Archive for August 31st, 2017

USS Wasp underway for Japan, to replace USS Bonhomme Richard

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The U.S. Navy announced that USS Wasp (LHD 1) has departed for Sasebo, Japan, Aug. 30. The ship will replace USS Bonhomme Richard as the 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship.

USS Wasp (LHD-1) Osprey 2
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary L. Borden (RELEASED) (http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=51717) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Video gamers beat GA pilots at flying drones

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A study by University of Liverpool found that video gamers are much better than general aviation pilots as operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

9th Attack Squadron - Trainer
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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M-346 flight demo at Radom Airshow

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Delivery of two F-35s to Israel delayed

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The U.S. Air Force has decided to delay the delivery of two Lockheed Martin F-35As for Israel, which was scheduled for next week.

IAF-F-35I-and-F-16I--Adir--cropped
By Major Ofer, Israeli Air Force רס”ן עופר, חיל האוויר הישראלי (Israeli Air Force) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Trump accepts Singapore’s offer of CH-47s for help in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

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U.S. President Donald Trump has accepted Singapore’s offer of four CH-47 helicopters to aid the U.S. relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Republic of Singapore Air Force airmen fly CH-47 Chinook helicopters back to Ellsworth Air Force Base after performing sling load operations in support of the Golden Coyote training exercise at Camp Rapid, S.D., June 14, 2016. The Golden Coyote exercise is a three-phase, scenario-driven exercise conducted in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, which enables commanders to focus on mission essential task requirements, warrior tasks and battle drills. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristen Root/Released)

Republic of Singapore Air Force airmen fly CH-47 Chinook helicopters back to Ellsworth Air Force Base after performing sling load operations in support of the Golden Coyote training exercise at Camp Rapid, S.D., June 14, 2016. The Golden Coyote exercise is a three-phase, scenario-driven exercise conducted in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, which enables commanders to focus on mission essential task requirements, warrior tasks and battle drills. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristen Root/Released)


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