Archive for February, 2017

India’s plan to base Rafales in Sarsawa hits roadblock

Posted in Air Force on February 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on India’s plan to base Rafales in Sarsawa hits roadblock

The Indian Air Force is now scrambling to find a new base for its newly-acquired Rafale fighters after it was determined that the preferred Sarsawa air base does not have sufficient space to bed down those fighters.

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By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (Rafale – RIAT 2013) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Su-27s, MiG-29s for sale

Posted in Industry on February 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Su-27s, MiG-29s for sale

Redfish Trading Company has offered several Russian fighter aircraft for immediate export. According to posting on its Facebook page, the aircraft are: seven MiG-29s, five Su-27s, a Su-25 and 22 Su-17 fighter-bombers.

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Photo: Redfish Trading

U.S. Navy sailor shot and killed by security officer at NAS Oceana

Posted in Navy on February 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Navy sailor shot and killed by security officer at NAS Oceana

A security officer from Naval Air Station Oceana shot and killed a U.S. Navy sailor on Feb. 24. A spokesperson from the Navy said the security officer fired his weapon for “his safety and the safety of other personnel in the area.”

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By U.S. Navy (http://www.nasoceana.navy.mil/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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VP-10 conduct compatibility exercises with JMSDF P-1 counterparts

Posted in Navy on February 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on VP-10 conduct compatibility exercises with JMSDF P-1 counterparts

VP-10 conducted a four-day joint compatibility and training exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Fleet Air Wing Four (FAW-4), Feb. 14-17.

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Feb. 16, 2017) Lt. Alejandro Ravelo sits in the cockpit while flying on a P-1 exchange flight with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) VP-3 “Sea Eagles”. Several crews from the Patrol Squadron Ten (VP-10) Red Lancers participated in a four day joint compatibility and training exercise with the JMSDF Fleet Air Wing Four (FAW-4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Morin/Released)

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Feb. 16, 2017) Lt. Alejandro Ravelo sits in the cockpit while flying on a P-1 exchange flight with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) VP-3 “Sea Eagles”. Several crews from the Patrol Squadron Ten (VP-10) Red Lancers participated in a four day joint compatibility and training exercise with the JMSDF Fleet Air Wing Four (FAW-4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Morin/Released)


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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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