Archive for August 4th, 2017

U.S. clears sale of 12 A-29s to Nigeria

Posted in Air Force, Industry on August 4th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Foreign Military Sale package of 12 A-29s to Nigeria worth $593 million has been cleared by the U.S. State Department on Aug. 3.

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By Tech. Sgt. Larry Reid Jr. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Five C-5Ms assigned to Dover AFB cleared for flying, issue was with the ball screw

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The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command has cleared five C-5M strategic transports assigned to Dover Air Force Base to resume flying on Aug. 2.

C-5M Landing at Dover AFB Delaware
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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VH-92A has flown

Posted in Industry, Marines on August 4th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin has now disclosed that the VH-92A presidential helicopter has made its maiden flight on Jul. 28. The flight took place at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut.

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Graphic: NAVAIR
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South Korea wants Reagan CSG to participate in drills this month

Posted in Navy on August 4th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The South Korean government has requested the presence of a U.S. Navy carrier strike group (CSG) for the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise that starts on Aug. 21.

US Navy 070301-N-1689P-002 Capt. Craig Williams, foreground, and Capt. Richard Butler fly F-A-18C Hornets above USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during their airborne change of command ceremony
By U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Tam Pham [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USMC plans MV-22 night flying missions during joint drills with JGSDF in Hokkaido

Posted in Army, Marines on August 4th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) is planning to hold drills with the U.S. Marine Corps in Hokkaido this month from the 10th till 28th.


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