Archive for April 25th, 2016

Lawmakers balked at sole-source replacement of USAF’s UH-1Ns

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 25th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Lawmakers balked at sole-source replacement of USAF’s UH-1Ns

Twelve U.S. lawmakers are against the plan by the U.S. Air Force to forgo a competition to replace its aging UH-1N helicopters and replace them with the UH-60.

140109-F-JW079-073 37HS UH-1N carries Chuck Hagel to missile alert facility in western Nebraska
By U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Sale of RIM-116C to Qatar approved

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on April 25th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Sale of RIM-116C to Qatar approved

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Apr. 21 of a potential sale of 252 RIM-116C Rolling Airframe Tactical Missiles to Qatar.

USS Theodore Roosevelt conducts a live-fire exercise
By (U.S. Navy photo/Released) 140818-N-ZZ999-003 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/14989078441/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Norwegian F-16 strafed tower by mistake

Posted in Air Force on April 25th, 2016 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 is in the news again as this time a pilot accidentally strafed a tower with his M61 Gatling cannon by mistake during a night time exercise.

Royal Norwegian air force F-16s, Northern Viking 2011
By Tech. Sgt. Steve Lewis, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Restoring the F-14A at Patriots Point Museum

Posted in Heritage on April 25th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Restoring the F-14A at Patriots Point Museum

Watch the Flight Deck Veterans Group restore the F-14A (BuNo 159025) at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

North Korea released pictures of its KN-11 SLBM test

Posted in Navy on April 25th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on North Korea released pictures of its KN-11 SLBM test

North Korea has released images of its KN-11 SLBM test that occurred on Apr. 23. New photos of the Gonae-class submarine that is said to be the launch platform also surfaced.

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Photos: Rodong News
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