Archive for February 16th, 2017

Austria sues Airbus, Eurofighter consortium over the purchase of Eurofighters

Posted in Air Force on February 16th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Austria sues Airbus, Eurofighter consortium over the purchase of Eurofighters

The Austrian government is taking Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium to court, alleging that both parties had misled Austria about the purchase price, deliverability and equipment of the 15 Eurofighters that Austria bought in 2003.

Passenger aircraft interception emergency training (6)
By Bundesheer [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Interview with Katsuhiko Tokunaga on Super Blue 3

Posted in Heritage on February 16th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Interview with Katsuhiko Tokunaga on Super Blue 3

We were lucky to grab hold Katsuhiko Tokunaga and ask him a few questions on his latest book, Super Blue 3. The book is available for sale today.


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RTAF pilot injured after being ejected from Alpha Jet

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A Royal Thai Air Force Squadron Leader was ejected on Feb. 15 after he got ejected from his Alpha Jet during a training flight.


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DRDO chairman confirms that Akash is being offered to Vietnam

Posted in Air Defense on February 16th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on DRDO chairman confirms that Akash is being offered to Vietnam

Chairman of India’s state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) told reporters that the Akash air defense missile system is indeed being offered to Vietnam.

Akash missile Aero India 2011
By Defence19 [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RAF to send A400M to New Zealand to mark RNZAF’s 80th Anniversary

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAF to send A400M to New Zealand to mark RNZAF’s 80th Anniversary

The Royal Air Force has confirmed that one of its A400M transport aircraft will be dispatched to New Zealand this month for the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Air Tatoo.

RAF Airbus A400M Atlas (ZM409) with "Airborne 16" tail art at RAF Brize Norton (2)
By Paul Crouch – RAF Brize Norton Photographic Section [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons
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