Archive for May 1st, 2012

Argentine Air Force never recovered to its full operational capacity

Posted in Air Force on May 1st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Argentine Air Force never recovered to its full operational capacity

Senior leaders of the Argentine Air Force admitted that the service never recovered from its losses during the Falklands War thirty-years ago.

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Pilot error lead to midair collision of two Kiowa Warriors

Posted in Army on May 1st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pilot error lead to midair collision of two Kiowa Warriors

The U.S. Army concluded that the pilot of a Kiowa helicopter failed to keep sufficient separation from another Kiowa and flew directly into its side at Joint Base Lewis-McChord last December.
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ITT Exelis gets AN/ALQ-214 (v)4/5 contract

Posted in Navy on May 1st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on ITT Exelis gets AN/ALQ-214 (v)4/5 contract

ITT Exelis has been awarded a $238 million contract to begin full-rate production of 104 AN/ALQ-214 (v)4/5 jammers.

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Getting killed is OK

Posted in Air Force on May 1st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Getting killed is OK

Lt. Col. Derek Wyler, a T-38 pilot with the 27th Fighter Squadron, gets shot down twice a day as he helps F-22 pilots hone their dog fighting skills.

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USS Shiloh gets upgraded Aegis BMD

Posted in Navy, Space on May 1st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on USS Shiloh gets upgraded Aegis BMD

USS Shiloh will be the first ship to be upgraded with the Aegis BMD 4.0.1.

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