Archive for July 24th, 2017

Indonesia keen on getting the C-130J

Posted in Air Force, Industry, UAV on July 24th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indonesia keen on getting the C-130J

Indonesian Air Force chief Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto has revealed that the South East Asian country is keen on getting the Lockheed Martin C-130J transport.

2016 International Marrakech Air Show (3)
By United States government [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Residents around NAF Atsugi to sue for noise pollution

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The Japanese government is being sued by residents who are living around Naval Air Facility Atsugi for noise pollution. So far, around 6,000 people have signed up and the number might grow to around 10,000, a lawyer representing the group said.

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By Yamaguchi Yoshiaki from Japan (Atugi air base) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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12 American paratroopers injured during night jump in Romania

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Twelve U.S. paratroopers participating in the Saber Guardian 17 exercise in Romania were injured during a night jump on Jul. 22.

U.S. Army Paratroopers from 173rd Airborne Brigade, perform a joint force Airborne operation, during the exercise  Saber Guardian, Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria, Jul 17, 2017.  Saber Guardian 17 is an annual, multi-national exercise that aims to assure our Allies and partners of the enduring U.S. commitment to the collective defense and prosperity of the Black Sea region. (Photo by Spc Aaron Bratcher)

U.S. Army Paratroopers from 173rd Airborne Brigade, perform a joint force Airborne operation, during the exercise Saber Guardian, Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria, Jul 17, 2017. Saber Guardian 17 is an annual, multi-national exercise that aims to assure our Allies and partners of the enduring U.S. commitment to the collective defense and prosperity of the Black Sea region. (Photo by Spc Aaron Bratcher)


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Mi-28NM serial production to start next year

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Russia will activate the serial production of the Mi-28NM attack helicopter next year, Commander of the Aerospace Forces Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev disclosed on Jul. 23.


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Another THAAD test in the works

Posted in Air Defense, Army on July 24th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Another THAAD test in the works

The Pentagon could be preparing for another test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, according to a U.S. Coast Guard notice.

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Photo: Missile Defense Agency
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