Archive for September 16th, 2010

Minuteman III test & Valiant Shield 2010; anti-ASBM test?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16th, 2010 by alert5 – Comments Off on Minuteman III test & Valiant Shield 2010; anti-ASBM test?

The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command announced that it will launched an unarmed operational test Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile to a pre-determined target about 200 miles southwest of Guam on Friday. It just happens that Valiant Shield 2010 is being held in the same vicinity at the same time.
read more »

British lawmakers conclude AirTanker deal was poor value

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16th, 2010 by alert5 – Comments Off on British lawmakers conclude AirTanker deal was poor value

British Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee found “significant shortcomings” in the government’s contract with AirTanker consortium for 14 Airbus A330 tankers.
read more »

Argentina in talks on KC-390

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16th, 2010 by alert5 – Comments Off on Argentina in talks on KC-390

A Brazilian defense ministry spokesman confirmed a report by newspaper Valor Economico that Argentina could participate in the KC-390 program.
read more »

Methanol poisoning suspected in Russian deaths at Indonesian air base

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16th, 2010 by alert5 – Comments Off on Methanol poisoning suspected in Russian deaths at Indonesian air base

Indonesian authorities said high concentrations of methanol were found in the bodies of three Russian aircraft technicians who died mysteriously this week.
read more »

Israel unlikely to protest F-15 sale to Saudi Arabia

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16th, 2010 by alert5 – Comments Off on Israel unlikely to protest F-15 sale to Saudi Arabia

Israel is unlikely to protest the upcoming weapons sale to Saudi Arabia by America as Israeli defense firms stand to make tens of millions by making key components for the Saudi warplanes.