Archive for January 12th, 2018

Boeing unveils new unmanned cargo air vehicle prototype

Posted in Industry, Research, UAV on January 12th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U.S. Army teaching soldiers how to operate FIM-92 for first time in nearly 15 years

Posted in Air Defense, Army on January 12th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Army has recognized a need to train soldiers on how to operate the FIM-92 Man-Portable Air-Defense System (MANPADS) and approximately 50 observer coach trainers (OCT’s) attended their own training on the Stinger system at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany on Jan. 10.

U.S. Army Capt. Richard Tran, an air defense officer, and an observer coach trainer with the Warhog Team, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, trains with an FIM-92 Stinger Man-Portable, Air Defense Missile System at the Hohenfels Training Area, Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 10, 2018. The training was in preperation of future rotational exercises where the OCT's will start evaluating two-man Stinger Teams for the first time in approximately 15  years. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)

U.S. Army Capt. Richard Tran, an air defense officer, and an observer coach trainer with the Warhog Team, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, trains with an FIM-92 Stinger Man-Portable, Air Defense Missile System at the Hohenfels Training Area, Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 10, 2018. The training was in preperation of future rotational exercises where the OCT’s will start evaluating two-man Stinger Teams for the first time in approximately 15 years. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)

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British Army to retire Lynx on Jan. 16

Posted in Army on January 12th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The British Army is set to retire its last Lynx helicopter on Jan. 16, Flight Global reports.

ZE 375 RAF Army Westland Lynx AH9A (9415013613)
By happy days photos and art (ZE 375 RAF Army Westland Lynx AH9A) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Onodera: Japan’s Aegis Ashore systems will deal with cruise missiles as well

Posted in Air Defense on January 12th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters after visiting the Aegis Ashore test facility in Hawaii that both sites that Japan plans to build will have the capability to deal with cruise missiles and other missiles.

Turkey wants to train its pilots in South Korea

Posted in Air Force on January 12th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Gen. Lee Wang-keun, South Korea’s chief of air force, is on a trip to turkey and Yonhap said that he will discuss Turkey’s request to train its pilot in South Korea.

Demonstration Flight of ROKAF New Light Trainer KT-1 'Woongbi'
By Doo Ho Kim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/titicat/4016854202) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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