Archive for December 16th, 2017

Russian military observers Ørland air base, saw Norway’s F-35

Posted in Air Force on December 16th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russian military observers Ørland air base, saw Norway’s F-35

Three Russian military observers were allowed into Norway’s Ørland air base and see the newly-arrived F-35.

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Photo: Forsvaret
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Russia is working on VTOL fighter to replace MiG-29, Su-33

Posted in Industry on December 16th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia is working on VTOL fighter to replace MiG-29, Su-33

Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defense Yuri Borisov was quoted by Zvezda last month that Russia is working on a new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that will replace the MiG-29 and Su-33.

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By Alf van Beem (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.S. reported to be asking for $1.62 billion to upgrade HAF’s F-16s

Posted in Air Force on December 16th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. reported to be asking for $1.62 billion to upgrade HAF’s F-16s

Greek daily Kathimerini reports that Washington is asking Athens to pay $1.62 billion in order to upgrade 85 F-16s to Block 70 standard.

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Tim Felce [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF’s last operational KB-50J is moving to a new home

Posted in Heritage on December 16th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF’s last operational KB-50J is moving to a new home

Folks over at Warbird News says the KB-50J Superfortress, #49-0389, on display at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida is being dismantled for a long road trip to the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, Delaware.

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By Valder137 [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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