Archive for March 13th, 2012

KA-52 crashed during training flight, two killed

Posted in Air Force on March 13th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on KA-52 crashed during training flight, two killed

A Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter crashed during a training flight near Torzhok in Russia’s Tver Region on Tuesday, killing both crew on board.
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Libyan SA-24s are now deployed near Israel

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SA-24 shoulder-launched missiles that were smuggle out of Libya have found their way to Syria, in the hands of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.

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USAF looking for manufacturer of G-suit in F-16 crash

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The U.S. Air Force is trying to trace the origins of the G-suit worn by a F-16 pilot that crashed after he went into G-LOC.
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More problems for NH90

Posted in Industry on March 13th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on More problems for NH90

EADS has warned that further charges could be incurred for the NH90 program.

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Delivery of first Peace Eagle AEW&C affected by Israeli embargo on Turkey

Posted in Air Force, Industry on March 13th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Delivery of first Peace Eagle AEW&C affected by Israeli embargo on Turkey

Elta Systems is having problems delivering two electronic support systems that goes into the first Turkish 737 Peace Eagle due to an embargo placed by the Israeli government.

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