Archive for April 11th, 2017

USMC practice austere runway operations with JMSDF

Posted in Marines, Navy on April 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps has conducted a cross-training exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) that saw Marine air traffic controllers guide JMSDF helicopter pilots to perform landings on a simulated austere runway.

Photo By: Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez

Photo By: Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez


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T-45C grounding extended

Posted in Navy on April 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, the commander of Naval Air Forces, announced on a blog post that he has extended the operational pause of the T-45 fleet by at least another week.

165471 A-128 T-45C TW-1 VT-9 (3147330046)
By Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK (165471/A-128 T-45C TW-1 / VT-9) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Australia selects NASAMS for Land 19 Phase 7B project

Posted in Air Defense on April 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Australian government has decided that a National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) solution is the best for its Land 19 Phase 7B project.

Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System
By Soldatnytt from Oslo, Norway (Øvelse Seapie (17 of 17)) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Five RQ-4s relocating to Yokota Air Base, Japan

Posted in Air Force, UAV on April 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Air Force will bring five of its RQ-4s from Anderson Air Force Base, Guam to Yokota Air Base, Japan from May.

RQ-4 aides Japan earthquake relief operations
By John Schwab [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Revealed: EP-3E Hainan Island incident, what was destroyed, what was not

Posted in Heritage, Navy on April 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Intercept has put together a comprehensive article on the U.S. Navy EP-3E (BuNo 156511) collision with a Chinese J-8 fighter off Hainan island on Apr. 1, 2001.

VP-30 LL-30 -2 WEB (4832437746)
By SDASM Archives (VP-30 LL-30 -2 WEB) [No restrictions or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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