Archive for May 18th, 2016

Exclusive: For the first time, two female fighter pilots will fly at a RSAF Open House aerial display

Posted in Air Force on May 18th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Exclusive: For the first time, two female fighter pilots will fly at a RSAF Open House aerial display

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Open House returns to Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) after a hiatus of five years and this year there will be two female fighter pilots participating in the aerial displays. One will fly the F-16C while the other lady is a qualified F-15SG fighter pilot from 149 Squadron. We were lucky enough to speak to Capt. Nah Jinping during a preview of the show on May 17.

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Japan, South Korea, U.S. to conduct trilateral missile defense exercise ahead of Pacific Rim

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South Korea announced that it will join Japan and United States for a trilateral ballistic missile defense exercise in Hawaii on Jun. 28.

Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Overview
By Missile Defense Agency, USA (www.mda.mil),first uploaded by Wikifreund, Germany [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Germany wants pricing and availability info for for 41 CH-53Ks

Posted in Industry on May 18th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Germany wants pricing and availability info for for 41 CH-53Ks

Berlin has approached Washington with a letter of request for pricing and availability of 41 Sikorsky CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters.

CH-53K First Flight
Photo: Sikorsky
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RAAF C-27J accident at Waco Regional Airport, Texas

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Flights in and out of Waco Regional Airport in Texas were affected on May 17 after a Royal Australian Air Force C-27J cargo plane blew two tires during a touch-and-go training exercise after midnight.

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Photo: Jason Reynolds
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First Italian G550 for conversion into AEW&C has arrived in Israel

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 18th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on First Italian G550 for conversion into AEW&C has arrived in Israel

Arie Egozi reported on Flight Global that the first of two G550 AEW&C aircraft for the Italian Air Force has arrived at Israel Aerospace Industries’ facility for conversion.

RSAF Gulfstream IAI G550 CAEW (Conformal Airborne Early Warning)
By Owen65 [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons