Archive for June 18th, 2017

Exercise MAPLE FLAG 50

Posted in Air Force on June 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Exercise MAPLE FLAG 50

Exercise MAPLE FLAG 50 is taking place at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta from May 29 to Jun. 23. Foreign participants this year are F-16s from RSAF and USAF, one A400M from FAF and E-3s from FAF and USAF.

Operation REASSURANCE air task force concludes mission in Iceland

Posted in Air Force on June 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Operation REASSURANCE air task force concludes mission in Iceland

The six CF-18s from the Royal Canadian Air Force have concluded their NATO mission in Iceland on Jun. 16.

RP09-2017-0025-002-2-1180x785[1]
Photo: Corporal Gary Calvé. Imagery Technician ATF-ICELAND
read more »

Drone view of an IED attack in Mosul, Iraq

Posted in UAV on June 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Drone view of an IED attack in Mosul, Iraq

A secret road runway in Singapore disappears

Posted in Heritage on June 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on A secret road runway in Singapore disappears

A 7.5km long mass rapid transit line goes into operational today in Singapore. The Tuas West Extension consists of four new stations in the western part of the island and two of these above-ground stations were built along Pioneer road. Before its transformation, this road was designed as a road runway similar to the publicly-acknowledge alternate runway along Lim Chu Kang road.

Pioneer-1
read more »

Every USN F/A-18, EA-18G aircrew getting Garmin Fenix 3

Posted in Navy on June 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Every USN F/A-18, EA-18G aircrew getting Garmin Fenix 3

One of the measures taken by the U.S. Navy to combat the physiological episodes on the F/A-18s and EA-18Gs is to issue the aircrew a Garmin Fenix 3 watch.

Give a warm welcome to my new Garmin Fenix3. @garminofficial -fenix3 -gps -sunset -sun -happy -tri -trilife -triathlon -triathlete -trichallenge -triathlonpics -im703 (17531334203)
By Marco Verch [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
read more »