Archive for July 22nd, 2016

PLAAF Su-30 brought indigenous EW pod to a ground attack competition

Posted in Air Force on July 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on PLAAF Su-30 brought indigenous EW pod to a ground attack competition

H/T to Rainbow Bear. The PLAAF’s “Golden Dart” competition is now ongoing and photos show the Su-30MK carrying an indigenous electronic warfare pod.

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U.S. Air Force might pursue two separate programs to complement, replace A-10

Posted in Air Force on July 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Air Force might pursue two separate programs to complement, replace A-10

The U.S. Air Force is mulling whether to embark on two separate tracks to complement the A-10 mission and replace the legacy ground attack jet.

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U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa
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USAF to determine final number of B-21s only in next decade

Posted in Air Force, Industry on July 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF to determine final number of B-21s only in next decade

The U.S. Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration disclosed on Jul. 21 that the total number of B-21 stealth bombers to be procured will only be determined after the first aircraft is field in the 2020s.

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Israeli Air Force has taken delivery of its last M-346

Posted in Air Force, Industry on July 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Israeli Air Force has taken delivery of its last M-346

The last of 30 M-346 advanced jet trainers ordered by the Israeli Air Force has been delivered on Jul. 21.


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Airbus to operate Heron 1 for Germany in Mali

Posted in UAV on July 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Airbus to operate Heron 1 for Germany in Mali

Airbus will replicate its Afghanistan Heron 1 operational model in Mali for the German Ministry of Defense, starting from this November.

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Photo: Airbus
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