Archive for January, 2018

Incident involving Bulgaria’s C-27J

Posted in Air Force on January 21st, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Bulgaria’s fleet of three C-27Js are all unable to fly after the last serviceable aircraft was involved in an accident at Graf Ignatievo Airport on Jan. 20.

Alenia C-27J Spartan, Bulgaria - Air Force JP7136157
By Aldo Bidini [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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India to test 800-km range BrahMos later this year

Posted in Research on January 21st, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

India is working on increasing the range of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to 800km and this variant will be tested by this year.

Indian Army's BrahMos Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL) (2)
By Anirvan Shukla (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Japan deploying its F-35A at Misawa this month

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 21st, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Japan is ready to deploy the F-35A and the first aircraft will go to Misawa airbase this month, NHK reports.

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911th Airlift Wing’s final C-130 deployment

Posted in Air Force on January 21st, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Four C-130Hs assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing has returned home to Pittsburgh after a four-month deployment to Qatar. This is the final C-130 deployment for the unit as it will be transitioning to the C-17 later this year.


Video: 911th Airlift Wing

China’s S-400 components damaged by storm during delivery

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on January 21st, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A ship carrying components for China’s first S-400 air defense missile system encountered a heavy storm and the components were damaged.

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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