Archive for February 14th, 2018

MQ-25A won’t be operating off a carrier until 2026

Posted in MQ-X, Navy, UAV on February 14th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

In its Fiscal Year 2019 budget briefing on Feb. 12, the U.S. Navy has laid out the latest road map for its acquisition of the MQ-25A carrier-borne unmanned aerial tanker.

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Graphic: Lockheed Martin
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Stratfor on Japan and South Korea’s aircraft carrier plans

Posted in Navy on February 14th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

American thinktank Stratfor commented that Japan and South Korea will face limitations in the pursue of an aircraft carrier program due to limited resources.

DDH-183いずも型護衛艦
By Kaijō Jieitai (海上自衛隊 / Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) (http://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/formal/jmp/201612.html) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan MND refuses to comment on report that it plans to buy F-15 or F/A-18

Posted in Air Force, Industry on February 14th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A recent article by Taiwan’s Up Media says the island is evaluating a plan to buy the Boeing F-15 or F/A-18 as a replacement for the Mirage 2000.

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Graphic: Boeing
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Sweden might ground NH90 TTH due to high operating costs

Posted in Air Force on February 14th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A news report from Sweden says the country might ground nine of its NH90 TTH helicopters due to high operating costs.

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Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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First U.S. Army pilot to fly Bell V-280

Posted in Army, Industry on February 14th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Chief Warrant Officer 3, Tom Wiggins, of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command made history on Feb. 7 by becoming the first person in his service to fly the Bell V-280.

Bell V-280 HeliExpo 2016
By Chris.w.braun (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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