Archive for April 19th, 2015

Saab wants government-to-government talks in order to help India develop light fighter

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 19th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Saab wants government-to-government talks in order to help India develop light fighter

Saab is keen to sell its Gripen NG to India as a replacement for the MiG-21 or share its expertise in developing the Tejas Mark II fighter.

LCA Tejas
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RAF in talks to replenish stocks of Paveway IV

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The British military is in talks with Raytheon UK for a new oder of Paveway IV bombs in order to replenish the stocks used in Iraq.

Paveway IV Harrier GR9
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New vice commander for ACC

Posted in Air Force on April 19th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on New vice commander for ACC

Maj. Gen. Jerry D. Harris Jr. has been selected as the new vice commander for Air Combat Command. An F-16 pilot with more than 3,000 hours, Harris also flew the MiG-21 and MiG-29.

Bio Portrait
Photo: U.S. Air Force

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Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for project on remaining American aces

Posted in Heritage on April 19th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for project on remaining American aces

Author Peter Collier and documentary photographer Nick Del Calzo have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their coffee-table book on America’s remaining fighter aces.

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Cathay Pacific A340 diverted to RNZAF base for seven hours due to weather

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A Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300 had to be diverted to Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours as bad weather prevented the airliner from landing at Auckland.

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Photo: BRENDON DEERE
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