Archive for December, 2012

USAF told to improve UAV pilots’ promotion rate

Posted in Air Force, UAV on December 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Congress has given the Air Force 180 days to report back on how it intends to improve promotion rates for UAV pilots once the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act is signed into law.
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Northrop Grumman gets urgent requirement to install RDR-1700 maritime-surveillance radar on MQ-8B

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

NAVAIR has awarded Northrop Grumman a $33.3 million contract earlier this month to install the Telephonics RDR-1700 maritime-surveillance radar on nine Fire Scout UAVs.
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Syria using more accurate Fateh A-110 missiles against rebels

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Two U.S. military officials told CNN that the Syrian government has switched to using the more accurate Fateh A-110 missiles against the rebels.

California Air National Guard F-16C crashed

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

California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing has grounded its F-16 fleet after one crashed on Dec. 27 following an in-flight emergency.

Pentagon orders 21 V-22s

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

The Pentagon has placed an order for 17 MV-22s and 4 CV-22s for $1.4 billion.