Archive for July 1st, 2017

New parachute canopy being tested for ACES II

Posted in Air Force on July 1st, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Engineers at Edwards Air Force Base have been busy for the past few weeks testing out a new parachute canopy for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat (ACES) II.

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U.S. Air Force image provided by Brad White
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T-45 to resume flying this month

Posted in Navy on July 1st, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy will resume T-45 flights at bases across the United States starting from this month, Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces disclosed.

US Navy 070507-N-7090S-001 Lt. Cmdr. Matt Foster of Jacksonville, Fla., signals to the pilot of a T-45 Goshawk, attached to Training Air Wing (TW) 1, that he is ready to launch from nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterpri
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jhi L. Scott [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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MQ-9 dropped GBU-38 JDAM in combat for the first time

Posted in Air Force, UAV on July 1st, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

On a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on Jun. 23, a MQ-9 dropped a GBU-38 JDAM munition in combat for the first time.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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Khrizantema-S missile systems delivered to Azerbaijan

Posted in Army on July 1st, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Russia has delivered a batch of Khrizantema-S anti-tank missile systems that has a limited air defense capability to Azerbaijan last month.


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Slovakia takes delivery of first 2 UH-60Ms

Posted in Air Force on July 1st, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Slovakia has taken delivery of its first two of nine Sikorsky UH-60M utility helicopters at PreŇ°ov airport on Jun. 26.

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