Archive for December 5th, 2017

Japan mulls strike variant of F-15J; to be armed with JASSM-ER

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 5th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Yomiuri Shimbun said today that Tokyo is exploring the possibility of modifying the F-15J all-weather air superiority fighter to give it a ground strike capability.

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By 航空自衛隊 [GJSTUv1], via Wikimedia Commons
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Apparently, Patriot system failed to intercept Scud fired at Riyadh’s airport

Posted in Air Defense, Space on December 5th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A group of experts have concluded that the American Patriot air defense missile system failed to intercept a Burqan-2, a variant of the Scud missile, fired at Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid international airport in Riyadh on Nov. 4.


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F-22 saves fuel by flying faster

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The U.S. Air Force found out that the F-22 can save fuel by flying faster on ferry flights during an experiment carried out on Aug. 13.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Corrie Poland
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Satellite photos show alleged Israeli airstrike outside Damascus

Posted in Air Force, Space on December 5th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

An alleged Israeli airstrike inside Syria is said to have taken place over the weekend and ImageSat International has published photos of the aftermath taken by its EROS-B satellite.

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T-6 back flying at Vance AFB to investigate hypoxia issues

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T-6 Texan IIs assigned to Vance Air Force Base are back in the air but not for training missions as the base is still working with Air Education and Training Command to determine the cause of hypoxia issues reported last month.

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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