Archive for October, 2012

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

Posted in Industry on October 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

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 – Be the first to comment

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

Saudi mulls buying three Aegis destroyers

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

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

Production of Ka-52K to start in 2013

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

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 – Be the first to comment

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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Taiwan’s pilots, crew for AH-64E to start training

Posted in Air Force on October 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The first batch of Taiwanese pilots and ground crew for the AH-64E will start their training next month.

428th FS returns from RED FLAG-A 13-1

Posted in Air Force on October 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment


U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Sutton

The only known U.S. Navy ace to shoot down both German and Japanese planes

Posted in Navy on October 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U-T San Diego has a story on Dean “Diz” Laird, the only known U.S. Navy ace to shoot down both German and Japanese planes during World War II.

Israel allegedly attacked an Iranian-run missile factory in Sudan

Posted in Air Force on October 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

British media says Israel has destroyed a Sudanese weapons factory on Oct. 24. The Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum may actually be manufacturing rockets and ballistic missiles for Iran.
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South Korea moves toward buying PAC-3

Posted in Air Force on October 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The South Korean military is pushing to buy the PAC-3 after studies found that the PAC-2 only has a 40 percent success rate in intercepting North Korean missiles.


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