Archive for March 14th, 2012

Seventeen U.S. Senators want Mi-17 deal for Afghanistan canceled

Posted in Air Force on March 14th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Seventeen U.S. Senators want Mi-17 deal for Afghanistan canceled

Seventeen U.S. senators have wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urging him to cancel a contract to buy 21 Mi-17 helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.
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RSAF F-15SGs deployed to Cope Tiger 12

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For the first time, the RSAF has deployed its F-15SGs to Thailand for Cope Tiger 12 at Korat.


U.S. Air Force photo/Capt David Herndon

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Turkey sold mini UAVs to Qatar

Posted in Industry, UAV on March 14th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Turkey sold mini UAVs to Qatar

Turkey has sold 10 Bayraktar mini unmanned aerial vehicles to Qatar for $25 million. This is the first UAV to enter Qatar’s inventory.

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USN to formalize UCLASS program

Posted in Navy on March 14th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on USN to formalize UCLASS program

The U.S. Navy is expected to formally approve the unmanned carrier launched surveillance and strike (UCLASS) program this year, Flight Global reports.

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EADS offers sixth A330 MRTT to Australia at cheap price

Posted in Air Force on March 14th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on EADS offers sixth A330 MRTT to Australia at cheap price

EADS has offered to sell a sixth A330 MRTT to the Royal Australian Air Force at heavily marked down price in order to get a shot at replacing the Caribou with C295.

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