Archive for September 22nd, 2015

AFGSC completes first New START B-52 bomber conversion

Posted in Air Force on September 22nd, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on AFGSC completes first New START B-52 bomber conversion

A B-52H Stratofortress, 61-1021, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command’s 307th Bomb Wing, is the first B-52H bomber to be converted as part of the New START Treaty.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville
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Video: USN F/A-18E crashed

Posted in Navy on September 22nd, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Video: USN F/A-18E crashed

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E crashed in a field just south of the operations side of Naval Air Station Lemoore at 3:55 p.m. Sept. 21.

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Photo: Leonard Hinkle


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Wreckage of RAAF Catalina discovered after 72 years

Posted in Air Force on September 22nd, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Wreckage of RAAF Catalina discovered after 72 years

A Royal Australian Air Force Catalina that went missing off Cairns in 1943 has been located under 35 meters of water.

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By Ellliot Brand [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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PCAS tested on A-10

Posted in Air Force, Research on September 22nd, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on PCAS tested on A-10

The Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) prototype system from DARPA has been demonstrated on the A-10.


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Litening 5 being integrated on Eurofighter

Posted in Industry on September 22nd, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Litening 5 being integrated on Eurofighter

Rafael says its Litening 5 targeting pod is being installed on the Eurofighter by Airbus Defence & Space, this will be followed by an operational evaluation.

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By Hunini (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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