Archive for February 8th, 2017

Germany explores operating joint A400M fleet with Czech Republic, Switzerland

Posted in Air Force on February 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Reuters say Germany is in talks with Czech Republic and Switzerland to operate a joint fleet of 13 A400M transport aircraft that Germany had wanted to sell away.

A400M seconds to touch down (7615888692)
By Peter Gronemann from Switzerland (A400M seconds to touch down) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indonesia’s new Air Force chief to investigate AW101 purchase

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Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Air Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto has promised to investigate the purchase of a AgustaWestland AW101 despite the fact that the acquisition was rejected by President Joko Widodo twice.

RAF Merlin Helicopter MOD 45149758
Photo: Sgt Ray Cooper RAF/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons

RAAF will attempt to bring 2 F-35As to Avalon airshow

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This year’s iteration of the Avalon airshow in Melbourne, Australia could see the debut of the Lockheed Martin F-35A in the country.

A35-001 in flight
By U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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V-22 aerial refueling tanker to achieve IOC in 2019

Posted in Marines on February 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

By late 2019, the U.S. Marine Corps is expected to declare initial operational capability for the V-22 Aerial Refuelling System (VARS), starting with four Ospreys.


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USS Zumwalt could be deployed to South Korea

Posted in Navy on February 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The South Korean Ministry of Defense has confirmed that Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, had proposed to forward deploy the U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer USS Zumwalt to South Korea.

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) arrives at its new homeport in San Diego. (30788669823)
By Official U.S. Navy Page from United States of America Petty Officer 3rd Class Emiline/U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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