Archive for February 12th, 2018

RAND’s guidebook on PLA’s system confrontation approach to warfighting

Posted in Air Force, Army, Navy on February 12th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) current mindset on warfare revolves around the concept of systems confrontation as key to defeating the enemy. RAND has published this guidebook on this emerging topic. Hit the link below for the source.

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F-16 from 162 Wing strikes cable

Posted in Air Force on February 12th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A F-16 assigned to the 162 Wing struck a cable on Feb. 11 about 10 a.m. near Black Canyon City. The jet later landed safely at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Arizona ANG F16 GrandCanyon
By James Haseltine [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Spending a day with Vietnamese fighter ace

Posted in Heritage on February 12th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Nguyễn Văn Bảy is recognized by both Vietnam and U.S. Air Forces for at least five aerial victories against American warplanes during the Vietnam War. VN Express managed to locate his farm in the Mekong Delta to observe his daily routine as a farmer these days.

BAE Systems to upgrade HUD for UAE F-16s

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Lockheed Martin has selected BAE Systems to modernize the head-up displays (HUD) on UAE’s F-16 fleet, BAE announced on Feb. 8.

Lockheed Martin F-16E Fighting Falcon, United Arab Emirates - Air Force AN1299863
By Konstantin von Wedelstaedt [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Su-30MKM GoPro cockpit video for #SGAirshow

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