Archive for October 28th, 2017

F-35Bs, F/A-18s based in Japan carried out night refueling exercise

Posted in Marines on October 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Together with KC-130J tankers from VMGR-152, F-35B and F/A-18 pilots assigned to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan practiced nighttime aerial refueling exercise Oct. 25-26.

An F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 based out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, conducts a nighttime aerial refueling training operation with a KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 based out of MCAS Iwakuni Oct. 25, 2017. The training was conducted at night to improve operational readiness and enhance pilot proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)

An F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 based out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, conducts a nighttime aerial refueling training operation with a KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 based out of MCAS Iwakuni Oct. 25, 2017. The training was conducted at night to improve operational readiness and enhance pilot proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)


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Gripen E goes supersonic

Posted in Industry on October 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Saab annonced that its new Gripen E fighter has recently gone supersonic during a test flight over the Baltic Sea.


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Australia sending P-8A, MH-60R for exercise with South Korea

Posted in Navy on October 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A joint exercise between the navies of Australia and South Korea will take place next week. Exercise Haedori-Wallaby will see Australia deploying its P-8A and MH-60R assets to the Korean peninsular.

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RAN MH-60R badly damaged

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A Royal Australian Navy (RAN) MH-60R naval helicopter was badly damaged inside the hangar of HMAS Warramunga on Oct. 9.

Rear view of N48-005 at the 2016 ADFA Open Day
By Nick-D (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia researching on 600-ton ekranoplan for missions in Arctic and Pacific

Posted in Research on October 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A report from Izvestia says Russia is researching on a new ekranoplan – aka ground effect vehicle – that can perform rescue missions and resupply remote bases in Arctic and Pacific.

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By Fred Schaerli (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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