Archive for June, 2017

Flying pause for VMFA-211 due to bugs with ALIS

Posted in Marines on June 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Marine Corps decided to ground all F-35Bs assigned to VMFA-211 at MCAS Yuma after discovering issues with 2.0.2 version of Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS).

A U.S. Marine F-35 Lightning II from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 speeds down the runway during a 53rd Weapon Evaluation Group, Weapon System Evaluation Program at the Tyndall flightline Sept. 16, 2016. During this WSEP, VMFA 211 completed numerous sorties including the one that fired the first operational F-35  AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released)

A U.S. Marine F-35 Lightning II from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 speeds down the runway during a 53rd Weapon Evaluation Group, Weapon System Evaluation Program at the Tyndall flightline Sept. 16, 2016. During this WSEP, VMFA 211 completed numerous sorties including the one that fired the first operational F-35 AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released)


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India cleared to buy 22 GA Guardians

Posted in UAV on June 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to meet U.S. President Trump next week and news media in India says the U.S. government has cleared the sale of 22 General Atomics Guardian unmanned aerial vehicles to New Delhi.

MQ-9 Guardian
By U.S. Customs and Border Protection [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Oman’s Eurofighters have arrived home

Posted in Air Force on June 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) welcomed the arrival of the first patch of Eurofighters at Adam Air Base on Jun. 21.

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Photo: Oman News Agency

Japan to take delivery of Osprey in September

Posted in Industry on June 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The first V-22 tilt-rotor for Japan will be handed over to the nation this September, the V-22 Joint Program Manager disclosed at the Paris airshow.

MV-22B Osprey Particiate during Blue Chromite Exercise (30795700600)
By U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Major Michael Cato/released [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Polish government takes delivery of first G550 VIP aircraft

Posted in Air Force on June 23rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Polish government has taken delivery of the first of five Gulfstream G550 executive jets configured for VIP transport.


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