Archive for December 5th, 2016

Su-33 crashes in the Mediterranean after arresting cable broke

Posted in Navy on December 5th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The arresting gear aboard Russian Navy aircraft carrier Admiral Kunzetsov broke during the recovery of a Su-33 today.

The 279th separate naval fighter regiment (Murmansk Region) (3)
Mil.ru [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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USN looks at buying “several squadrons worth of Super Hornets”

Posted in Industry, Navy on December 5th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy is facing a potential shortfall of around 70 carrier-borne fighters in the upcoming years and officials are looking at buying “several squadrons worth of Super Hornets,” Reuters reports.

FA-18E of VFA-195 landing on USS George Washington in June 2015
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israeli ace Ran Peker passes away

Posted in Air Force, Heritage on December 5th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Israeli Air Force ace Ran Peker, who shot down seven enemy aircraft, has passed away on Dec. 3. Peker flew the Spitfire, Mirage III and F-4 during his long career with IAF.

Kyrgyz President wants Russia to withdraw from Kant air base by 2058

Posted in Air Force on December 5th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev told reporters that the current agreement for Russia to use Kant air base should not be renewed when it expires in 2058.

Kant (air base) 09
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Test-firing of a S-300 air defense missile system that went terribly bad

Posted in Air Defense on December 5th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment