Archive for July 25th, 2017

RB-47 co-pilot shot down and imprisoned by Soviets to be buried at Arlington

Posted in Heritage on July 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Fifty-seven years after he was shot down by the Soviet Union and later imprisoned for seven months, Bruce Olmstead will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Jul. 27. The former RB-47 co-pilot died last October.

Boeing RB-47H USAF
By U.S. Air Force photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-35s surpass 100,000 flight hours

Posted in Industry on July 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours, the company annonced in a press release on Jul. 24.

BF-3 FLT 638. External AIM-132 ASRAAM launch. Lt Col Tom Fields was the pilot on 17 May 2017.

BF-3 FLT 638. External AIM-132 ASRAAM launch. Lt Col Tom Fields was the pilot on 17 May 2017. Lockheed Martin photo by Andy “Bones” Wolfe


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Scandal at KAI put F-35, KF-X programs in the spotlight

Posted in Industry on July 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The current investigation into corruption at Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been seen by many in South Korea as a probe into defense programs initiated under former President Park Geun-hye.


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