Archive for November 14th, 2017

British F-35Bs train with Kfirs

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

Airborne Tactical Advantage Company brought its Kfirs to MCAS Beaufort on Nov. 6 for two weeks of training with pilots from VMFAT-501. Interestingly, the F-35Bs sport British roundels.

An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Nov. 6. The Airborne Tactical Advantage Company is training with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 for the next two weeks to support new and transition pilots in their certification for the F-35B. The pilot is with VMFAT-501, Marine Aircraft Group 31.

An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Nov. 6. The Airborne Tactical Advantage Company is training with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 for the next two weeks to support new and transition pilots in their certification for the F-35B. The pilot is with VMFAT-501, Marine Aircraft Group 31.


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Japan to delay decision on F-3

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

Reuters has been told by four sources that Japan has decided to postpone a decision for the F-3 fighter program.

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Medal of Honor recipient, Thomas J. Hudner has died

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

Retired Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, the only U.S. Naval Aviator to be awarded the Medal of Honor in the Korean War, has died on Nov. 13.

Thomas J. Hudner 2008
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O’Brien [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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