Archive for December 27th, 2012

China Defense Ministry confirms new large transport plane being developed

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 27th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on China Defense Ministry confirms new large transport plane being developed

China’s defense ministry has confirmed that the country is developing a large transport aircraft.

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USAFE F-15s and RAF participate in Red Diamond exercise

Posted in Air Force on December 27th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAFE F-15s and RAF participate in Red Diamond exercise

F-15C/Es from RAF Lakenheath teamed up with the Royal Air Force for exercise Red Diamond Dec. 4-6 and 10-13 over eastern England and the North Sea.
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Israeli F-16 veered off runway

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An Israeli Air Force F-16 veered off the runway at Ramat David base on Tuesday after landing. The pilot encountered technical difficulties.

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New move to relocate MCAS Futenma

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Steps to relocate MCAS Futenma in Okinawa, Japan has started again but the success will depend on whether Okinawa’s governor approve the construction permits.

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