Archive for April 23rd, 2017

Two JMSDF DDGs in joint exercise with Carl Vinson CSG

Posted in Navy on April 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Two JMSDF DDGs in joint exercise with Carl Vinson CSG

The U.S. 7th Fleet announced that the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has commenced a bilateral exercise in the Philippine Sea with two Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyers.

Ashigara (DDG-178) in de Stille Oceaan tijdens Dawn Blitz 2015, -4 september 2015 a
By Veronica Mammina, U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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WC-135 dispatched to Korean Peninsula last week

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on WC-135 dispatched to Korean Peninsula last week

A South Korean official told Yonhap news agency that a U.S. Air Force WC-135 nuclear sniffer was flown to the Korean Peninsula on Apr. 20 for an “emergency sortie.”

WC-135W make T&G for R-W05R. (9048170424)
By Ken H / @chippyho [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

RAND: Chinese investment in U.S. aviation sector

Posted in Industry on April 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAND: Chinese investment in U.S. aviation sector

RAND has published a paper on Chinese investment in U.S. aviation sector to date and concluded that there are no immediate concerns due to effective U.S. export and foreign investment regulations.

Comac C-919 Model in 2011 (cropped)
By Waerfelu (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RNZAF NH90 fleet slapped with flying restrictions following engine failure

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RNZAF NH90 fleet slapped with flying restrictions following engine failure

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has restricted its NH90 pilots from flying over water, in the mountains and over populated areas after one of the rotorcraft had an inflight engine failure on Apr. 16.

RNZAF NH90 flying over the Shoalwater Bay Training Area
By CPL Amanda McErlich [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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TNI AU Su-30MK crew saved aircraft after bird strike

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on TNI AU Su-30MK crew saved aircraft after bird strike

A Indonesian Air Force Su-30MK suffered an inflight left engine failure after take off on Apr. 7 and the crew skillfully recovered the aircraft.

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Photo: TNI AU
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