Archive for November 6th, 2017

Watch PLAAF August 1st aerobatic team departing China for Dubai airshow

Posted in Air Force, Airshow on November 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) August 1st aerobatic team has left China for the Dubai airshow on Nov. 5. The team will make the 7,000km trip with support from two Il76s. This is the team’s first appearance in the Middle East.


Video: PLA

2nd F-35A B-course training at Mountain Home AFB

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The 62nd Fighter Squadron, assigned to Luke Air Force Base, traveled to Mountain Home Air Force Base in late October to train the second F-35A Basic Course.


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Ex-USAF airman opened fired inside church in Texas, 26 killed

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A gunman opened fire inside a church in Texas on Nov. 5 and CBS reports that the suspect is a former U.S. Air Force member who was court martialed in May 2014 and dishonorably discharged.


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Indonesia has failed to pay KF-X fees

Posted in Industry, Research on November 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A South Korean lawmaker has exposed that Indonesia’s state-owned PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has failed to pay $124.5 million for the participation in the KF-X fighter program.

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Photo: DAPA
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USN orders 196 Tomahawks

Posted in Industry, Navy on November 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy has placed an order worth $260 million for 196 Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles. This contract provides for the procurement of spare parts and support for the U.K. as well.

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By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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