerland on Aug. 29 after the plane failed to return to land after a training mission.

McDonnell Douglas F-A-18C Hornet, Switzerland - Air Force AN1987891
By Konstantin von Wedelstaedt [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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