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by gortje
18 Oct 2018, 13:58
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Navy implements new inspection procedures after window falls
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Views: 451

Navy implements new inspection procedures after window falls

Navy implements new inspection procedures after window falls from helicopter at Atsugi YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — After a window fell from a Navy MH-53E helicopter at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in July and made Japanese headlines, the service this week announced new maintenance procedures to help p...
by gortje
18 Oct 2018, 13:56
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: VOYAGER REFUELS F-35B FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK
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Views: 503

VOYAGER REFUELS F-35B FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK

VOYAGER REFUELS F-35B FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK The RAF’s Voyager Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) tanker has completed the first UK refuel of the F-35B Lightning II jets. The refuel took place on the 16th October 2018, over the North Sea at 19000ft. The Voyager, based at RAF Brize Norton, home to the...
by gortje
16 Oct 2018, 14:31
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Lockheed's $29 billion helicopter running short of a needed
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Views: 402

Lockheed's $29 billion helicopter running short of a needed

Lockheed's $29 Billion Helicopter Running Short of a Needed Part Timely delivery of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s $29 billion CH-53K King Stallion helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps may be jeopardized by a potential shortage of specialized metal components two years after the bankruptcy of a key supplie...
by gortje
03 Oct 2018, 10:06
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Australia releases RFI for at least 16 special helicopters
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Views: 415

Australia releases RFI for at least 16 special helicopters

Australia releases RFI for at least 16 special operations helicopters MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group issued a request for information for at least 16 special operations support helicopters. The helicopters will be acquired under Project Land 2...
by gortje
03 Oct 2018, 10:05
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: F-35 upgrade plan awaiting approval from top Pentagon
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Views: 345

F-35 upgrade plan awaiting approval from top Pentagon

F-35 upgrade plan awaiting approval from top Pentagon acquisition exec WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s acquisition executive is set to weigh in on the F-35’s modernization plan in the coming weeks, the F-35 program executive officer said Oct 1. An update of the F-35’s acquisition strategy, which spells ...
by gortje
28 Sep 2018, 11:02
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: New AVIC jet makes debut in Guizhou
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Views: 358

New AVIC jet makes debut in Guizhou

New AVIC jet makes debut in Guizhou The FTC-2000G, a new multirole combat aircraft developed by State-owned defense giant Aviation Industry Corp of China, made its debut flight in Guizhou province’s Anshun on Friday morning. A yellow FTC-2000G took off at Anshun Huangguoshu Airport and flew for abou...
by gortje
27 Sep 2018, 22:09
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Boeing wins $9.2 billion contract for new Air force training
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Views: 779

Boeing wins $9.2 billion contract for new Air force training

Exclusive: Boeing wins $9.2 billion contract for new Air force training jet - U.S. official WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co’s (BA.N) jet was selected to build the U.S. Air Force’s next training jet in a contract worth up to $9.2 billion over the life of the program, a U.S. official said on Thursda...
by gortje
27 Sep 2018, 21:35
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Marine Corps F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan
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Views: 403

Marine Corps F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan

The U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Joint Strike Fighter has successfully conducted its first combat mission over Afghanistan, U.S. officials confirmed to Military Times. The strikes, carried out by F-35Bs assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, occurred Thursday morning against a fixed target “in ...
by gortje
18 Jul 2018, 13:07
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Crash of a KAI MUH-1 Marineon, Pohang, South Korea.
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Crash of a KAI MUH-1 Marineon, Pohang, South Korea.

Korean Defense Blogger Bemil has shared this video on the crash of a KAI MUH-1 Marineon (an amphibious version of the KUH-1 Surion for Marine Corps use) yesterday in Pohang, South Korea. It appears that the main rotor was detached from the helicopter while it tries to gain altitude, making the heli...
by gortje
18 Jul 2018, 11:10
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Problem with Japanese military plane
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Views: 795

Problem with Japanese military plane

Problem with Japanese military plane closes Okinawa’s main airport CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Burst tires on a Japanese military plane shut down Okinawa’s main airport for an hour and 40 minutes Tuesday evening. A Japan Air Self-Defense Force E-2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft was landing at Naha Airp...
by gortje
18 Jul 2018, 11:07
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: IAF's MiG-21 jet crashes in Kangra, pilot missing
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Views: 422

IAF's MiG-21 jet crashes in Kangra, pilot missing

NEW DELHI. An Indian Air Force's MiG 21 fighter jet on Wednesday crashed in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. According to initial reports, the MiG-21 aircraft took off from Pathankot air base in Punjab and crashed at Patta Jattiyan in Jawali subdivision of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district. Re...
by gortje
22 Jun 2017, 09:25
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: The F-22 Fighter Jet Restart Is Dead: Study
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Views: 701

The F-22 Fighter Jet Restart Is Dead: Study

Sorry, Raptor fans. As many expected, the F-22 restart will never happen. And the No. 1 reason is cost, according to a new study. In a classified report submitted to Congress this month, the Air Force estimated it would cost approximately "$50 billion to procure 194 additional F-22s, at an estimate...
by gortje
12 Jun 2017, 15:54
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Romanian MiG fighter crashes during ‘Thracian Eagle 2017’
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Romanian MiG fighter crashes during ‘Thracian Eagle 2017’

Romanian MiG fighter crashes during ‘Thracian Eagle 2017’ exercise with Bulgarian Air Force A Romanian Air Force MiG-21 crashed in Constanta County on June 12 during manoeuvres being held as part of the Thracian Eagle 2017 exercise with counterparts from Bulgaria, media in Bucharest said, quoting t...
by gortje
08 Jun 2017, 16:04
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Allied Spirit 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Re: Allied Spirit 2017

Wow! Very nice photos! Well done!