Archive for May 7th, 2016

Harrier from VMA-542 crashed off North Carolina

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A AV-8B from VMA-452 crashed off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina on May 6. The pilot ejected safely and was quickly picked up by an H-60 from HSC-22.

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By U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Robertson; The original uploader was Looper5920 at English Wikipedia, 2007-04-07 (original upload date) – MacDill AFB photo 061024-F-5677R-154; transferred from en.wikipedia; Transfer was stated to be made by User:Alaniaris., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3414220

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Edward Lin actually gave classified info to FBI informant

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A recording of Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin’s military pretrial hearing held on Apr. 8 revealed that he had actually given classified information to an FBI informant posing as a Taiwan official.

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Photo: U.S. Navy
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This is where Taiwan will upgrade its F-16s

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on This is where Taiwan will upgrade its F-16s

AIDC will soon completed a massive hangar at the company’s facility in Taichung, Taiwan to handle the majority of the upgrade of RoCAF F-16s.

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HMS Illustrious to be sold for scrap

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HMS Illustrious will soon share the same fate as her two other sister ships in the Invincible-class of being scrapped.

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IAF’s five commands have identified roads for use as runways

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The Indian Air Force has identified a undisclosed number of roads and highways that could be converted into runways during an emergency.

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Photos: Indian Ministry of Defense
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