Archive for January, 2012

SAAF reveals cause of A109 crashes

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

South African Air Force chief has explained the causes behind the crash of three A109 helicopters over the years.
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Israel in danger of losing air superiority

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Israeli Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Ido Nehushtan warned that the country’s aerial superiority is in danger as terrorist might obtain sophisticated weapons from neighboring countries.

Iraq unhappy that American drones continue to fly

Posted in UAV on January 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. State Department is using UAVs to patrol over Iraq and that has upset some Iraqi officials.
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No criminal offence in U.S. Air Force casket photo

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The group of U.S. Air Force airmen that posed with an open casket holding another airman will not be criminally charged. However, they will still face disciplinary punishments.

Royal Navy to replace Seawolf with Sea Ceptor

Posted in Navy on January 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

MBDA has been given a £483 million contract to develop the Sea Ceptor air defense system that will eventually replace the Seawolf on Royal Navy ships.
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Australia to review timetable for 12 F-35s

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Australia is reviewing its timetable for buying 12 F-35 fighters, Defense Minister Stephen Smith said on Monday.
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Saab expects Swiss Gripen decision to take all year

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Saab is expecting Switzerland to take all year to make a decision on 22 Gripen fighters.

F-35s grounded due to ejection seat problems

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on January 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Some F-35s are being grounded after it was discovered that the parachutes inside the ejection seats are not properly packed.
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USAF to cut five A-10 squadrons

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Five A-10 squadrons will go as the U.S. Air Force tighten its belt. The squadrons that will deactivate consists of one active-duty, one Reserve and three National Guard units.
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Photos: Iranian F-4s, F-14s escorting Russian Knights

Posted in Air Force on January 30th, 2012 by alert5 – 2 Comments


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