Archive for July, 2017

RAFO Hawk Mk166s arrived home

Posted in Air Force on July 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAFO Hawk Mk166s arrived home

Four Hawk Mk166 advanced jet trainers for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) have been delivered to Masirah Air Base.

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Photos: Oman News Agency
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Portugal cabinet gives green light for KC-390 negotiations

Posted in Industry on July 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Portugal cabinet gives green light for KC-390 negotiations

Portugal’s Council of Ministers has authorized the negotiations with Embraer for five KC-390 transport aircraft under resolution 109/2017.

KC-390 em voo no interior de São Paulo
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Watch a fixed-wing aircraft trap and catapult off USS Gerald R. Ford

Posted in Navy on July 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Watch a fixed-wing aircraft trap and catapult off USS Gerald R. Ford

A F/A-18F from VX-23 had the honor of being the first aircraft to trap and catapult aboard USS Gerald R. Ford on Jul. 28.


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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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