Archive for February 22nd, 2017

Advisers to mini-series Master of the Air are visiting Lincolnshire

Posted in Air Force on February 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Advisers to mini-series Master of the Air are visiting Lincolnshire

Aviation advisers hired by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for the Master of the Air mini-series are visiting Lincolnshire, Britain for locations to film the World War 2 drama on the Eight Air Force.

Philippine taking delivery of two FA-50PHs today

Posted in Industry on February 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Philippine taking delivery of two FA-50PHs today

The Philippine Air Force has confirmed that two FA-50PHs will be arriving at Clark Air Base around 11 a.m. today.

FA-50PH
Photo:KAI
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China finishing SAM structures in Spratly archipelago

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Two anonymous U.S. officials told Reuters that China is about to finish building several structures in the South China Sea that could be used for the deployment of surface-to-air missiles.

Fiery Cross Reef 2015
By United States Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pakistan buys more AW139s

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Leonardo announced that Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters.

Rescatador Helicoptero
By GuillermoPdC (Flickr: IMG_3467) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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FSMTC says MiG-29s will be delivered to Egypt on schedule

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Speaking at the sidelines of IDEX 2017, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Deputy Director Alexei Frolkin told reporters that the delivery of MiG-29s to Egpyt is on schedule.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-35D, Russia - Air Force AN1583193
By Oleg V. Belyakov – AirTeamImages [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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