Archive for February 18th, 2017

All 12 F-22s have arrived in Australia

Posted in Air Force on February 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

All 12 F-22s from the U.S. Air Force’s 90th Fighter Squadron have arrived at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia on Feb. 14, the service announced on Feb. 17.

Raptors arrive at RAAF Base Tindal for Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez

L-39 pilot who buzzed De Beque Canyon gets sued

Posted in Heritage on February 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A L-39 pilot who flew his plane at 100 ft above ground and hitting power lines at De Beque Canyon has been sued by a man who said the incident on May 28, 2015 caused his to lose dexterity in both hands.

BLR N6175C
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Japan wants to build 3,000 ton warships; construction at 2 ships per year

Posted in Navy on February 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Reuters says Japan has switched its focus from building large warships to smaller 3,000 ton vessels in order to better patrol the East Sea with more ships.

JS Atago(DDG-177) in Tenpouzan Port 20140426-01
By Hunini (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Rostec says Indonesia will sign Su-35 contract in the coming months

Posted in Air Force, Industry on February 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

An official with Rostec told TASS that he expects Indonesia to sign a contract for the Su-35 in “the coming months.”

Sukhoi Su-35S (28333541172)
By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (Sukhoi Su-35S) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.S. Navy to test out fix for F-35C nose gear oscillation issue

Posted in Navy on February 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Sometime next week, the U.S. Navy will be testing out a fix to see if the F-35C’s nose wheel still suffers from excessive vertical oscillations during a catapult launch.

F-35C Lightning II from Squadron (VX) 23 prepares to launch from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
By U.S. Navy photo byMass Communication Specialist Seaman Anderson W. Branch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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