Archive for August 2nd, 2017

France nationalizes sole shipyard capable of building aircraft carriers

Posted in Industry, Navy on August 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on France nationalizes sole shipyard capable of building aircraft carriers

The French government has the country’s largest shipyard at Saint-Nazaire on the Atlantic coast to prevent Italian company Fincantieri from obtaining a majority stake.

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By Jean-Michel Roche ([1]) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF F-15C practice FARP with MC-130 for the first time

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F-15Cs assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron practice Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England on Jul. 26.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sequan Gill, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward arming and refueling point technician runs out a fuel hose to an F-15C Eagle from RAF Lakenheath July 26, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. A FARP allows for aircraft to be able to rearm and refuel at an austere location and return to the mission without having to land at an actual base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sequan Gill, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward arming and refueling point technician runs out a fuel hose to an F-15C Eagle from RAF Lakenheath July 26, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. A FARP allows for aircraft to be able to rearm and refuel at an austere location and return to the mission without having to land at an actual base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano)


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AT-802L Longsword to participate in OA-X fly-off

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The AT-802L will be joining the AT-6B, Scorpion and A-29 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico for the U.S. Air Force’s OA-X light attack aircraft fly-off.


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RSAF sending fighter detachment to New Zealand this month

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A New Zealand Defence Force spokesman said the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is sending a detachment of fighter aircraft to the country at the end of this month.

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By Alert5 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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USMC adding APKWS to F/A-18

Posted in Navy on August 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on USMC adding APKWS to F/A-18

A pre-solicitation notice revealed that the U.S. Marine Corps is planning to integrate the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) on its legacy Hornets.

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Photo: U.S. Navy
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