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.

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.

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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