Archive for February 2nd, 2018

CO of VMM-265 fired

Posted in Marines on February 2nd, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Marine Corps Times reported that the commanding officer of VMM-265 was fired by Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, the commanding officer of the 1st Marine Air Wing on Jan. 26.

Triple Threat (34818997973)
By Marines from Arlington, VA, United States Lance Cpl. Amy Phan/31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Triple Threat) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Italian Navy F-35B arrives at NAS Patuxent River

Posted in Navy on February 2nd, 2018 by alert5 – 1 Comment

A Italian Navy F-35B assembled in Italy has flown across the Atlantic and arrived at NAS Patuxent River on Jan. 31.

First Italian F-35B arrives at NAS Pax River
Photo By Dane Wiedmann
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PLAAF GX-4 command post said to have crashed

Posted in Air Force on February 2nd, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

An aircraft from the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) crashed in Guizhou on Jan. 29 and it is said that the plane was a GX-4 C3I command post and battlefield surveillance aircraft.

PLANAF-GX4-01
By 日本防衛省統合幕僚監部 [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Another video of the EP-3 intercept by Russian Su-27

Posted in Air Force, Navy on February 2nd, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment


Video: USN

LCH flies with indigenous flight control system

Posted in Industry on February 2nd, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has replaced the Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) on its Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and flown it.

HAL LCH
By Anand t83 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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