Archive for December 29th, 2016

Texas Army National Guard Apache crashes

Posted in Army on December 29th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Texas Army National Guard Apache crashes

A Texas Army National Guard AH-64 crashed in Galveston Bay on Dec. 28. Two on board the rotorcraft were killed.


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USAF has just issued RFP to replace JSTARS

Posted in Air Force on December 29th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF has just issued RFP to replace JSTARS

The U.S. Air Force has published a request for proposals (RFP) on Dec. 28 to replace its E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS).

T-3 with JT8D-219 engines
By US Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Advisory panel recommend Croatia buy FA-50 or Gripen

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 29th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Advisory panel recommend Croatia buy FA-50 or Gripen

An expert panel has recommended that Croatia should look at the Saab Gripen or KAI FA-50 as its next fighter aircraft, Jutarnjeg lista reports.

JAS 39 Gripen lyfter fran F17 i Kallinge Sverige (1)
Johannes Jansson/norden.org [CC BY 2.5 dk], via Wikimedia Commons
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China state-media voiced displeasure over Kyodo’s publication of 001A carrier photos

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on China state-media voiced displeasure over Kyodo’s publication of 001A carrier photos

China National Defence Daily has called on the local government and military to setup counter-espionage efforts after photos of the 001A aircraft carrier under construction in Dalian was published by Kyodo News.

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PT DI delivers second CN235-220M to Senegalese Air Force

Posted in Air Force on December 29th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on PT DI delivers second CN235-220M to Senegalese Air Force

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI) disclosed that it has delivered a second CN235-220M to the Senegalese Air Force. The deal was brokered by A.D.-Trade Belgium.

Royal Moroccan AF - CASA CN-235-100M
By Chris Lofting [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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