Archive for February 11th, 2017

RQ-7 that went missing in Arizona was found in Colorado

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A U.S. Army RQ-7 unmanned aerial vehicle that went missing at Fort Huachuca, Arizona has been found 600 miles away in Colorado.

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Photo: U.S. Army
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No payouts for JLENS incident, claimants can sue U.S. Army, Raytheon instead

Posted in Air Defense, Army on February 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on No payouts for JLENS incident, claimants can sue U.S. Army, Raytheon instead

The U.S. Army has determined that it does not have to compensate anyone whose property was damaged when a Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) aerostat broke free on Oct. 28.

JLENS tether broke
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VMFA-122 will replace VMA-311 as the third F-35B squadron

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The U.S. Marine Corps has decided that VMFA-122 will be the next in line after VMA-211 to transition to the F-35B instead of VMA-311.

VMFA-122 FA-18C at Al Asad
By Bahamut0013 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0, GFDL or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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12 F-22s deployed to Australia

Posted in Air Force on February 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on 12 F-22s deployed to Australia

Twelve F-22s are being deployed to RAAF Tindal in Northern Australia as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative under the U.S. Force Posture Agreement.

Two United States Air Force F-22 aircraft arrive at RAAF Base Tindal under grey skies and rain in the Northern Territory, ahead of the first Enhanced Air Cooperation activity in Australia. *** Local Caption *** The first group of USAF F22s arrived at RAAF Tindal ahead of the first Enhanced Air Cooperation activity in Australia under the US Force Posture Initiatives. The F22s will be located at RAAF Base Tindal and are the largest and longest rotation of fifth-generation aircraft to visit Australia to date. The F22s will conduct combined training activities with the Royal Australian Air Force's 75 Squadron F/A-18A/B Hornets along with ground assets and personnel.
© Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence
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