Archive for December 7th, 2016

U.S. F/A-18 crashes in Japan

Posted in Marines on December 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A U.S. F/A-18 fighter has crashed off the coast of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan at 7pm local time today. The pilot is said to have ejected and a search is currently underway.

VMFA-115 FA-18 during OIF
See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russian Helicopters has started the process of overhauling Indonesia’s Mi-35s

Posted in Army, Industry on December 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Russian Helicopters has started the dismantling of Mi-35s belonging to the Indonesian Army and bring them to its Aircraft Repair Plant Number 150 in Svetly, Kaliningrad Region for overhaul.

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Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brooks Fletcher
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China says no Myanmar Air Force fighter was shot down

Posted in Air Force on December 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Chinese Ministry of Defense has refuted online rumors that a Myanmar Air Force fighter was shot down by the Chinese side while it was attacking ethnic rebels near its border.

Myanmar Air Force Nanchang A-5C Fantan MRD-1
By M Radzi Desa [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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India Army, Air Force ground Cheetah and Chetak for safety checks

Posted in Air Force, Army on December 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Cheetah and Chetak helicopter fleet with the Indian Air Force and Army have been grounded for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to carry out comprehensive safety checks.

An Indian Air Force Cheetah evacuating ill J&K Police Personnel. Photograph taken in Bani region of Basoli Tehsil, Kathua District, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
By Vikramaadityasumbria (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Short documentary on Admiral Kuznetsov

Posted in Navy on December 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment