Archive for May 8th, 2016

Senators want Obama to approve sale of fighter to Gulf States

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 8th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Senators want Obama to approve sale of fighter to Gulf States

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have written a joint letter to President Obama asking him to expedite the sale of fighters to Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.

F-15E gbu-28 release
By TSGT Michael Ammons, USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF deactivated 10th Airlift Squadron

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The U.S. Air Force has deactivated the 10 Airlift Squadron, assigned to the 62d Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on May 6.

10th Airlift Squadron Badge
By Gary Gerbrandt (US Government) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Iranian warships to get indigenous CIWS

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on May 8th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Iranian warships to get indigenous CIWS

A senior Iranian Navy officer said the country’s warships will soon be defended by an indigenous close-in weapon system (CIWS).

Phalanx CIWS test fire - 081107-N-5416W-003
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Weinert/Released [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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