Archive for November, 2011

USAF EWO is first fully qualified EA-6B instructor

Posted in Air Force, Navy on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Maj. Martin Rann is the first U.S. Air Force electronic warfare officer to upgrade and become a fully qualified instructor teaching Navy pilots flight maneuvers in the EA-6B Prowler.
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North Korea supplied Syria and Iran with special kind steel for making missiles

Posted in Space on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

German newspaper Die Welt reported that North Korea has supplied Syria and Iran with a special kind of steel used for making missiles and building centrifuges for uranium enrichment.
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USAF delays F-22 oxygen report

Posted in Air Force on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Air Force has decided to delay the release of a report by a scientific advisory board on oxygen problems with the F-22.
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USAF training more UAV pilots than fighter and bomber pilots combined

Posted in Air Force on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Starting from this year, the U.S. Air Force will produce more drone pilots than its fighter and bomber pilots combined.

RAF Hawk T2, Tucano resuming flights

Posted in Air Force on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Royal Air Force has lifted the flying suspensions for the Hawk T2 and Tucano. Flying bans for the Hawk T1 remains.

Photo: Varyag brought bowser along for second trial

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A bowser was spotted on the flight deck of Varyag as she was pushed out to sea for her second sea trial.

F-15SE could get Super Hornet style engine inlet grill

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

In order to reduce the radar signature of the F-15SE inlets, Boeing is considering adding Super Hornet style engine grill to mask the inlet blades.

X-37B in orbit for more than 270 days

Posted in Air Force, Space on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The second X-37B will hit its 270-day design limit today.

Surya Kiran cleared for 20 BAE Hawks

Posted in Air Force on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Indian Ministry of Defense has cleared the Air Force to buy 20 BAE Hawks for the Surya Kiran aerobatics team.

Britain’s new aircraft carrier ‘fully operational in 2030′

Posted in Navy on November 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A report by the British Parliament’s public accounts committee says the country’s new aircraft carrier will not be fully operational aircraft carrier until 2030.
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