Archive for April 23rd, 2016

Apartment complex where F/A-18D crashed four years ago to be demolished

Posted in Navy on April 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Apartment complex where F/A-18D crashed four years ago to be demolished

Residents of Mayfair Mews apartment complex in Virginia Beach found out this month that they will have to evacuate by end of July. The place was where a VFA-106 F/A-18D crashed four years ago.

Flickr - Official U.S. Navy Imagery - Firefighting foam covers the scene of a crash of an F-A-18D Hornet. (2)
By Official Navy Page from United States of America MC3 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos/U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Norwegian F-16 activated to rush medical equipment to critically-illed patient

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A Norwegian F-16 was used to help ferry an important piece of medical equipment to a patient 450 kilometers away on Apr. 4.

Airplane 282 (7242028862)
By GerardvdSchaaf (282) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Finland soliciting info on armed UAVs

Posted in Air Force, Industry, UAV on April 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Finland soliciting info on armed UAVs

Finland’s Ministry of Defense has approached the industry to gather information on armed unmanned aerial vehicles that it intends to complement the proposed new fleet of fighters.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys
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Official MHI press statement on X-2’s maiden flight

Posted in Industry, Research on April 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Official MHI press statement on X-2’s maiden flight

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has a press release on the first flight of the X-2 stealth demonstrator.

X-2 air
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USAF A-10Cs flew to Scarborough Shoal

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF A-10Cs flew to Scarborough Shoal

Apparently, the four U.S. Air Force A-10Cs now in Philippines flew to the contested Scarborough Shoal during their first air contingent mission on Apr. 19.

PACAF A-10s, HH-60s fly first Air Contingent missions in Philippines
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton
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