Archive for April 26th, 2016

61st Fighter Squadron drops GBU-12

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The 61st Fighter Squadron became the second F-35A squadron at Luke Air Force Base to drop bombs when three aircraft delivered six GBU-12s at the Barry M. Goldwater Range on Apr. 25.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

F-35Bs not affected by radar bug

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Appearing before the U.S. Senate Armed Services seapower committee, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Aviation Lt. Gen. Jon Davis told lawmakers that his service’s F-35Bs are not affected by a software bug that causes the APG-81 radar to reset in flight.

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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Germany plans to invest $73 million to upgrade facilities at İncirlik airbase, Turkey

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Der Spiegel reported that Berlin intends to spend $73 million to upgrade the facilities at Incirlik airbase in Turkey for its Luftwaffe detachment.

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Photo: Bundeswehr/Bienert
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RoCAF to get another two IDFs

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Two IDF fighters that were assigned to flight test duties with CSIST will be transferred back to the RoCAF. This allows the fleet size to grow to 129 aircraft.

IDF F-CK-1A 1488 Display at Ching Chuang Kang AFB Apron 20111112
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pentagon wants the V-22 to have MC-12 capability

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The DoD has issued a notice to modify the V-22 so that a 18-inch gimbaled multispectral sensor can be lowered from the tilt-rotor’s cargo hold well.

V22-Osprey
By Peter Gronemann (Flickr: V22-Osprey) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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