Archive for September 18th, 2015

Venezuelan Su-30MKV crashed while trying to intercept unknown aircraft

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A Venezuelan Air Force Su-30MKV crashed on Sept. 17 at approximately 21:07 p.m. local time while trying to intercept an unknown aircraft in the northwestern region of the country.

Sukhoi Su-30MK2, Venezuela - Air Force JP7243729
By André Du-pont (Mexico Air Spotters) [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Raytheon might pair with Aermacchi to offer M-346 for T-X

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An industry source told Defense News that Raytheon has been talking to Alenia Aermacchi to offer the latter’s M-346 for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition.

M-346 Aermacchi M-346, Volandia Aviation Museum, Malpensa, Italy PP1308411867
By Peter Bakema [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Saab is confident of winning T-X program in partnership with Boeing

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Saab Chief Executive Hakan Buskhe believes his firm will be able to snatch the U.S. Air Force’s T-X program together with Boeing.

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Graphic: Boeing
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AFSOC’s AC-130s will soon be able to deploy tube-launched UAVs

Posted in Air Force, UAV on September 18th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on AFSOC’s AC-130s will soon be able to deploy tube-launched UAVs

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has initiated one quick concept-demonstrator program to employ a tube-launched small unmanned aerial vehicle from the AC-130 gunship.


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Osprey spraying machine gun fire on ground targets

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MV-22Bs from VMM-365 took to Piney Island bombing range, North Carolina for their air crew to practice hitting land targets with their GAU-16 .50 caliber machine guns.

Air superiority: VMM-365 assaults ground targets
Photo By: Cpl. Paul S. Martinez
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