Archive for November 19th, 2017

Watch the belly landing of RMAF C-130

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A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) C-130 was forced to make an emergency belly landing at Labuan airport on Nov. 18 after the undercarriage failed.


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T-6A grounded at Vance AFB after pilots report “physiological incidents”

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The 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base has placed its T-6A fleet on Nov. 15 after four episodes of physiological incidents on the aircraft.

Raytheon T-6 Texan II (317851183)
By Cory W. Watts from Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America (Raytheon T-6 Texan II) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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A-100 has flown

Posted in Industry on November 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Russia’s A-100 airborne early warning and control aircraft has made its maiden flight on Nov. 18.

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Photo: UAC
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Tu-22M3 modernization to start from next year

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CEO of Tupolev, Alexander Konyukhov, told TASS that his firm will begin the modernization of the Tu-22M3 supersonic bomber next year.

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By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (TU-22M3) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Serbian paratroopers jump from American C-130

Posted in Air Force, Army on November 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Paratroopers from Serbian Army’s 63rd Parachute Brigade joined American paratroopers from the Able Co. 2nd Bn., 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade during Exercise Double Eagle 17 in Serbia.

KOVIN, Serbia -- Paratroopers from Able Co. 2nd Bn., 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct an Airborne insertion exercise with Paratroopers from Serbian Army's 63rd Parachute Brigade during Exercise Double Eagle 17. Exercise Double Eagle is a multi-national company-level airborne insertion exercise intending to enhance the relationship between the U.S. and Serbia, and strengthen regional security.

KOVIN, Serbia — Paratroopers from Able Co. 2nd Bn., 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct an Airborne insertion exercise with Paratroopers from Serbian Army’s 63rd Parachute Brigade during Exercise Double Eagle 17. Exercise Double Eagle is a multi-national company-level airborne insertion exercise intending to enhance the relationship between the U.S. and Serbia, and strengthen regional security.


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