Archive for January 9th, 2018

Photos of RTAF T-50TH stopover in Taiwan

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 9th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Thank you Mr Chin for sharing with us photos of two Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) T-50THs’ overnight stopover in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The jets left this morning at 0925 hrs.

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Secretive Zuma payload said to have failed to reach orbit

Posted in Space on January 9th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

SpaceX successfully launch the Zuma payload on its Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 8 but now there are rumors that the payload failed to reach orbit and fell back to Earth together with the upper stage of the Falcon.

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IISS: Buying both Eurofighter and F-35 could be possible solution for Germany

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 9th, 2018 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Douglas Barrie of IISS says Germany needs the F-35 in order to fulfill the nuclear deterrence role under NATO as the Eurofighter is not certified to drop the American B61 thermonuclear weapon.

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RTAF’s first two T-50TH are on their way home, currently in Taiwan

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 9th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The first two T-50TH jet trainers for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) are on their way back home. Sources in Taiwan said the two jets arrived in Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport, Taiwan around 3pm local time on Jan. 8. They are expected to depart for Thailand after an overnight stay in Taiwan.