Archive for April 12th, 2016

Two more Russian aircrew casualties in Syria after Mi-28N crashed

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A Russian Mi-28N attack helicopter has crashed near the city of Homs, Syria on Apr. 11 at 22:29 GMT. Two crew members did not survive the accident.

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By Alex Beltyukov – RuSpotters Team [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF’s 28th Intelligence Squadron achieves FOC

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The U.S. Air Force’s 28th Intelligence Squadron has achieved full operational capability at Hurlburt Field, Florida on Mar. 31.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kai White
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Lockheed Martin to add terrain following radar on MC-130J

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H/T to Milaerospace. Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $93.7 million contract modification on Apr. 8 to add a terrain following radar on the MC-130J.

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By Airwolfhound from Hertfordshire, UK (MC-130 Hercules – RAF Mildenhall) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Jordan switched PC-9M order to PC-21

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Jordan has decided to amend its order for nine PC-9M turboprop trainers and switch to buying eight PC-21s instead. The information was revealed by Swiss newspaper Neue Luzerner Zeitung.

Pilatus PC-21 Payerne Airshow
By Peter Gronemann (Flickr: Pilatus PC-21) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Bad parts halted production of AGM-88E

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Bad resistors from a subcontractor forced Orbital ATK to halt the production of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) for five-weeks.

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Photo: Orbital ATK
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