Archive for February 28th, 2017

U.S. Navy still can’t figure out how to dispose carrier Enterprise

Posted in Navy on February 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy issued a request for proposal last year asking the industry on how to dispose non-nuclear portions of USS Enterprise. It has since recalled the request after determining that it requires more time to decide on the best option.

USS Enterprise makes its final voyage. (9100691233)
By Official U.S. Navy Page from United States of America Photo by John Whalen/U.S. Navy (USS Enterprise makes its final voyage.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Germany will continue to operate CH-53s till 2030

Posted in Air Force, Industry on February 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Germany intends to keep its CH-53 fleet running till 2030. To achieve that, it has awarded Airbus Helicopters a contract to retrofit 26 helicopters.

Sikorsky CH-53 ILA-2006 1
I, Igge [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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DoD confirms MQ-1 retirement next year

Posted in Air Force, UAV on February 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Pentagon has confirmed that it will retire the MQ-1 fleet early next year. Its role will be taken over by the MQ-9.

MQ-1 Lethal Presence
By U.S. Air Force photo by Lt Col Leslie Pratt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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