Archive for September 19th, 2017

F-35’s ejection seat still pose a risk to pilots

Posted in Air Force on September 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on F-35’s ejection seat still pose a risk to pilots

The U.S. Air Force’s Technical Airworthiness Authority completed an internal report on May 1 and the experts concluded that the F-35’s ejection seat will not be able to save pilots in rare cases.


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U.S. CH-47Ds sold to South Korea are outdated

Posted in Army on September 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. CH-47Ds sold to South Korea are outdated

South Korean news network JTBC reported on Sept. 18 that 14 CH-47Ds sold by the United States to South Korea in 2014 are so outdated that the military has decided to not to upgrade them.

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By UNC – CFC – USFK (Flickr: 080301-F-2207D-425) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Some F-35s will stick with Block 2B software

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on September 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Some F-35s will stick with Block 2B software

The F-35 program office is considering an option to keep some F-35s in the U.S. fleet with Block 2B software, instead of sending them for an expensive upgrade to newer standards, Stephen Trimble reports.

BF-3 FLT 638. External AIM-132 ASRAAM launch. Lt Col Tom Fields was the pilot on 17 May 2017.

BF-3 FLT 638. External AIM-132 ASRAAM launch. Lt Col Tom Fields was the pilot on 17 May 2017. Lockheed Martin photo by Andy “Bones” Wolfe


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