Archive for August 27th, 2017

JMSDF SH-60J crashes, one rescued

Posted in Navy on August 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) SH-60J helicopter crashed off Aomori Prefecture on Aug. 26. There were four on board but only one crew member was rescued.


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UAE approach Japan to buy C-2

Posted in Industry on August 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Nikkei reports that the United Arab Emirates has approach Japan to buy a unspecified number of Kawasaki Heavy Industries C-2 transport planes.

JASDF XC-2(18-1202) at Gifu Air Base October 25, 2015 a
By Hunini (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Bell pitching 525 as military transport

Posted in Industry on August 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Bell Helicopter has turn its eye on the military sector in a bid to sell the 525 medium helicopter as a 20-passenger troop transport or search and rescue (SAR) platform.

525 GKY (31495047476)
By Zane Adams (525 GKY) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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KAI’s union worried ongoing investigations could affect T-X results

Posted in Air Force, Industry on August 27th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The labor union for Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) held a press conference on Aug. 24, urging the government to quickly wrap up its investigation of corruption in the company.

T-50A Greenville
Photo: Lockheed Martin
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