Archive for January 19th, 2018

TA-4 for sale

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Watch how the JMSDF rescues a downed pilot using the US-2

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Surplus USMC AH-1Ws up for sale

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The U.S. government intends to sell away surplus AH-1W attack helicopters used by the Marine Corps via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) or Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) route, Jane’s reports.

A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Cobra from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 flies over Mackinaw City, Mich. during Northern Strike on Aug. 5, 2017. Northern Strike  is a joint exercise hosted by the Michigan Air National Guard that emphasizes on close air support and joint fire support to enhance combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody J. Ohira)

A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Cobra from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 flies over Mackinaw City, Mich. during Northern Strike on Aug. 5, 2017. Northern Strike is a joint exercise hosted by the Michigan Air National Guard that emphasizes on close air support and joint fire support to enhance combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody J. Ohira)


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Qatar-U.K. operational squadron to secure skies during World Cup 2022

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 19th, 2018 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah disclosed during his speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London that a joint Qatar-U.K. operational squadron will help protect the airspace during World Cup 2022 in Doha.

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Photo: Royal Air Force
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American F-16C/D pilots will soon be hearing 3D audio in their cockpit

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 19th, 2018 by alert5 – Comments Off on American F-16C/D pilots will soon be hearing 3D audio in their cockpit

Terma North America Inc. has been given a $44 million contract by the Pentagon to modify the U.S. Air Force’s F-16C/D fleet with a 3D audio system.

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By U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos (130107-F-VY794-043) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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