Archive for December, 2011

Iron Dome interceptors fall off vehicle

Posted in Air Force on December 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Twenty Iron Dome interceptor missiles were damaged while being transferred to a truck for maintenance this week.
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Saudi Arabia officially buys F-15SA

Posted in Air Force on December 30th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Saudi Arabia has signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the United States for 84 F-15SA and upgrade 70 F-15S into the SA configuration on Dec. 24.
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Transporting a RAF Merlin to Afghanistan

Posted in Air Force on December 29th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

BBC looks at the journey of a RAF Merlin helicopter from RAF Benson to Camp Bastion, the main British base in Afghanistan.

Relatives demand probe into 1992 mid-air collision of Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 1103 with MiG-23

Posted in Air Force on December 29th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Families of the victims of Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 1103 is demanding that the new Libyan government investigate the mid-air collision with a MiG-23.
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Indian Air Force overhauling Viper turbojets

Posted in Air Force on December 29th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The India Air Force has an urgent requirement to overhaul 25 Rolls-Royce Viper turbojet engines for its Kiran trainers.

Hawker Beechcraft sues U.S. over USAF’s Light Air Support competition

Posted in Air Force on December 29th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Hawker Beechcraft has filed a suite against the U.S. government in a bid to get its AT-6 aircraft back into the U.S. Air Force’s Light Air Support (LAS) competition.
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South Korea hopes to have its Patriots back soon

Posted in Air Force on December 29th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

South Korean Ambassador to Helsinki told YLE that he hopes the Finnish authorities will release its shipment of Patriot missiles it purchased from Germany as soon as possible.

U.S. government to pay family $17.8 million in F/A-18 crash

Posted in Marines on December 29th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the the government must pay $17.8 million to a family that lost four members when a Marine Corps F/A-18 crashed into their San Diego home in 2008.
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Poland orders more Naval Strike Missiles

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Kongsberg has received a new order from Poland for more Naval Strike Missiles and an NSM-based Coastal Defence System for the Polish Navy.

China confirms Varyag is underway, will develop indigenous arresting gear

Posted in Navy on December 28th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

China confirmed that Varyag is now out at sea for its third sea trial and a spokesman with the Ministry of National Defense also refuted media claims that Russia will not sell arresting gear to China.
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