Archive for March 18th, 2017

Turkey wants to buy S-400, needs a loan from Russia for that too

Posted in Air Defense on March 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

News media in Turkey and Russia have been floating stories on Turkey’s desire to procure the S-400 air defense missile system. TASS says Ankara also seeks to have a loan to finance the purchase.

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
By ru:Участник:Goodvint (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Lack of skilled CV-22 personnel lead to postponement of deployment to Japan

Posted in Air Force on March 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Pentagon has clarified why it had delayed the deployment of the CV-22 to Japan. Spokesman Gary Ross said the Air Force currently has insufficient number of skilled operations and maintenance personnel to make the move happen.

CV-22 Osprey during Emerald Warrior near Hurlburt Field
By U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/Released [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons