Archive for December 18th, 2017

VMU-3 participated in Battle of Marawi?

Posted in Marines, UAV on December 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on VMU-3 participated in Battle of Marawi?

Two U.S. Marines Corp unmanned aerial system (UAS) operators assigned to VMU-3 recently received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Remote Impact (“R”) Device for providing support during combat operations overseas.

Sgt. Ethan Mintus and Sgt. Joseph Latsch, both unmanned aerial system (UAS) operators with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3 (VMU-3), wait to be awarded during a ceremony at Hangar 103, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Dec. 11, 2017. They were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with the newly authorized Remote Impact (“R”) Device for their performance during combat operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)

Sgt. Ethan Mintus and Sgt. Joseph Latsch, both unmanned aerial system (UAS) operators with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3 (VMU-3), wait to be awarded during a ceremony at Hangar 103, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Dec. 11, 2017. They were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with the newly authorized Remote Impact (“R”) Device for their performance during combat operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)


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Sunset flight for Indian Air Force’s Mi-8

Posted in Air Force on December 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Sunset flight for Indian Air Force’s Mi-8

The Indian Air Force has phased out the Mi-8 helicopter on Dec. 17 with the last four rotorcraft making a sunset flight at Yelahanka Air Force Station.


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India starts BrahMos modifications on 40 Su-30MKIs

Posted in Air Force on December 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on India starts BrahMos modifications on 40 Su-30MKIs

Following the successful firing of a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Su-30MKI, India is said to have started the process of modifying 40 Su-30MKIs to carry the weapon.


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