Archive for May 14th, 2016

Cracks found in French A400M, Airbus to swap out component

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Cracks found in French A400M, Airbus to swap out component

Germany’s parliament has been informed by the Ministry of Defense that Airbus intents to replace certain components in the A400M during regular maintenance and upgrades after cracks were discovered in a French aircraft.

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By Ronnie Macdonald (Flickr: Airbus A400M 06) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Mi-24K testbed will soon hit 240kts

Posted in Industry, Research on May 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Mi-24K testbed will soon hit 240kts

An official from Russian Helicopters told RIA Novosti that the company’s Mi-24K testbed will soon test speeds in excess of 240kts.


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Groundbreaking ceremony for Aegis Ashore Poland

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on May 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Groundbreaking ceremony for Aegis Ashore Poland

Polish and U.S. officials broke ground for the Aegis Ashore facility in Poland on May 13.

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Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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Robinson take over NORAD

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force on May 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Robinson take over NORAD

Gen. Lori J. Robinson succeeded Adm. Bill Gortney as commander of U.S. Northern Command (Northcom ) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on May 13. She is the first female combatant commander for the U.S. military.

Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson delivers remarks after assuming command of North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command during a change of command ceremony between Adm. Bill Gortney and herself at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 13, 2016 . (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)

Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson delivers remarks after assuming command of North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command during a change of command ceremony between Adm. Bill Gortney and herself at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 13, 2016 . (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)

Rush to produce military pilots a factor behind CT-156 crash

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A Royal Canadian Air Force investigation into the crash of a CT-156 at Moose Jaw in 2014 found that the loss of the training aircraft could have been avoided.

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By Ahunt (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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