Archive for November 14th, 2017

Thousands without electricity in Netherlands after Apache hits transmission cable

Posted in Air Force on November 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Dutch Apache helicopter – participating in exercise Decisive Thunder 2017 – struck a electrical transmission tower and high-voltage cables on the night of Nov. 13.


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RAND: Declaring a ADIZ in South China Sea could work against Chinese strategic goals there

Posted in Air Defense on November 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Edmund J. Burke and Astrid Stuth Cevallos from American think tank RAND have completed their study on China’s approach to Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in theory and practice.

JADIZ and CADIZ and KADIZ in East China Sea
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) [CC BY-SA 2.0 or ODbL], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.S.-based company invests $150 million to resume production of An-74

Posted in Airshow, Industry on November 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U.S.-based Oriole Capital Group reached an agreement with Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company of Ukraine to resume the production of the An-74.

Antonov An-74TK-200VIP, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine AN1532079
By Oleg V. Belyakov – AirTeamImages [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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South Korean AH-64Es carried out first live-firing of AGM-114

Posted in Army on November 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Eight South Korean AH-64Es participated in the first live-firing of the AGM-114 air-to-surface missile at a range off the western coastal city of Gunsan on Nov. 13.

Tupolev says it keep getting requests to convert supersonic bombers into private business jets

Posted in Industry on November 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Tupolev Deputy CEO for Design and R&D, Valery Solozobov, told TASS that his company has received requests from wealthy individuals to convert the firm’s supersonic bombers into private business jets.

Tupolev Tu-160 overflying Moscow fix
By Alex Beltyukov [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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