Archive for September 30th, 2017

Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21B makes maiden flight

Posted in Industry, Navy on September 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Brazilian Navy’s upgraded Super Lynx Mk21B naval helicopter has made its maiden flight at Leonardo’s Yeovil facility, in southwest England, on Sept. 28.

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Photo: Leonardo
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Osprey destroyed after hard landing in Syria

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U.S. Central Command disclosed that a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft had made a hard landing in an undisclosed location in the Middle East on Sept. 29.

V-22 Osprey refueling
By U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Joe Kane [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Germany requests classified briefing on F-15, F/A-18E/F

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The German defense ministry has requested for a classified briefing on the capabilities of Boeing’s F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighters, Reuters is reporting.

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By U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Debbie Hernandez [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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HMHT-302 flew eight-ship formation flight

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To celebrate the squadron’s achievement of meeting the training requirement for FY 17, HMHT-302 launched eight CH-53s for a formation flight from MCAS New River to MCAS Cherry Point and back.


Video by Lance Cpl. Justin Roux

Romania in advanced talks to buy 36 F-16s from U.S.

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Romania’s Defense Minister Mihai Fifor diclosed on Sept. 27 that his country is in advanced talks to buy another 36 F-16s from the United States.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton
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