Archive for July 21st, 2017

No more maintenance contract for India’s PC-7 Mark II fleet

Posted in Air Force on July 21st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on No more maintenance contract for India’s PC-7 Mark II fleet

The maintenance contract for the Indian Air Force’s 75 PC-7 Mark II trainers have expired and there are no plans to renew it, Defense News reports.

Pilatus PC-7 Mk II of Indian Air Force en route to Dundigal AFA, Hyderabad
By Nisarg Vyas [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pentagon wants this former Tomcat pilot to lead the 5th Fleet

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The U.S. Department of Defense is planning to let Vice Adm. John Aquilino lead the Navy’s 5th Fleet. If confirmed, Aquilino would also assume command of Naval Forces Central Command.

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Photo: U.S. Navy
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Railgun fires multi-shot salvos

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The U.S. Navy’s electromagnetic railgun has successfully demonstrated the capability of firing multiple salvos.

Watch this drone leaping out of the water and diving back in again

Posted in Research, UAV on July 21st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Watch this drone leaping out of the water and diving back in again

The Office of Naval Research is demonstrating the seamless transition of its Navigator drone in and out of water at the 2017 Naval Future Force S&T Expo.


Video: Office of Naval Research

Final two UH-1H helicopters delivered by U.S. to Kenya

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The U.S. Embassy in Kenya announced on Jul. 19 that the final two of eight Bell UH-1H Huey II helicopters for the Kenya Air Force was delivered on that day.

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Photo: U.S. State Department
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