Archive for December 19th, 2016

Russian Air Fore Il-18 crash lands in Yakutia

Posted in Air Force on December 19th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russian Air Fore Il-18 crash lands in Yakutia

A Russian Air Force Il-18 has crash landed in Siberia’s Yakutia today. All 39 people – 32 passengers and 7 crew members – survived the crash.

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Romania taking delivery of three more F-16s this week

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Three more F-16s are expected to arrive in Romania on Dec. 22. This brings the number of aircraft in the country to nine.

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By VictorCozmei (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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North Korea flight testing long-endurance UAV

Posted in Research, UAV on December 19th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on North Korea flight testing long-endurance UAV

South Korea says North Korea is flight testing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with long endurance. North’s Chosun Central TV first disclose the existence of this new UAV last week.

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Coalition aircraft struck ISIL military equipment near Palmyra, Syria

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Concern with the large cache of weapons seized by ISIL forces after the fall of Palmyra in Syria. Coalition aircraft bombed those equipment with air strikes on Dec. 15.


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E-2D equipped with aerial refueling has flown

Posted in Industry, Navy on December 19th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on E-2D equipped with aerial refueling has flown

Northrop Grumman announced on Dec. 15 that a E-2D Advanced Hawkeye equipped with aerial refueling has flown for the first time.

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Photo: John Germana, Northrop Grumman
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