Archive for October 24th, 2017

34th FS deploying 12 F-35As to Japan in early November

Posted in Air Force on October 24th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on 34th FS deploying 12 F-35As to Japan in early November

The 34th Fighter Squadron will deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan with 12 F-35A fighters in early November, the Pacific Air Force announced on Oct. 23.

First F-35A local training sortie - 150917-F-EI321-217
By Alex R. Lloyd [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Czech Republic cleared to buy UH-1Y

Posted in Industry on October 24th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Czech Republic cleared to buy UH-1Y

The Czech Republic could become the first foreign operator of the Bell UH-1Y twin-engine, medium-sized utility helicopter after the Trump administrator cleared the sale of 12 rotorcraft on Oct. 23.

22nd MEU Marines mark aircraft, prevent corrosion 140316-M-HZ646-350
By Sgt. Austin Hazard (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1193193) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF refutes report on B-52s being put on 24-hour alert

Posted in Air Force on October 24th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF refutes report on B-52s being put on 24-hour alert

A report that nuclear-capable B-52 bombers are being put on 24-hour alert again since the the Cold War has been refuted by the U.S. Air Force.

B-52 shotgun startup
By Staff Sgt. Sean Martin [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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French Ministry of Finances blocks sale of 12 Rafales to Egypt

Posted in Air Force, Industry on October 24th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on French Ministry of Finances blocks sale of 12 Rafales to Egypt

A report by La Tribune says the French Ministry of Finances has blocked the sale of 12 Rafale fighters to Egypt.

Egyptian Air Force Rafale EM
AHMED XIV [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia’s RS-28 ICBM to be tested by end of the year

Posted in Space on October 24th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia’s RS-28 ICBM to be tested by end of the year

An article by Kommersant on Oct. 23 suggests that Russia is preparing to test-fire the new RS-28 liquid-fueled, MIRV-equipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by end of the year.

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