Archive for January, 2017

UAE has deployed the AN/TPY-2

Posted in Air Defense on January 31st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on UAE has deployed the AN/TPY-2

The folks over at Offiziere.ch has found the AN/TPY-2 early warning radar deployed east of Al Sheleilah in UAE.

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Canada’s Liberals censored report which was against the purchase of interim fighter

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Canada’s Liberals censored report which was against the purchase of interim fighter

A report from the Defence Research and Development Canada was made available on Canada’s Department of National Defence website until the day the Liberal government announced it wanted to buy 18 Super Hornets as an interim solution.

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By John Davies – CYOW Airport Watch [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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French warplanes dropped 2,300 bombs so far in Opération Chammal

Posted in Air Force, Navy on January 31st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on French warplanes dropped 2,300 bombs so far in Opération Chammal

French Air Force Chief of Staff Andre Lanata told AFP that his men had dropped 1,800 bombs on ISIL since the start of Opération Chammal in 2014.

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Photo: French Ministry of Defense

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Pentagon orders 3rd LRIP lot for KC-46A

Posted in Air Force, Industry, KC-X on January 31st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pentagon orders 3rd LRIP lot for KC-46A

Boeing has been awarded a $2.1 billion Low Rate Initial Production contract for 15 KC-46As. This is the third lot ordered.

Boeing Flight Test & Evaluation (28081863073)
By US Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pentagon working to get Iraqi F-16 pilots exempted from Trump travel ban

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pentagon working to get Iraqi F-16 pilots exempted from Trump travel ban

Air Force Times heard from the Pentagon that the DoD is working with Iraqi diplomats so that Iraqi airmen can travel to Arizona for their F-16 conversion training.

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Photo: Lockheed Martin
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