Indian Navy MiG-29K makes emergency landing

Posted in Navy on March 2nd, 2017 Be the first to comment

A Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter was forced to make an emergency landing at Mangaluru airport on Feb. 28 after the jet developed a technical fault following take-off from INS Hansa in Goa.


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Preliminary report for RCAF CF-18 crash

Posted in Air Force on March 1st, 2017 Be the first to comment

The Royal Canadian Air Force has issued a preliminary report into the crash of a CF-18 on Nov. 28, 2016. The pilot of the aircraft was carrying out a simulated low-level bomb attack during the incident at Cold Lake Air Weapons, Alberta.

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By Aldo Bidini [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Elta to supply 21 counter-UAS kits to U.S. Air Force

Posted in Air Defense, UAV on March 1st, 2017 Be the first to comment

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Elta North America subsidiary has picked up a $15.5 million order from the U.S. Air Force for 21 counter-unmanned air system kits.

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Karem invited to speak during the retirement ceremony of MQ-1 at Holloman AFB

Posted in Air Force, UAV on March 1st, 2017 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Air Force retired its MQ-1 unmanned aerial vehicle based at Holloman Air Force Base on Feb. 27. Two key person who help pioneer the drone revolution – James G. “Snake” Clark and Abraham Karem – were invited to speak at the retirement ceremony.

An MQ-1 Predator taxies under water from a fire hose during its final flight Feb. 27, 2017 at Holloman Air Force N.M. The MQ-1 Predator has provided many years of service and is being phased out of service as the Air Force transitions to the more capable MQ-9 Reaper. The MQ-1 Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Jonsgaard)

An MQ-1 Predator taxies under water from a fire hose during its final flight Feb. 27, 2017 at Holloman Air Force N.M. The MQ-1 Predator has provided many years of service and is being phased out of service as the Air Force transitions to the more capable MQ-9 Reaper. The MQ-1 Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Jonsgaard)

Boeing awarded $678 million for 7 Growlers and 5 F/A-18Es

Posted in Navy on March 1st, 2017 Be the first to comment

The Pentagon has placed an order for seven EA-18Gs and five F/A-18Es with Boeing. The contract is worth $678 million and delivery is to be completed by February 2019.

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By U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos (110531-N-DR144-569) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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