Archive for February 25th, 2017

Grand opening of Hangar 23 for Taiwan’s F-16V program

Posted in Air Force, Industry on February 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Grand opening of Hangar 23 for Taiwan’s F-16V program

Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Center (AIDC) organized a grand opening ceremony on Feb. 24 for a newly constructed hangar that will support the island’s F-16V upgrade program.

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Photos: American Institute in Taiwan
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Jordanian F-16 crashes in Saudi Arabia

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Jordan lost a F-16 on Feb. 24 when the jet came down in Saudi Arabia’s Najran’s sector after developing a technical fault.

Jordanian F-16 landing
By Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-15SGs could bed down in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s Minister of Defense Gerry Brownlee disclosed that Singapore has identified Ohakea air base in Manawatu as a potential site to bed down its F-15SGs.

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By Alert5 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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AIDC recognizes IDF pilots who have flown more than 1,000 hours

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Taiwan’s state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) recently held a ceremony to recognize RoCAF IDF fighter pilots who have clocked more than 1,000 hours on the aircraft.

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Photo: AIDC
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Unmanned ‘wingman’ makes own decision during simulated BVR fight

Posted in Navy, Research, UAV on February 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Unmanned ‘wingman’ makes own decision during simulated BVR fight

The U.S. Navy has ran a series of simulations whereby unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) acting as ‘wingman’ in unmanned/manned teams had to make their own decisions during beyond-visual-range (BVR) air combat missions.

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Photo: U.S. Navy
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