Archive for May 11th, 2017

Satellite photos of THAAD site in South Korea out; thanks to North Korea

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

Satellite photos of the THAAD missile site at a golf course in South Korea has been published by North Korea’s Korean Central TV.

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15th Attack Squadron marks 100th anniversary

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The U.S. Air Force’s 15th Attack Squadron celebrated its 100th birthday on May 9 at Creech Air Force Base.

On May 9, 2017, the 15th ATKS celebrated their 100-year anniversary and reflected on the unit’s extensive and honorable heritage, which coincidentally, includes their use of airpower in nearly every major conflict of the 20th Century. This heritage is carried on in today’s fight with remotely piloted aircraft MQ-1 Predators. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James Thompson)

On May 9, 2017, the 15th ATKS celebrated their 100-year anniversary and reflected on the unit’s extensive and honorable heritage, which coincidentally, includes their use of airpower in nearly every major conflict of the 20th Century. This heritage is carried on in today’s fight with remotely piloted aircraft MQ-1 Predators. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James Thompson)

Israeli C-130J pilots jailed over flyover mishap

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According to Flight Global, the flight crew of two Israeli Air Force C-130Js were thrown into military prison as punishment for allowing their aircraft to come into contact during a flyover on May 2.

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By Oren Rozen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

India bringing P-8I to bilateral exercise with Singapore Navy

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

The Indian Navy will dispatch four warships and its P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to a bilateral exercise with the Singapore Navy next week.

Boeing P-8I of the Indian Navy
Indian Navy [CC BY 2.5 in or CC BY 2.5 in], via Wikimedia Commons
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RQ-4 detachment deployed to Yokota has flown its first mission

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The RQ-4 temporarily deployed to Yokota, Japan from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam has flown its first mission on May 5.

An RQ-4 Global Hawk assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 5, 2017. This was its first take-off since its arrival May 1, 2017. The Global Hawk supports U.S. intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance priorities, operational plans, and contingency operations throughout the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

An RQ-4 Global Hawk assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 5, 2017. This was its first take-off since its arrival May 1, 2017. The Global Hawk supports U.S. intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance priorities, operational plans, and contingency operations throughout the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)