Archive for May, 2012

T-45 crashed, both rescued

Posted in Navy on May 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on T-45 crashed, both rescued

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

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

Posted in UAV on May 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Northrop Grumman, L-3 MAS propose Polar Hawk for Canada

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.

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Romania could buy Dutch or Portuguese F-16s

Posted in Air Force on May 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Romania could buy Dutch or Portuguese F-16s

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 – Comments Off on Apache crash kills two in Afghanistan

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

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

Posted in Marines, UAV on May 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Marines achieved ‘hot hookup” with unmanned K-MAX

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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