Archive for April, 2011

JASDF scrambled 386 times in 2010

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The Japanese Air Self Defense Force had to scramble its fighters 386 times in fiscal 2010, this is the highest number since 1991.
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U.S. Army Europe says goodbye to UH-1

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The U.S. Army Europe on Wednesday held a ceremony to mark the last flight of its UH-1 at Hohenfels, Germany.

Dutch Apache instructor killed in crash in Alabama

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An AH-64 instructor pilot with the Royal Netherlands Air Force was killed when his aircraft crashed near Monroeville, Alabama. The student, also from Netherlands, was unhurt.
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Japan unlikely to restore more than 3 damaged F-2Bs

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An initial assessment by Japan’s military found that it will be lucky to repair as many as three F-2Bs that were damaged by the recent Tsunami.

Saab switches to target country with smaller orders

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After losing the battle to sell the Gripen fighter to India, Saab says it will now focus on willing orders from nine potential countries.
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Deccan Chronicle: Rafale is no. 1 in MMRCA evaluations

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Sources in the Indian Air Force told Deccan Chronicle that the Dassault Rafale scored higher marks than its other competition, the Eurofighter, during evaluations for the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contest.

Pakistan tests Hatf-VIII air-launched cruise missile

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Pakistan said it has successfully tested the nuclear-capable air-launched Hatf-VIII cruise missile. The missile was first tested in August 2007.

Six RAAF F/A-18Fs deploy to Malaysian Peninsula for first time

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For the first time, six RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets will deploy to Malaysia to take part in a Five Power Defence Arrangement (FPDA) exercise.

Bataan ARG relieved Kearsarge ARG

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Group (MEU) relieved the Kearsarge ARG and 26th MEU of their duties in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) April 27.

Satellite images show new constructions at North Korea nuclear site

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Satellite images obtained by Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) show new constructions at North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear complex.
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