Archive for July 29th, 2017

USAF using Tesla Model S as U-2 chase cars

Posted in Air Force on July 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF using Tesla Model S as U-2 chase cars

The U.S. Air Force had previously used the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 as chase cars for the U-2 spy plane. The flying branch has now switched to the Tesla Model S for the task.


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2-10 CAB deploys Black Hawks to Romania

Posted in Army on July 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on 2-10 CAB deploys Black Hawks to Romania

Aviators with the 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade flew UH-60 Blackhawks from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, into Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania on Jul. 24-25.


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Last C-130 to leave Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

Posted in Air Force on July 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Last C-130 to leave Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

The last C-130 assigned to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station has left the base on Jul. 26. The 914th Airlift Wing is transitioning to an Air Refueling Wing.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Steph Sawyer
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CCTV in Hokkaido caught North Korean ICBM’s reentry

Posted in Space on July 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on CCTV in Hokkaido caught North Korean ICBM’s reentry

North Korea tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile test and a CCTV camera in Hokkaido caught the missile’s reentry.


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Raytheon having trouble developing a new signal processor for AIM-120

Posted in Industry on July 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Raytheon having trouble developing a new signal processor for AIM-120

The Pentagon had initiated a Form Fit Function Refresh program to replace obsolescence parts in the guidance section of the AIM-120 air-to-air missile earlier this year. Defense News is now reporting that manufacturer Raytheon is having issues with the development of a new processor.

Defense.gov News Photo 961022-F-1349H-005
By: Senior Airman Mark Hoyt, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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