Archive for January 27th, 2018

Singapore’s A330 MRTT visits Eindhoven

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 27th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Jane’s reported on Jan. 26 that an Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) was in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Jan. 23. Video posted on YouTube shows the jet being a MRTT that will be delivered to Singapore.

Jane’s: UAE operating Wing Loong II

Posted in Air Force, UAV on January 27th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Jan. 26 report by Christopher Biggers for Jane’s says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the first export customer of the Chinese-made Wing Loong II.

Wing Loong II side view
By Mztourist (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Former COMPACFLT says U.S. should sell aerial tankers to Taiwan

Posted in Air Force on January 27th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

In this op-ed on Washington Times, former Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), James A. Lyons and Richard D. Fisher Jr. said the Trump administration should consider selling aerial refueling tankers to Taiwan.

James A Lyons Jr
By U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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RoKAF Black Eagles arrival in Taiwan

Posted in Air Force, Airshow on January 27th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

114th FW testing out new digital eyepiece

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F-16 pilots assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing are testing out a new digital eyepiece (DEP) add-on system for their night-vision goggles (NVG).

Master Sgt. Josh Sells, 114th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, attached a digital eyepiece add-on to a helmet at March Air Reserve Base, CA, Jan. 17. This upgrade highlights the Air Guard's push toward full spectrum readiness by improving current war fighting equipment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Olson)

Master Sgt. Josh Sells, 114th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, attached a digital eyepiece add-on to a helmet at March Air Reserve Base, CA, Jan. 17. This upgrade highlights the Air Guard’s push toward full spectrum readiness by improving current war fighting equipment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Olson)


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