Archive for July 17th, 2016

Experts say Taiwan needs to kickoff indigenous jet trainer program soon

Posted in Industry, Research on July 17th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Experts say Taiwan needs to kickoff indigenous jet trainer program soon

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense organized a talk on Jul. 15 on building an indigenous jet trainer and experts at the forum urged for quick action as the core team of engineers who build the IDF fighter are retiring.

IDF F-CK-1B 1627 Display at Chih Hang Air Force Base 20130601a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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It’s official, CBARS will be designated as MQ-25A Stingray

Posted in Navy, UAV on July 17th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on It’s official, CBARS will be designated as MQ-25A Stingray

The U.S. Air Force Material Command has officially assigned the designation and name for the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Based Aerial Refueling System (CBARS) program. The aircraft will be designated as MQ-25A with the name ‘Stingray.’

US Navy's X-47B, AV-2, Bureau # 168064, of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), conduct Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) over the Chesapeake Bay on 16 April 2015.  VX-23 is part of the Naval Test Wing Atlantic in Naval Air Station Patuxent River,
Photo: U.S. Navy

First female commander of U.S. Air Force Reserve Command

Posted in Air Force on July 17th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on First female commander of U.S. Air Force Reserve Command

Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller took command of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command on Jul. 15 during a ceremony at Robins Air Force Base. She is the first woman to take up the post.

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein, passes the Air Force Reserve Command flag to Lt Gen. Maryanne Miller at the change of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, GA, July 15, 2016. With the flag exchange, Miller became the first women to lead Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo credite by Tech Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein, passes the Air Force Reserve Command flag to Lt Gen. Maryanne Miller at the change of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, GA, July 15, 2016. With the flag exchange, Miller became the first women to lead Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo credite by Tech Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)


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RASCAL pod saves time and money

Posted in Air Force on July 17th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on RASCAL pod saves time and money

An article by Edwards Air Force Base on the Reconfigurable Airborne Sensor, Communication and Laser (RASCAL) airborne pod – a modified SUU-20 practice bomb dispenser & rocket launcher.

U.S. Air Force photo Christian Turner

U.S. Air Force photo Christian Turner


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