Archive for September 6th, 2017

It was Iraqi F-16 that crashed in Arizona

Posted in Air Force on September 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Arizona Air National Guard says the F-16 that crash on Sept. 5 near Safford was a Iraqi Air Force jet. The student pilot did not survive the crash.

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Photo: Lockheed Martin
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France to arm its MQ-9s

Posted in Air Force, UAV on September 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

French MQ-9s now operating in Africa will soon be weaponized, Defense Minister Florence Parly disclosed on Sept. 5 during her visit to Toulon.

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Swift: Dual-carrier operation near Korean Peninsular an option

Posted in Navy on September 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Scott Swift, told reporters in Yongsan, South Korea on Sept. 5 that dual-carrier operation near the Korean Peninsular is an option he could consider.

US Navy 041116-N-6536T-188 USS Nimitz (CVN 68), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) navigate alongside each other during routine training exercises off the southern California coast
By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Elizabeth Thompson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-16 from 162nd FW crashes

Posted in Air Force on September 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

An F-16 assigned to Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing crashed approximately 20 miles northwest of Safford, Arizona at 3 p.m. on Sept. 5, the Wing said on its Facebook page.

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By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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