Archive for October 17th, 2017

RAF pilot was about to launch for bombing mission when his AV-8B caught fire

Posted in Marines, Navy on October 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAF pilot was about to launch for bombing mission when his AV-8B caught fire

The accident investigation for a VMA-223 AV-8B that caught fire on board USS Kearsarge last year has been completed.

Flickr - Official U.S. Navy Imagery - Sailor assists AV-8B pilot.
By Official Navy Page from United States of America Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lacordrick Wilson/U.S. Navy (Sailor assists AV-8B pilot.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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JSOW C-1 is fully operational

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The U.S. Navy announced on Oct. 11 that the network-enabled Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 is now fully operational.

AGM154C1 hit
By US Navy (US Navy Naval Air Systems Command) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Embraer sold six A-29s to undisclosed customer

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Embraer says it has sold six A-29s to an undisclosed customer and the aircraft will be delivered by 2018.

A-29 Super Tucano (16213920636)
By US Air Force from USA (A-29 Super Tucano) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Ka-52 that strafed bystanders was involved in second incident 25 minutes later

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It has emerged that a Ka-52 attack helicopter that strafed bystanders during the Zapad military drills last month had another firing incident 25 minutes after the first occurrence.


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Hurricane Irma forces VFA-125 to shift carrier qualification testing

Posted in Navy on October 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Hurricane Irma forces VFA-125 to shift carrier qualification testing

VFA-125 has been forced to abandon its plan to carry out carrier qualification testing aboard USS Abraham Lincoln due to Hurricane Irma.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower operations 151004-N-QS750-108
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Dill (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2218556) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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