Archive for December 22nd, 2016

Folding wing on JL-9? Carrier-base variant?

Posted in Industry on December 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – 2 Comments

Update: It’s a regular JL-9.

Guizhou Aviation Industry Import/Export Company (GAIEC) has published a series of images of the JL-9 on the production floor and the wings clearly show the folding mechanism.

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Boeing promise Trump that new Air Force One will cost less than $4 billion

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg met incoming U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 21 and the aerospace company has promise him that the cost of replacing Air Force One with the 747-8 will not exceed $4 billion.

Air Force One over Mt. Rushmore
By U.S. Air Force File Photo. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Kazakhstan Air Force Su-27 crashes

Posted in Air Force on December 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Kazakhstan Air Force lost a Su-27 fighter on Dec. 21 during a nighttime training flight near Taldykorgan, Almaty region.

Pair of Kazakh Sukhoi Su-27P at Dyagilevo
By Dmitriy Pichugin [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Nirbhay cruise missile fails again

Posted in Research on December 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Indian scientists were forced to destroy a Nirbhay cruise missile during the type’s four test attempt, less than four minutes after launch.

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Photo: DRDO
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9th Bomb Squadron has been busy going after drug smugglers

Posted in Air Force on December 22nd, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

For the past 14 months, the B-1B crews assigned to 9th Bomb Squadron have been busy helping the Joint Interagency Task Force South hunt for drug smugglers in the East Pacific and West Caribbean Ocean.

9th Bomb Squadron - Rockwell B-1B Lancer Lot IV 85-0069
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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