Archive for January 29th, 2018

Iraq has taken delivery of six T-50IQs

Posted in Air Force on January 29th, 2018 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The Iraqi Air Force has posted images of the KAI T-50IQ in Iraq on its social media accounts. The country has ordered 24 jets and based on the serial numbers shown in the photos, at least six jets are believed to have been delivered.

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Stratfor releases satellite images of Chinese, Indian military build-up near Doklam

Posted in Air Force, Space on January 29th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Stratfor has acquired satellite imagery of four airbases (two Chinese and two Indian) near the Doklam Plateau to highlight the build-up of forces by both sides since the Aug. 27 agreement. Hit the link below for the rest of the images.

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Video of RAAF EA-18G incident at Nellis AFB

Posted in Air Force on January 29th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A RAAF EA-18G caught fire during take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada on Jan. 27. KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas has a video of the incident.

IJN Type 89 Machine-gun Camera Kai 2 for sale

Posted in Heritage on January 29th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A rare Imperial Japanese Navy Type 89 Machine-gun Camera Kai 2 is for sale on eBay. This training device, shaped as a machine gun, is for teaching gunners.

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Canada to operate CF-18s till 2032

Posted in Air Force on January 29th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

At a recent industry day to outline Canada’s plan for a new fighter, industry representatives were told that the CF-18 will continue to operate till 2032.

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