Archive for March 1st, 2017

Preliminary report for RCAF CF-18 crash

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The Royal Canadian Air Force has issued a preliminary report into the crash of a CF-18 on Nov. 28, 2016. The pilot of the aircraft was carrying out a simulated low-level bomb attack during the incident at Cold Lake Air Weapons, Alberta.

McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet, Canada - Air Force JP6310147
By Aldo Bidini [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Elta to supply 21 counter-UAS kits to U.S. Air Force

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Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Elta North America subsidiary has picked up a $15.5 million order from the U.S. Air Force for 21 counter-unmanned air system kits.

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Karem invited to speak during the retirement ceremony of MQ-1 at Holloman AFB

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The U.S. Air Force retired its MQ-1 unmanned aerial vehicle based at Holloman Air Force Base on Feb. 27. Two key person who help pioneer the drone revolution – James G. “Snake” Clark and Abraham Karem – were invited to speak at the retirement ceremony.

An MQ-1 Predator taxies under water from a fire hose during its final flight Feb. 27, 2017 at Holloman Air Force N.M. The MQ-1 Predator has provided many years of service and is being phased out of service as the Air Force transitions to the more capable MQ-9 Reaper. The MQ-1 Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Jonsgaard)

An MQ-1 Predator taxies under water from a fire hose during its final flight Feb. 27, 2017 at Holloman Air Force N.M. The MQ-1 Predator has provided many years of service and is being phased out of service as the Air Force transitions to the more capable MQ-9 Reaper. The MQ-1 Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Jonsgaard)

Boeing awarded $678 million for 7 Growlers and 5 F/A-18Es

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The Pentagon has placed an order for seven EA-18Gs and five F/A-18Es with Boeing. The contract is worth $678 million and delivery is to be completed by February 2019.

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By U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos (110531-N-DR144-569) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Russia might eventually deploy MiG-35s in Armenia

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The commander of the Russia Air Force detachment at Erebuni airport in Armenia said Moscow could deploy its MiG-35 fighters there once the jet enters service.

Микоян-Гуревич МиГ-29М2 (МиГ-35)
By Alex Snow (http://russianplanes.net/id203789) [CC BY-SA 4.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons