Archive for April 14th, 2016

China deployed 16 J-11BH fighters to Woody Island

Posted in Navy on April 14th, 2016 by alert5 – 1 Comment

An anonymous U.S. defense official said China has deployed 16 indigenous J-11BH fighters from the People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) to Woody Island.

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Air-to-air photos of Ramex Delta Tactical Display’s Mirage 2000N with its new paint scheme

Posted in Air Force on April 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Air-to-air photos of Ramex Delta Tactical Display’s Mirage 2000N with its new paint scheme

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Pilot error likely to be cause behind deadly Mi-28N crash in Syria

Posted in Army on April 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pilot error likely to be cause behind deadly Mi-28N crash in Syria

TASS news agency says the deadly Mi-28N attack helicopter crash in Syria is likely due to pilot error. The crew was flying a night mission and might have hit something during the flight.

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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

Pakistan Air Force inducts third JF-17 squadron

Posted in Air Force on April 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pakistan Air Force inducts third JF-17 squadron

The Pakistan Air Force inducted its third combat-coded JF-17 squadron, No. 2 squadron, at PAF Base Masroor on Apr. 11. The new unit will have a maritime strike role using the C-802A anti-ship missile.


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Development testing of Conventional Rotary Launcher on B-52 found critical issues

Posted in Air Force on April 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Development testing of Conventional Rotary Launcher on B-52 found critical issues

It was suppose to be a straightforward test, but when a B-52H was trying to release its weapons on the modified Conventional Rotary Launcher during development testing, the bomber’s offensive avionics computer processors shut down as the plane flew towards its target.

Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

U.S. Air Force photo by Bobbi Zapka


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