Archive for January 22nd, 2018

Taiwan to stand up second AH-64E unit middle of this year

Posted in Army on January 22nd, 2018 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan to stand up second AH-64E unit middle of this year

Taiwan is expected to stand up a second AH-64E unit within the Army’s 601st Brigade in Taoyuan district, United Daily News reports.

ROCA AH-64E 816 Display at Hukou Camp Right Rear View 20140329
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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French Navy to retire Alouette III and lease civilian helicopters

Posted in Navy on January 22nd, 2018 by alert5 – Comments Off on French Navy to retire Alouette III and lease civilian helicopters

The French Navy is not waiting for the Airbus H160 to be inducted as the replacement for its Alouette III fleet and will go ahead and replace them using leased civilian helicopters.

USS San Jacinto conducts flight operations. (11855347473)
By Official U.S. Navy Page from United States of America MC3 Preston Paglinawan/U.S. Navy (USS San Jacinto conducts flight operations.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USMC operating F-35B on sloped landing pads

Posted in Marines on January 22nd, 2018 by alert5 – Comments Off on USMC operating F-35B on sloped landing pads

The U.S. Marine Corps has constructed sloped landing pads of various gradients at MCALF Bogue in order to gauge how the F-35B performs on such surfaces.


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