Archive for January 4th, 2018

AeroVironment in joint venture with Softbank to develop solar-powered HALE UAS

Posted in Industry, UAV on January 4th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

American aerospace company AeroVironment has entered into a joint venture with Japan’s Softbank to develop solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial operations.

SoftBank Hankyu-Ibaraki
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Indonesia’s ex-Air Force chief questioned by graft busters

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 4th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The former Indonesian Air Force chief of staff Agus Supriatna turned up at Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission on Jan. 3 to answer questions regarding the purchase of a AW101 helicopter.


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SpaceX will attempt to launch Zuma payload on Jan. 5

Posted in Industry, Space on January 4th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

SpaceX will be making an bid to send the top-secret Zuma payload into low Earth orbit on Jan. 5. The previous attempt to do that last November was canceled by the space launch company.

SES-10 Launch - world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket (32915198904)
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Bangladesh Mi-171Sh crashes with high-ranking Kuwaiti officers on board

Posted in Air Force on January 4th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Kuwait Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammad Al-Khuder and Kuwait Naval Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Khalid Mahmud Abdullah escaped serious injuries when their Bangladesh Air Force Mi-171Sh helicopter crashed inside a Border Guard Bangladesh camp in Sreemangal town on Jan. 3.

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Photo: Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense
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Denmark to take over NATO Air Policing mission in Baltic next week

Posted in Air Force on January 4th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Denmark will send F-16s to Zokniai air base in Lithuania on Jan. 5 as it takes over the NATO Air Policing mission from the U.S. F-15 contingent there.

F16 - RIAT 2008 (3183643165)
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