Archive for April 22nd, 2016

Air-to-air photo of X-2’s first flight

Posted in Industry, Research on April 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Air-to-air photo of X-2’s first flight

A press release by Japan’s Ministry of Defense has details of the first flight of the Mitsubishi X-2 stealth demonstrator. The aircraft took from from Nagoya airfield at 0847 local time and landed at JASDF Gifu airbase at 0913.

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Survey shows most Danes don’t want a new fighter

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Survey shows most Danes don’t want a new fighter

A poll sponsored by Jyllands-Posten newspaper revealed that 53.3 percent of Danes are against the program to buy a new fighter jet for the Danish Air Force.

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By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (F16 – RIAT 2008Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Female Army private charged with robbing bank at RAAF base

Posted in Air Force on April 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Female Army private charged with robbing bank at RAAF base

A female private with the Australian Army has been charged with robbing the Australian Military Bank at RAAF Base Richmond on Feb. 7, 2014.

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Sentinel-1A satellite maps out North Korea’s nuclear test site

Posted in Uncategorized on April 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Sentinel-1A satellite maps out North Korea’s nuclear test site

Sentinel-1A, a European radar imaging satellite launched in 2014, has mapped out the surface of the test site in North Korea where it conducted an underground nuclear bomb test in January.

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Image: ESA
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USMC has borrowed some MQ-8Cs from Navy to test them on LHDs

Posted in Marines, Navy on April 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on USMC has borrowed some MQ-8Cs from Navy to test them on LHDs

At a hearing for the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, the Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Aviation told lawmakers that the service has borrowed some MQ-8Cs from the Navy to see how they could be operated from the amphibious assault ships.

MQ-8C Fire Scout returns from Point Mugu Sea Range
U.S. Navy photo