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    Beautiful the usual 8 ship formation with the " French Fat Albert " :)
    I have see in live ofc

    This A-400 does not belong to them based to Orléans Sqn 1/61 Patrouille de France is based to Salon de Provence and have 17 Alpha-Jet
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrouille_de_France

    PAF.jpg PAF - 2.jpg PAF -  3.jpg

    This seems of circumstance o_O
     
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    Military exercise Foal Eagle
     
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    I've read the series:
    1. KC-46 costs come down but delays loom https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/kc-46-costs-come-down-but-delays-loom-435562/
    2. Already a year delayed, KC-46 program at risk of further schedule slips http://www.defensenews.com/articles...program-at-risk-for-further-schedule-slippage
    3. KC-46 Refueling Tanker Faces More Delays, Auditors Say https://www.defensetech.org/2017/03/25/kc-46-refueling-tanker-delays/
    interestingly, the GAO bothered with the praise: "Including development, procurement and military construction costs, “the total program acquisition cost now stands at $44.4 billion. This is about $7.3 billion less than the original estimate of $51.7 billion,” it said."
     
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    KC-130 refuel 2 CH-53 !
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    US, South Korea Conduct Large-Scale Exercise Amid North Korea Tension
     
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    Altitude max 27000 m ! in general they fly to about 21000 m

    Maintaining the U2 "Dragon Lady"!

    It is confirmed, the US Air Force is preparing to extend the life of its Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady" for several years. As part of a previous budget plan, the famous black aircraft was to be retired in 2019-2020, leaving only the RQ-4B Global Hawk to carry out reconnaissance missions at high altitudes. Today, the aircraft should remain in service until 2025.

    Lockheed Martin (LM) Skunk Works in Palmdale, Calif., Is working on upgrading proposals for the U-2S "Dragon Lady" fleet for communications and electronic systems.

    The maintenance of the U-2 fleet must make it possible in particular to upgrade the fleet of Northrop-Grumman RQ-4B "Global Hawk" drones. In addition, the U-2 program is configured to receive an enhancement of the Raytheon ASARS-2B synthetic radar and the new L-3 communication system that can relay communications with the fourth and fifth generation combat aircraft.

    The Lockheed-Martin U-2:

    The Lockheed U-2 is a high altitude reconnaissance aircraft that was used intensively during the Cold War to observe the territories of the former USSR. The main characteristic of the U-2 is its ability to fly at high altitudes (70,000 feet, about 21,000 meters, twice as high as airliners) to be out of range of anti-aircraft defenses. It has a large operating range, but at a relatively limited speed.

    Technically, the U-2 could be considered a "propelled glider" because of its huge wings found on gliders. The landing and take-off of this aircraft was very delicate: indeed, the Lockheed U-2 has a front axle and a tandem rear axle (unlike other planes with two rear trains and one ), To which are added stabilizing wheels at the ends of the two wings. These rollers fall off on take-off, lightening the aircraft, but making the landing all the more difficult and requires ground personnel to intervene on each landing.

    The first spy flights of the Lockheed U-2 took place in 1956. Tested since Zone 51. The first objective was to locate and photograph strategic intercontinental missiles as part of air reconnaissance programs.

    http://psk.blog.24heures.ch/archive/2017/03/23/maintien-des-u2-dragon-lady-863283.html
     
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    Thursday at 5:35 PM
    and Lockheed’s $29 Billion Copter Poised to Win Pentagon’s Approval https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...gon-s-approval?cmpid=yhoo.headline&yptr=yahoo
     
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    now I read (just a link here because of Politics inside)
    Lead senators upbeat Congress will avoid shutdown, CR, but DoD taking no chances http://www.defensenews.com/articles...l-avoid-shutdown-cr-but-dod-taking-no-chances
    let's wait and see if
     
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