Russia notches second successful test of anti-satellite missile

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Russia has carried out its second successful test of a new anti-satellite missile dubbed Nudol.

ASM-135 ASAT and SolWind (artist impression)
By USAF via Wikimedia Commons
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Modified SM-3 Block IB successfully tested

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on May 28th, 2016 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy successfully tested two SM-3 Block 1B interceptors that were equipped with a modified third-stage rocket motor nozzle on May 25 and 26.


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It’s official. V-22 to get airborne refueling role

Posted in Industry, Marines on May 28th, 2016 Be the first to comment

The Pentagon on May 26 awarded a $58 million contract to the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office in order for the latter to develop and integrate the V-22 aerial refueling system for the MV-22.


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Pentagon says Chinese intercept of EP-3 violated agreement

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DoD spokesman Bill Urban told Reuters that the Chinese J-11 intercept of a U.S. Navy EP-3 spy plane over South China Sea on May 17 had violated an agreement on rules and behaviors during such encounters by both sides.

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Deliveries of KC-46A delayed, Milestone C in August

Posted in Air Force, Industry, KC-X on May 28th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have concluded that the former will not be able to deliver the KC-46A to units in the spring of 2017 and will now schedule it for late summer or early fall of next year.

KC-46A Hornet
Photo credit: John Parker, Boeing
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