Final Royal Navy Sea King deployment in Europe

Posted in Air Force, Navy on February 24th, 2018 Be the first to comment

The Royal Navy has deployed its Sea King helicopter to Europe for the last time with one Sea King Mk7 “eyes in the sky” traveling to Leeuwarden airbase, Netherlands recently.

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Kennedy aircraft carrier 70% structurally complete

Posted in Industry, Navy on February 24th, 2018 Be the first to comment

The future nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is now 70 percent complete, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Feb. 22.

Sweden cleared to buy Patriot air defense missile system

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on February 24th, 2018 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential Foreign Military Sale to Sweden of Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units for an estimated cost of $3.2 billion.

A patriot missile launcher system part of 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, sits in a training area during the unit’s table gunnery training exercise on Kadena Air Base in Japan, Oct. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez)

A patriot missile launcher system part of 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, sits in a training area during the unit’s table gunnery training exercise on Kadena Air Base in Japan, Oct. 19, 2017. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez)


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Soko G-2 runway excursion at Elko

Posted in Heritage on February 23rd, 2018 Be the first to comment

A Soko G-2 veered off the runway at Elko airport on Feb. 21 and crashed into a fence. The warbird is reported to have suffered issues with its braking system.


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JB San Antonio-Randolph preferred location for first T-X unit

Posted in Air Force on February 23rd, 2018 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Air Force has selected Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, as the preferred location for the first T-X unit.

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