Archive for October, 2012

Pictures: First flight of J-21/J-31/F60

Posted in Industry on October 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pictures: First flight of J-21/J-31/F60

The Shenyang stealth fighter aka J-21/J-31/F60/Blackie made its first flight Oct. 31 at 10:32:35 local time. The jet made one orbit around the airfield before landing at 10:43 with drag chute deployed.


One of the two J-11BS escorts was carrying a camera pod.

Russian Air Force Su-24 crashed after nose cone fell off

Posted in Air Force on October 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russian Air Force Su-24 crashed after nose cone fell off

A Russian Air Force Su-24 fighter bomber crashed on Tuesday after its nose cone came off in flight. Both pilots ejected safely.

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Saudi mulls buying three Aegis destroyers

Posted in Navy on October 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Saudi mulls buying three Aegis destroyers

Sources at Euronaval say Saudi Arabia may buy three Aegis destroyers with BMD capabilities and take options for three more.

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Production of Ka-52K to start in 2013

Posted in Navy on October 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Production of Ka-52K to start in 2013

Kamov will deliver the navy version of the Ka-52, the Ka-52K, for deployment on the Mistral-class helicopter carriers next year.
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Think tank recommends U.S. to allow Yokota Air Base for commercial use

Posted in Air Force on October 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Think tank recommends U.S. to allow Yokota Air Base for commercial use

The Center for a New American Security has recommended that the United States allow Japan to use the Yokota Air Base for commercial flights.
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