Archive for January 5th, 2018

Construction of China’s third aircraft carrier has started

Posted in Industry, Navy on January 5th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post says China has started the construction of its third aircraft carrier at a Shanghai shipyard since last year.

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CMV-22B IOC set for September 2020

Posted in Navy on January 5th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The CMV-22B will reach initial operational capability in September 2020, a draft environmental assessment by the U.S. Navy has disclosed.

U.S. Sailors move into position to refuel a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Operation Damayan in the Philippine Sea 131117-N-XN177-028
By MC3 Peter Burghart [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Aurora Flight Sciences to certify Orion UAV

Posted in Air Force, Industry, UAV on January 5th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Aurora Flight Sciences has received a $48 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to certify the Orion unmanned aerial vehicle.

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Photo: Aurora Flight Sciences