Archive for May 12th, 2016

L-3 to convert Cessna 208B into ISR platforms for Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Philippines

Posted in Industry on May 12th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on L-3 to convert Cessna 208B into ISR platforms for Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Philippines

North American Surveillance Systems and L-3 Communications Corp. have both been awarded separate contracts to modify Cessna 208B turboprop aircraft into intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms for Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Philippines.

Iraqi Air Force C-208
By Lieutenant Colonel Scott Voskovitch (Kirkuk Regional Air Base Public Affaris) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.S. veteran fighter pilots had reunion with Vietnamese counterparts in Hanoi

Posted in Air Force, Heritage on May 12th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. veteran fighter pilots had reunion with Vietnamese counterparts in Hanoi

The largest gathering of American and Vietnamese fighter pilots from the Vietnam War took place at Intercontinental Hotel, Hanoi on Apr. 13.

MiG-17 shoot down sequence 3 June 1967
By U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Afghan Air Force A-29s have flown more than 260 sorties since January

Posted in Air Force on May 12th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Afghan Air Force A-29s have flown more than 260 sorties since January

In an email statement to Military.com, NATO’s Resolute Support headquarters said Afghan Air Force A-29 pilots have flown more than 260 sorties since arriving home in January.

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By Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1716020) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USSOCOM bought Puma UAVs that may not meet mission requirements

Posted in UAV on May 12th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on USSOCOM bought Puma UAVs that may not meet mission requirements

The Pentagon’s inspector general has highlighted potential problems with U.S. Special Operations Command’s purchase of Puma AE UAVs from AeroVironment.

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By Sgt. Bobby Yarbrough [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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PLANAF fighter crashed into building in Taizhou

Posted in Navy on May 12th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on PLANAF fighter crashed into building in Taizhou

A People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) fighter jet crashed into a sewing machine factory in Taizhou around 19:30 local time on May 11.

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