Archive for June 27th, 2017

Armenia Air Force 25th anniversary celebrations

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The Armenia Air Force celebrates its 25th anniversary on Jun. 26 at Erebuni with an airshow. Hit the link below for a set of photos from the event.

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Photo by: © PAN Photo / Karo Sahakyan

U.S. Congress wants Navy to replace F/A-18+

Posted in Navy on June 27th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The FY18 National Defense Authorization bill by the U.S. House of Representatives has included language directing the U.S. Navy to come with a plan to replace the F/A-18+ in service with Reserve fighter squadrons.

F-18A of VFC-12 at NAS Key West in November 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Morales [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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EMALS having issues with launching F/A-18s carrying fuel tanks

Posted in Industry, Navy on June 27th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Sean Stackley, told lawmakers that the next-generation Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) is having some issues launching F/A-18s that are loaded with fuel tanks.

US Navy 101218-N-0000X-002 An F-A-18E Super Hornet is launched during a test of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) at Naval Air Sys
By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Colombia adding two more Kfirs to its fleet

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Colombia will get two tandem-seat Kfir fighters from Israel to replace those lost in training accidents, Jane’s reports.

Colombian Kfir at Nellis Air Force Base (4)
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Chinese carrier Liaoning to make port call in Hong Kong

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China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning will make a port call in Hong Kong on Jul. 7, the South China Morning Post reports.

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