Archive for January 25th, 2018

Development contract for AARGM-ER

Posted in Industry, Navy on January 25th, 2018 by alert5 – Comments Off on Development contract for AARGM-ER

Orbital ATK has been awarded a developmental contract by the U.S. Navy for Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) upgrade.

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By David Monniaux (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.0 fr], via Wikimedia Commons
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Aviation Week: Indonesia keen on buying Western fighters

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Two industry sources in Indonesia told Aviation Week that Jakarta are in talks with Western fighter manufacturers on a potential order for new aircraft.

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RAAF KC-30A had near miss with British fighters over Iraq

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The Australian reports that a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) KC-30A tanker flying over Iraq in March 2016 had a near miss with two British Eurofighters.

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By BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Abe: Japan has flown protective mission for U.S. military aircraft

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Diet on Jan. 22 that the Japan Self-Defense Force has flown protective mission for U.S. military aircraft.

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, fly alongside a Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2s over the vicinity of the East China Sea, Oct. 21, 2017. Following the flight with Koku Jieitai the Lancers continued on to participate in a flyover for the 2017 Seoul Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea. (photo courtesy of Koku Jieitai [Japan Air Self-Defense Force])

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, fly alongside a Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2s over the vicinity of the East China Sea, Oct. 21, 2017. Following the flight with Koku Jieitai the Lancers continued on to participate in a flyover for the 2017 Seoul Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea. (photo courtesy of Koku Jieitai [Japan Air Self-Defense Force])


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Drone found at NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base

Posted in Air Force, UAV on January 25th, 2018 by alert5 – Comments Off on Drone found at NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base

A Promark Drone P70-CW was found abandoned on a taxiway inside NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base by a F-16 pilot on Jan. 6.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, taxis after landing at Bagram Airfield, Parwan province, Afghanistan, March 7, 2014 140307-F-YY948-086
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