Archive for April 24th, 2013

CH-47F Block 2 to boost payload capability

Posted in Army, Industry on April 24th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on CH-47F Block 2 to boost payload capability

The U.S. Army wants the CH-47F Block 2 to regain the ability to carry a 22,000-lb payload, a capability that was lost over the years.

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IAI to build F-35 wings

Posted in Industry on April 24th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on IAI to build F-35 wings

Israel Aerospace Industries will build wings for the F-35 under a 10-15 year contract.

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Saudi Arabia to buy Turkey’s Anka UAV

Posted in UAV on April 24th, 2013 by alert5 – 2 Comments

Turkish newspaper Sabah says Saudi Arabia is keen to buy Turkey’s Anka UAV. Saudi Chief of General Staff Huseyin Bin Abdellah Al-Gobail announced the plan during an official visit to Turkey.

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Czech Gripens carried out aerial refueling training with Luftwaffe A310 MRTT tanker

Posted in Air Force on April 24th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Czech Gripens carried out aerial refueling training with Luftwaffe A310 MRTT tanker

Czech Air Force Gripen pilots have the rare opportunity to practice aerial refueling with a Luftwaffe Airbus 310 MRTT tanker over the Czech Giant Mountains in a three-day training recently.

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Russia to open an air base in Belarus by 2015

Posted in Air Force on April 24th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia to open an air base in Belarus by 2015

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Moscow will open an air base in Belarus by 2015.
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