Archive for May, 2012

Australia’s Tiger helicopters back flying

Posted in Army on May 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Australia has lifted the grounding of its Tiger attack helicopters.

Japan plans to deploy Aegis destroyers closer to North Korea

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

Tokyo is mulling plans to deploy its Aegis destroyers closer to North Korea to improve the chances of intercepting a North Korean rocket.
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B-52 refueled by French tanker

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

Link to two pictures showing a B-52 from Minot AFB being refueled by a French aerial tanker and flying formation with French fighters.

Lockheed Martin offers C-130XJ with maximum local content to South Africa

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

Lockheed Martin is offering its C-130XJ with maximum local content to the South African Air Force.

Second X-37B coming home

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

Vandenberg Air Force Base has released a statement stating that the second X-37B is expected to return to Earth sometime between early- to mid-June.

T-45 crashed, both rescued

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

A U.S. Navy T-45 trainer has crashed about 45 miles southwest of NAS Kingsville, both pilots ejected and were recovered.

Northrop Grumman, L-3 MAS propose Polar Hawk for Canada

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

Northrop Grumman and L-3 MAS have announced plans to offer a variant of the Global Hawk dubbed “Polar Hawk” to Canada for surveillance of its Arctic territories.

Romania could buy Dutch or Portuguese F-16s

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

Romania’s Minister of Defense Corneliu Dobritoiu says his county could opt for second-hand F-16s from Netherlands or Portugal.
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Apache crash kills two in Afghanistan

Posted in Army on May 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A U.S. Army Apache crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday and two crew members were killed.

U.S. Marines achieved ‘hot hookup” with unmanned K-MAX

Posted in Marines, UAV on May 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U.S. Marines from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history on May 22 when they hook cargo to the unmanned K-MAX helicopter while it was in hover mode.


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