Archive for August 24th, 2017

Israeli Air Force declares Hermes 900 operational

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The Israeli Air Force declared the Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicle fully operational on Aug. 22.

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Photo: Israeli Air Force
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BAE Systems to supply cockpit displays for Taiwan’s advanced jet trainer

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A gated article from Aviation Week by Bradley Perrett says Taiwan has selected BAE Systems to supply the cockpit display system for its indigenous advanced jet trainer.

XAT-5 Advanced Trainer Model Display at AIDC Booth 20150815b
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

The story of how Loaches and Cobras hunt the Viet Cong

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Over the skies of South Vietnam, young men in their early twenties risked their lives flying the Hughes OH-6A Cayuse – affectionately known as Loaches – in hunter-killer pairs with Bell AH-1 Cobras, Donald Porter writes in this Air and Space article. Link is below.

OH-6A and AH-1G Recon Vietnam
By Starry, Donn A Mounted combat in Vietnam. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Indonesia dispatch ships, aircraft to search for missing sailors from USS John S Mccain

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The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) has added two ships and one aircraft in the search for missing sailors from guided missile destroyer USS John S Mccain.

USS John S. McCain DDG-56
By Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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