Archive for September 26th, 2017

UH-60 supporting UN General Assembly hit by drone

Posted in Army, UAV on September 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on UH-60 supporting UN General Assembly hit by drone

A UH-60 from the 2-82 Aviation Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division was hit by a drone while flying over a neighborhood over Staten Island, New York City on Sept. 21.

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Photo: U.S. Army
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Irish Army tests RBS 70 air defense system

Posted in Air Defense, Army on September 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Irish Army tests RBS 70 air defense system

The Irish Army recently carried out test-firing of the RBS 70 and RBS 70 NG air defense systems. A total of ten missiles were fired at aerial and static surface targets.

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Photo: Saab

VMFA-121 practice hot-loading AIM-120

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During the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 1-18 in Yuma, Marines from VMFA-121 practice hot-loading the AIM-120 on the F-35B. During a hot-load, the engine of the aircraft is still running while ordnance is being attached.

U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 Load Ordnance on a F-35B Lightning II
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Koby Saunders

Germany and Norway place firm order for 5 A330 MRTTs

Posted in Air Force, Industry on September 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Germany and Norway place firm order for 5 A330 MRTTs

OCCAR РEurope’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programs Рhas placed an order for five Airbus A330 MRTT aerial tankers on behalf of Germany and Norway.

KC-30 A39-002 refuelling an USAF F-16 in 2015
By U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Not all Kiwis support Singapore’s deployment of fighters in New Zealand

Posted in Air Force on September 26th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Not all Kiwis support Singapore’s deployment of fighters in New Zealand

Singapore has completed its deployment of six F-16D+s to New Zealand’s Ohakea air base on Sept. 25. The local media reported that not all residents living nearby welcome the training exercise.


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