Archive for June 8th, 2017

South Korea suspends deployment of THAAD

Posted in Air Defense on June 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on South Korea suspends deployment of THAAD

The new South Korean government has suspended the deployment of THAAD air defense miisile system in the country until a comprehensive environmental impact study is carried out.

Two THAAD launchers arriving in South Korea in March 2017
By MSgt Jeremy Larlee [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Maiden flight of Advanced Hawk

Posted in Industry on June 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Maiden flight of Advanced Hawk

BAE Systems has flown its Advanced Hawk concept demonstrator at its facility in Warton, Lancashire.

Advanced Hawk
Photo: BAE Systems

It’s not everyday you get to see the innards of a AN/ALQ-184

Posted in Air Force on June 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on It’s not everyday you get to see the innards of a AN/ALQ-184

Airman 1st Class Duane Jongeling, 114th Maintenance Squadron electronic countermeasure apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Derek Jaeger, 114th Maintenance Squadron perform a routine maintenance on a electronic warfare pod. These pods are the first line of defense for the 114th Fighter Wing pilots while protecting foreign and domestic airspace. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra/Released)

Airman 1st Class Duane Jongeling, 114th Maintenance Squadron electronic countermeasure apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Derek Jaeger, 114th Maintenance Squadron perform a routine maintenance on a electronic warfare pod. These pods are the first line of defense for the 114th Fighter Wing pilots while protecting foreign and domestic airspace. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra/Released)


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Temora Aviation Museum restoring Canberra and Vampire back to flying status

Posted in Heritage on June 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Temora Aviation Museum restoring Canberra and Vampire back to flying status

The Temora Aviation Museum in Australia will restore its English Electric Canberra TT.18 WJ680 and de Havilland Vampire T.35 A79-617 back to flying condition.

English Electric Canberra TT.18, Temora Aviation Museum JP6284998
By Jeff Gilbert – JGPhotographics.com [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

Germany to relocate troops from Turkey to Jordan

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The German government has decided to relocate its Tornado ECR fighters currently deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey to Jordan.

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Photo: Bundeswehr/Bienert
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