Archive for December, 2017

MUST Watch: A-10s over Afghanistan

Posted in Air Force on December 31st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on MUST Watch: A-10s over Afghanistan

RAAF Base Darwin was on “increased readiness” when Russian bombers were in Indonesia

Posted in Air Force on December 31st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAAF Base Darwin was on “increased readiness” when Russian bombers were in Indonesia

Personnel at RAAF Base Darwin were operating at “increased readiness” earlier this month when a pair of Russian Tu-95MS bombers were in neighboring Indonesia.


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Taiwan to launch production of Teng Yun MALE UAV

Posted in Industry, UAV on December 31st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan to launch production of Teng Yun MALE UAV

At the year end press conference for Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, President Tsai Ing-wen announced that the Teng Yun medium-altitude long-endurance UAV (MALE UAV) is ready for production.


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USS Wasp makes port call in Hawaii as the ship sails towards Japan

Posted in Navy on December 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on USS Wasp makes port call in Hawaii as the ship sails towards Japan

USS Wasp arrived in Hawaii on Dec. 28 to make a port call. The ship is making its way to Japan to replace USS Bonhomme Richard as the 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship.

US Navy 071004-N-1189B-012 U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263, Marine Aircraft Group 29, prepare for flight on the deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary L. Borden [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indian Air Force retires MiG-21 T-96, MiG-27ML

Posted in Air Force on December 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indian Air Force retires MiG-21 T-96, MiG-27ML

The Indian Air Force retired the MiG-21 T-96 and MiG-27ML on Dec.29. The final flight of the MiG-21 T-96 was flown by air force chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa at Nal airbase in Rajasthan.


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