Archive for April 21st, 2016

CH-53K lifts first external load

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The Sikorsky CH-53K has completed its first external load flight test Apr. 19, lifting a 12,000 pound external load in a hover.

The CH-53K King Stallion helicopter achieves its first flight with an external load at Sikorsky's Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, FL. (PRNewsFoto/Lockheed Martin)

The CH-53K King Stallion helicopter achieves its first flight with an external load at Sikorsky's Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, FL. (PRNewsFoto/Lockheed Martin)

Collection of GoPro footage showing the A-10’s GAU-8/A in action

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Russia to spend $35 million buying new mobile air defense radars

Posted in Air Defense, Research on April 21st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia to spend $35 million buying new mobile air defense radars

The Russian Defense Ministry is to buy six sets of mobile air defense radars for $35 million. The first two sets must be delivered next year and the rest by 2018.

55Zh6M Nebo-M mobile multiband radar system -02
By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/469) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Hill Air Force Base is now modifying all three variants of the F-35

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Hill Air Force Base announced that it is now modifying all three variants of the F-35 at the depot-level with the arrival of the first F-35C on Apr. 15.

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U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw
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Spanish Navy might adopt the F-35B

Posted in Marines, Navy on April 21st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Spanish Navy might adopt the F-35B

Head of the Spanish Navy Adm. Jaime Muñoz-Delgado said his service might have to adopt the F-35B once the current AV-8Bs’ ran out of lifespan in the next decade.

F-35B Lightning of VMFAT-501 takes off from Eglin AFB 2013
By U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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