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Future British military pilots will learn to fly using the G120TP, T-6C and Phenom 100

Posted in Uncategorized on February 3rd, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The British Ministry of Defense has awarded the KBR-Elbit Systems joint-venture the contract for fixed-wing portion of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS).

G120TP - Air-to-Air
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Has budget cuts lead to more U.S. military helicopter crashes?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Stars and Stripes takes a look at whether budget cuts by the U.S. Congress and the White House have lead to an increase in helicopter crashes involving all the branches of the U.S. military.

HMH-463 Memorial Ceremony 2016
U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Maximiliano
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AV-8B that sustained battle damage during Taliban attack is back flying again

Posted in Uncategorized on January 13th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

AV-8B BuNo. 165588 have several bullet holes in its fuselage when it arrived at Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point three years ago after the deadly Taliban raid on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

AV-8B Harrier II Plus - VMA-311 - BuNo 165588
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38 North’s latest analysis on North Korea’s SSB program

Posted in Uncategorized on January 6th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said the latest satellite photos taken two weeks ago suggest the Sinpo-class ballistic missile submarine (SSB) remains seaworthy and there were signs of testing activity near the submarine.

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Philippines to lodge protest with China over test flight at Fiery Cross Reef

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Two Philippine officials said separately that Manila will be lodging a protest with China over the recent test flight at Fiery Cross Reef in South China Sea.

Fiery Cross Reef
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