Archive for August, 2017

USN to help Swiss investigate 2015 F/A-18D crash

Posted in Air Force on August 31st, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Swiss military has enlisted the help of the U.S. Navy to investigate the cause of the crash of a F/A-18D in October, 2015.

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By Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK (Swiss Air Force F/A-18D J-5235Uploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Vixen 500E chosen for IAR-99 TD

Posted in Industry on August 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Romania has decided to equip its IAR-99 TD jet with Leonardo’s Vixen 500E AESA radar. National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli” (INCAS) will integrate the radar on a Romanian Air Force IAR-99 Soim (prototype no. 7003).

Vixen 500E
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48th Fighter Wing deploys 7 F-15Cs to Lithuania

Posted in Air Force on August 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Seven F-15Cs from the 48th Fighter Wing left Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29 for Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania.

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Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford
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Second round of B61-12 qualification flight tests

Posted in Air Force, Research on August 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration announced on Aug. 28 that two qualification flight tests of B61-12 gravity bombs were carried out at Tonopah Test Range, Nevada on Aug. 28.

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Photo: NNSA
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The F-15E pilot who shot down an Iranian drone over Syria

Posted in Air Force on August 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A story by Reuters has revealed the identity of the U.S. Air Force F-15E pilot who shot down a Iranian Shahed 129 drone over Syria on Jun. 8.

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Photo: USAF
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