Archive for June 26th, 2017

Flying pause for VMFA-211 lifted

Posted in Marines on June 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Flying pause for VMFA-211 lifted

One day after grounding the F-35B at MCAS Yuma, the U.S. Marine Corps has allowed the jets assigned to VMFA-211 to resume flight operations.

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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Iran flew drones over Pakistan since March

Posted in UAV on June 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Iran flew drones over Pakistan since March

Ahmed Quraishi reports that Iran has been operating unmanned aerial vehicles over Pakistan since March this year.


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Argentina wants six Super Étendards

Posted in Industry on June 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Argentina wants six Super Étendards

La Tribune reports that Argentina is in talks with France to buy six second-hand Super Étendard carrier-borne fighters.

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