Archive for May 10th, 2016

China scrambled 2 J-11s and 1 Y-8 AEW during DDG 110’s FON in Spratly Islands

Posted in Navy on May 10th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on China scrambled 2 J-11s and 1 Y-8 AEW during DDG 110’s FON in Spratly Islands

China said it scrambled two J-11 fighters and a Y-8 airborne early warning aircraft from the People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) when USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) conducted a “freedom-of-navigation” operation near Fiery Cross Reef on May 10.

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Pilots blamed for ground collision at Red Flag 15-4

Posted in Air Force on May 10th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pilots blamed for ground collision at Red Flag 15-4

Investigators say the ground collision of two F-16Cs from 457th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base on Aug. 15, 2015 was due to errors made by the pilots.

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By David Raykovitz [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indian Air Force allocated enough funds to buy just 2 Phalcons and a C-130J

Posted in Air Force on May 10th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indian Air Force allocated enough funds to buy just 2 Phalcons and a C-130J

The Indian Air Force will have enough money to buy just two Phalcon AEW&C aircraft plus a replacement C-130J for this budget year.

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By Michael Sender (Michael Sender) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Work on Block 3i software for F-35A completed

Posted in Air Force on May 10th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Work on Block 3i software for F-35A completed

The F-35 Joint Program Office on May 9 announced that development of the Block 3i software for the F-35A has been completed.

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By US Air Force (151030-F-AF000-001.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Conflicting reports from Iran on whether it test-fired long-range missile

Posted in Space on May 10th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Conflicting reports from Iran on whether it test-fired long-range missile

Iran’s defense minister refuted an Iranian media report that a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000km was tested two weeks, hours after it was published.

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By Mahmood Hosseini [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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