Archive for July 12th, 2017

Russia’s Northern Fleet divers recover P-39

Posted in Heritage on July 12th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia’s Northern Fleet divers recover P-39

A Bell P-39 Airacobra that has been lying on the bottom of a lake on the Kola Peninsula for 72 years was recently raised to the surface on Jun. 29 by divers from the Russian Northern Fleet.

P-39 Airacobra 2006-06-15
By Bergfalke2 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Germany given briefing on F-35 FMS process

Posted in Air Force, Industry on July 12th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Germany given briefing on F-35 FMS process

A German one-star general was given a briefing by U.S. officials in Bonn earlier this week regarding the Foreign Military Sales process for acquiring the F-35 stealth fighter, Reuters reported.

F-35A Lightning II of the 34th FS drops GBU-12 in Febuary 2016
By U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Haseltine [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Al Fursan, B-1, B-52 to appear at Slovak International Air Fest

Posted in Air Force, Airshow on July 12th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Al Fursan, B-1, B-52 to appear at Slovak International Air Fest

Visitors to this year’s Slovak International Air Fest in August will get to see the Al Fursan aerobatic team from the United Arab Emirates Air Force.

Aermacchi MB-339NAT, United Arab Emirates - Air Force JP7410635
By Aldo Bidini [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Luftwaffe aerial tanker now operating out of Jordan

Posted in Air Force on July 12th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Luftwaffe aerial tanker now operating out of Jordan

Following their transfer from Turkey, Germany’s A310 aerial tanker is now back supporting coalition tanking missions from an air base in Jordan.

Airbus A310 MRTT
By Dmitry A. Mottl (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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