Archive for October 15th, 2017

Ukraine wants to auction off Libyan An-124

Posted in Industry on October 15th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Ukraine wants to auction off Libyan An-124

State-owned Antonov is seeking to auction away a An-124 that was formerly operated by the Libyan Arab Air Cargo.

Libyan Aircargo AN124-100 5A-DKL (6431960773)
By Bob Adams from George, South Africa (Libyan Aircargo AN124-100 5A-DKL) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Azerbaijan test-fires Buk-MB air defense missile system

Posted in Air Defense on October 15th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Azerbaijan test-fires Buk-MB air defense missile system

French Army-chartered plane crashes off Ivory Coast

Posted in Army on October 15th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on French Army-chartered plane crashes off Ivory Coast

A cargo plane chartered by the French Army crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast’s Abidjan on Oct. 14.


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USS Monterey making unscheduled deployment to fix BMD woes in Pacific

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on October 15th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on USS Monterey making unscheduled deployment to fix BMD woes in Pacific

USS Monterey, a guided-missile cruiser, is making an unscheduled deployment on Oct. 16 to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas so that USS O’Kane can be deployed to the 7th Fleet.

The guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) arrives in Porto Palermo, Albania, April 28, 2013, to participate in an exercise with the Albanian navy 130428-N-QL471-228
By MC3 Billy Ho [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Out of control Chinese space station crashing back to Earth

Posted in Space on October 15th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Out of control Chinese space station crashing back to Earth

The Chinese authorities has informed the United Nations that its Tiangong-1 space station will soon de-orbit and crash back to Earth.

Tiangong 1 drawing
By: Craigboyderivative work: Jon C (Tiangong_1_drawing.png) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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