Archive for June, 2017

SASC funds light CATOBAR carrier study

Posted in Navy on June 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on SASC funds light CATOBAR carrier study

U.S. Senators in the Senate Armed Services Committee has set aside $30 million in the FY18 National Defense Authorization Budget for the U.S. Navy to begin a study for a light aircraft carrier.

The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) is underway in the Pacific Ocean Sept 140905-N-FR671-070
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Hong Kong Commercial Daily: Liaoning open to visits during port call in Hong Kong

Posted in Navy on June 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Hong Kong Commercial Daily: Liaoning open to visits during port call in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Commercial Daily reported today that Chinese aircraft carrier will be open to visits during its five-day stay in Hong Kong.

Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base
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Military radar equipment goes missing during transit in Malaysia

Posted in Industry on June 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Military radar equipment goes missing during transit in Malaysia

A container full of military radar equipment has gone missing in the Malaysian port of Tanjung Pelepas in Johor Baru.

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Royal Thai Air Force pilots begin KAI T-50 conversion course

Posted in Air Force, Industry on June 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Royal Thai Air Force pilots begin KAI T-50 conversion course

Six Royal Thai Air Force pilots are now in South Korea for the conversion course to fly the KAI T-50.

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Taiwan commissions its first AH-64E squadron

Posted in Army on June 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan commissions its first AH-64E squadron

Taiwan stood up its first operational AH-64E attack helicopter squadron on Jun. 28.