Archive for November 30th, 2017

First Il78M-90A aerial tanker rolled out

Posted in Industry on November 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

RoKAF F-16 dropped Spice 2000 PGM in East Sea shortly after North Korea launched Hwasong-15 ICBM

Posted in Air Force on November 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

South Korea’s military was well prepared for North Korea’s launch of Hwasong-15 ICBM on Nov. 29. Six minutes after the missile lifted off, the South launched a 20-minute live-fire drill starting from 0323hrs.


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Commander of USAF Thunderbirds removed from post

Posted in Air Force on November 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The commanding officer of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team, Lt. Col. Jason Heard, has been removed from his post by Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt.

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Finland to start search for medium-range air defense missile system

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on November 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A senior officer with the Finnish Air Force says the service will soon start a search for a new medium-range air defense missile system that has twice the range of the NASAMS.

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Poland initiates study to replace MiG-29 and Su-22

Posted in Air Force on November 30th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Poland has launched a market survey for a new fighter to replace its MiG-29 and Su-22 fleet. Potential bidders must respond by Dec. 18.

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By kevinmcgill from Edinburgh, United Kingdom (KAM_3013) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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