Archive for September 14th, 2017

Boeing gets $600 million to start designing new Air Force One

Posted in Air Force, Industry on September 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Boeing has been awarded nearly $600 million by the U.S. Air Force to begin preliminary design efforts for the next Air Force One.

Boeing 747-8I render in flight
By Ave Maria Mõistlikderivative work: Altair78 (talk)derivative work: Altair78 (Boeing_747-8F_render_in_flight.jpg) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Turkey signs contract for S-400, deposit paid

Posted in Air Defense on September 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has confirmed to Interfax on Sept. 12 that Turkey has signed a contract to buy the S-400 air defense missile system.

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
By ru:Участник:Goodvint (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RoKAF F-15K Taurus cruise missile strike video

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First woman to command a U.S. Navy CSG is retiring

Posted in Navy on September 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of the U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet, will be retiring and her post will be taken over by Vice Adm. John Alexander.

Nora W. Tyson
By U.S. Navy (Vice Admiral Nora W. Tyson) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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