Archive for December 9th, 2017

F-22 damaged during touch-and-go nearing end of six-year repair job

Posted in Air Force on December 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on F-22 damaged during touch-and-go nearing end of six-year repair job

A F-22, # 02-4037, was badly damaged when it failed to lift off during a touch-and-go at Tyndall Air Force base in 2012. The jet will soon be servicable again next March after a six-year repair job.

Raptor F-22 27th
By Technical Sergeant Ben Bloker (USAF) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia will soon deliver S-400 to China

Posted in Air Defense on December 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia will soon deliver S-400 to China

Sergey Chemezov, the General Director of Rostec, told TASS that delivery of the S-400 air defense missile system to China will “start in the near future.”

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
By ru:Участник:Goodvint (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.S. Air Force completes delivery of 24 F-16s to Indonesia

Posted in Air Force on December 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Air Force completes delivery of 24 F-16s to Indonesia

The U.S. Air Force announced on Dec. 6 that the Ogden Air Logistics Complex has completed regeneration work on the last six F-16C Block 25s for Indonesia.

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron F-16 test pilot, makes a high speed pass in an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on Nov. 21 during a functional check flight on the aircraft. This is the 24th F-16 to receive a complete refurbishment at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex as part of a foreign military sales contract with the Indonesian government.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron F-16 test pilot, makes a high speed pass in an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on Nov. 21 during a functional check flight on the aircraft. This is the 24th F-16 to receive a complete refurbishment at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex as part of a foreign military sales contract with the Indonesian government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)


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USN skippers aren’t sure on the full capabilities of their ship’s weapon systems

Posted in Navy on December 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on USN skippers aren’t sure on the full capabilities of their ship’s weapon systems

One of the invited speakers at the Defense Forum Washington conference on Dec. 4 was former Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work. Work cautioned that current U.S. Navy skippers are not fully aware of the capabilities of their ship’s weapon systems due to lack of training.

US Navy 090730-N-XXXXX-001 The Aegis-class destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) launches a standard missile (SM) 3 Blk IA
By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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