Archive for March 20th, 2017

France sending Mistral-class carrier to Western Pacific for drills with Japan, U.S. forces

Posted in Navy on March 20th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Reuters said two of its sources are claiming that France will dispatch a Mistral-class helicopter to the island of Tinian this May for an amphibious exercise with Japanese and U.S. military forces.

Mistral mg 6101
By Rama (Own work) [CeCILL or CC BY-SA 2.0 fr], via Wikimedia Commons
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JMSDF air crew to deliver TC-90 to Philippines

Posted in Navy on March 20th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Philippine Navy has confirmed that the two TC-90s being delivered on Mar. 27 will be flown by air crew from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSF).

Tc-90 04l
By 海上自衛隊 [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

Germany has failed to find buyers for its 13 A400Ms

Posted in Air Force, Industry on March 20th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Germany had wanted to downsize its A400M fleet from 53 to 40 aircraft since 2011 but till now it has not been able to find a buyer. Therefore the Luftwaffe has given up on the initiative and take delivery of all aircraft.

A400M seconds to touch down (7615888692)
By Peter Gronemann from Switzerland (A400M seconds to touch down) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons