Archive for September, 2017

Austrian lawmakers found no proof of bribery in Eurofighter case

Posted in Air Force on September 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A parliamentary committee probing the purchase of the Eurofighter said it found no evidence that key decision makers who approve the deal in 2007 had been bribed.

Passenger aircraft interception emergency training (6)
By Bundesheer [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Italy retires its Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic

Posted in Air Force on September 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Italian Air Force has retired its Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic aircraft after 45 years of service. The maritime patrol aircraft is replaced by the P-72A.

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Photo: Italian Air Force

USMC infantry units receiving quadcopters

Posted in Marines, UAV on September 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Marine Corps has started equipping infantry units with small quadcopters, according to a NAVAIR press release.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ryan Skinner, assistant patrol leader, with Company Bravo, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment prepares to fly the Mark-2 Instant Eye during the Infantry Platoon Battle Course as part of a Deployment for Training (DFT) on Fort Pickett, VA., August 15, 2017. The Instant Eye is a small unmanned aerial system used to be deployed at the squad level for quick and local surveillance and reconnaissance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michaela R. Gregory)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ryan Skinner, assistant patrol leader, with Company Bravo, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment prepares to fly the Mark-2 Instant Eye during the Infantry Platoon Battle Course as part of a Deployment for Training (DFT) on Fort Pickett, VA., August 15, 2017. The Instant Eye is a small unmanned aerial system used to be deployed at the squad level for quick and local surveillance and reconnaissance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michaela R. Gregory)


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RNoAF completes investigation into F-16 strafing incident

Posted in Air Force on September 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) has wrapped up its investigation into the accidental strafing of a control tower by a F-16.

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Source: Norwegian military
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Giraffe 1X sold to unnamed customer

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on September 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Saab says its Giraffe 1X AESA radar system has been sold to an anonymous customer. The contract value was not disclosed as well.