Archive for May 7th, 2017

USAF’s first enlisted pilots since WW2

Posted in Air Force, UAV on May 7th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Three airmen completed undergraduate remotely piloted aircraft training on May 5 and made history by becoming the first group of enlisted men to serve as pilots in the U.S. Air Force since World War 2.

EPIC accomplishment for undergraduate remotely piloted aircraft training
U.S. Air Force illustration/Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young

Watch the launch of PCU Tripoli (LHA 7)

Posted in Navy on May 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Watch the launch of PCU Tripoli (LHA 7)

Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the second ship in the America-class of amphibious assault ship on May 4. PCU Tripoli was launched 13 weeks ahead of schedule.

Japan is looking at buying Tomahawks

Posted in Navy on May 7th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Kyodo News says Tokyo is considering getting the American Tomahawk cruise missile for its destroyers.

US Navy 021110-N-0000X-002 A Tactical
By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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