Archive for January 24th, 2018

USMC AH-1Z precautionary landing in Okinawa; 3rd such incident in a month

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A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z attack helicopter was forced to make a precautionary landing in Tonaki Village, Okinawa on Jan. 23. This is the third such incident involving a USMC helicopter in Okinawa prefecture.

Saab could cancel Gripen contract with Brazil over Boeing’s potential tie-up with Embrarer

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 24th, 2018 by alert5 – Comments Off on Saab could cancel Gripen contract with Brazil over Boeing’s potential tie-up with Embrarer

Brazilian daily Folha says CEO of Saab, Hakan Buskhe, will tell Brazil’s Defense Minister Raul Jungmann on Jan. 25 that his company could cancel the contract to supply Gripen fighters if there is a tie-up between Boeing and Embraer.

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Photo: Saab, CC0
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A-10s heading to Afghanistan

Posted in Air Force on January 24th, 2018 by alert5 – Comments Off on A-10s heading to Afghanistan

After a break of six-years, the U.S. Air Force is deploying the A-10 ground attack jet in Afghanistan.

Capt. Eric Fleming taxies an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Bagram Airfield
By U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan’s government offers $34 C-130 flights to outer islands

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Taiwan is planning to have the Air Force use its C-130s to ferry passengers to the outer islands of Penghu, Kinmen or Matsu next month during the Lunar New Year.

ROCAF C-130H 1319 Taking off from Hualien Air Force Base 20160813b
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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CAG-2 and CO VFA-2 completed their 1,000th trap together

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Capt. Tom Barber, Commander, Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) and Commander Jason Hutcherson, commanding officer of VFA-2, completed their 1,000th trap on a carrier on this F/A-18F on Jan. 18.

FA-18F Super Hornet of VFA-2 lands aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on 18 January 2018 (180118-N-VL427-0342)
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Eleanor D. Vara [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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