Archive for May 5th, 2017

Philippine UH-1D crashes, 3 killed

Posted in Air Force on May 5th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Philippine UH-1D crashes, 3 killed

Three people on board a Philippine Air Force UH-1D were killed when the helicopter crashed during a training mission in Tanay, Rizal on May 4.

Airmen with the 6th SOS train Philippine airmen to use a rope ladder
By U.S. Air Force photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Tu-95s approach Alaska with Su-35s as escorts

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For the first time, Russia Tu-95 long-range bombers have approached Alaska with Su-35s acting as escorts. The incident took place on May 3 and news outlets reported that a pair of USAF F-22s intercepted the formation.

Sukhoi Su-35S in 2009
By Dmitriy Pichugin [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Serbia shows off its ALAS

Posted in Army on May 5th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Serbia has demonstrated its ALAS (Advanced Light Attack System) long-range multipurpose fibre-optic guided missile system to the public.


Photo: Serbian Ministry of Defense
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Malaysia approach Japan for free P-3Cs

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Nikkei reports that Malaysia has approached Japan for second-hand Kawasaki P-3 maritime patrol aircraft and Tokyo is giving serious consideration on the proposal.

P-3c 03l
海上自衛隊 [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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DJI patches Phantom quadcopter to prevent ISIL from using it

Posted in UAV on May 5th, 2017 by alert5 – 2 Comments

Chinese firm DJI has quietly released a firmware for its Phantom quadcopters so that they will be disabled in Iraq and Syria.

DJI-Phantom
By Helge Könnecker (Multicopter-Uetze.de) (Own workOriginal text: selbst fotografiert) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons
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