Archive for August, 2011

China making its own Tor M1 chassis?

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This TLAR chassis was spotted somewhere in China recently. It is similar to the 9A330 combat vehicle used by the Tor M1 air defense system.




YouTube: J-20 opens its weapons bays

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Lithuanian L-39 in mid-air collision with French Mirage 2000

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A Lithuanian L-39 crashed after colliding with a French Mirage 2000 during a NATO exercise Tuesday.
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KC-46A interim baseline review completed

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Amy Butler reports that the U.S. Air Force has completed an interim baseline review (IBR) for the KC-46A.

Israel worried over Iran’s mass production of anti-tank missile

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Israel is concerned that Iran’s mass production of a 73mm anti-tank missile could enlarge the arsenal of Hamas and Hezbollah.

USAF 818th squadron to train air forces in Africa

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A new unit has been set up by the U.S. Air Force to help train air forces in Africa to deliver supplies and large numbers of troops into conflict zones.
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B-2 limps home after fire grounded it for 18 months on Guam

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It has now been revealed that a B-2 bomber, number 0332, was extensively damaged by an engine fire while deployed to Guam in February 2010.
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BAE Systems completes test of Mk 38 MOD 2 Tactical Laser System (TLS) concept

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BAE Systems, Boeing, and the U.S. Navy recently conducted a successful test of the Mk 38 MOD 2 Tactical Laser System (TLS) concept at Eglin Air Force Base.
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USAF mission in Iraq likely to increase before it ends

Posted in Uncategorized on August 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Maj. Gen. Russell J. Handy, director of the Air Component Coordination Element in Iraq, said the U.S. Air Force mission in Iraq will increase as American presence in Iraq draws down.
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Thanks to Varyag, cashiers ringing non-stop at former Kiev, Minsk

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Thousands of tourists have flocked to former aircraft carriers Kiev and Minsk in China thanks to Varyag.


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