Archive for April 16th, 2016

Bulgaria shopping for 10 RD-33 turbofans

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Bulgaria shopping for 10 RD-33 turbofans

Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry is sourcing for 10 RD-33 turbofan engines to power its MiG-29 fleet from the open market.

MiG-29 Graf Ignatievo 2
By Staff Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF supports idea to let decommissioned Peacekeeper ICBMs launch commercial satellites

Posted in Air Force, Space on April 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF supports idea to let decommissioned Peacekeeper ICBMs launch commercial satellites

The head of U.S. Air Force Space Command, Gen. John Hyten, said he supports a proposal to let decommissioned Peacekeeper ICBMs be recycled as launch vehicles for commercial satellites.

Minotaur-4-Lite HTV-2a 2
By USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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BAE Systems given $22 million Archerfish mine neutraliser contract

Posted in Industry, Navy on April 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on BAE Systems given $22 million Archerfish mine neutraliser contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded $22 million to BAE Systems for the production of Archerfish mine neutralisers.

Archerfish Airborne Mine Neutralization System
See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indian Air Force to induct second C-130J squadron in May

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The Indian Air Force will induct a second C-130J squadron, No 87, at Air Force Station Arjan Singh in Panagarh on May 5.

Lockheed C-130J-30 'KC-3801'
By Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF C-130J crash investigation determined that pilot had jammed yoke with NVG case

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A USAF C-130J, #08-3174, crashed in Afghanistan on Oct. 2, 2015 killing 11 people on board and three Afghan soldiers on the ground. An investigation by Air Mobility Command concluded that the mishap pilot had place a hard shell night vision goggle (NVG) case in front of the yoke during offloading of cargo and forgot to remove it during take-off.

08-3174 Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules (L-382) USAF (6813506172)
By Robert Frola (Flickr) [GFDL or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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