Archive for May 20th, 2017

Carl Vinson, Ronald Reagan CSGs might conduct joint drills off S. Korea next month

Posted in Navy on May 20th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Carl Vinson, Ronald Reagan CSGs might conduct joint drills off S. Korea next month

An anonymous South Korean military official said the Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups (CSG) are planning for a joint exercise off the Korean peninsular next month.

170204-N-BL637-204 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 04, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)

170204-N-BL637-204 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 04, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)


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Canberra-class LHD might have design problem

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Heads of Royal Australian Navy, Vice Adm. Tim Barrett, has admitted that there might be a design problem on the Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD).

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By Bahnfrend (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Japan scrambled F-15s after China flew this drone near Senkaku Islands

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Japan scrambled two F-15 fighters on May 18 after a drone was spotted near China Coast Guard vessels near Senkaku Islands.

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Photo: Japan Coast Guard
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Boeing’s complaint on CSeries backfires, Canada threatens cancellation of Super Hornet order

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is upset over Boeing’s attempt to have the U.S. government investigate Bombardier’s sale of CSeries jetliners to Delta airline and has hinted that the Super Hornet deal might be canceled.

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By Alexandre Gouger (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Argentina interested in buying Super Étendards, postpones talks for MiG-29s

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Argentina is said to be in talks with France to buy refurbished Super Étendards and let the Air Force operate them.

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By Martín Otero (Own work) [CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons
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