Archive for September 9th, 2015

New Russian UAV

Posted in UAV on September 9th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on New Russian UAV

A picture of an unmanned aerial vehicle from Russia has been uploaded on the Internet. RIA Novosti speculates that the UAV could be from Rybinsk Design Bureau.

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Source: gazeta-rybinsk.ru

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Construction of first An-132 has started

Posted in Industry on September 9th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Construction of first An-132 has started

The first An-132 transport is being assembled by Antonov, the company has announced. The An-132 is an improved version of the An-32 twin-engined turboprop military transport aircraft to be developed jointly by Saudi Arabia and Ukraine.

Antonov An-32B AN1881317
By Oleg V. Belyakov – AirTeamImages [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

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Russia orders eight Su-30SMs

Posted in Industry, Navy on September 9th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia orders eight Su-30SMs

The Russian Defense Ministry has ordered eight Su-30SM fighters from Irkut on Sept. 7.

Air-to-air with a Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30SM
By Alex Beltyukov [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

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U.S. Air Force has suspending the moving of service members’ families to Incirlik Air Base

Posted in Air Force on September 9th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Air Force has suspending the moving of service members’ families to Incirlik Air Base

The moving of U.S. military families to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey has been suspended by the U.S. Air Force. Dependents currently at Incirlik and nearby Adana were given the option by the Defense and State Department to fly back to the United States.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Battles
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Italy’s F-35As could be the first to make the transatlantic crossing

Posted in Uncategorized on September 9th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Italy’s F-35As could be the first to make the transatlantic crossing

Italy plans to send two of its locally-assembled F-35As to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona early next year, this could be the first transatlantic crossing for the fighter.

An American JSF AF-4 from the 461 FLTS, Edwards AFB, CA, piloted by Maj. Charles "FLAK" Trickey performs the first contact and fuel transfer from a KC-767 foreign partner Italian Tanker.
Photo: F-35 Intergraded Test Force
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