Archive for February, 2012

F-35A at Eglin AFB cleared for local area flights

Posted in Air Force on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The F-35A has been cleared by the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to begin initial operations at Eglin Air Force Base.
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Photo: Chinese TEL for ICBM.

Posted in Space on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – 1 Comment

A never before seen transporter erector launcher (TEL) for a Chinese intercontinental ballistic missile has been photographed up close. The type of missile it carries is unknown.

Israel, Russia exchanged software codes

Posted in UAV on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A set of emails from Stratfor said Israel and Russia had exchange software codes of Georgian UAVs for Iranian Tor M1 air defense systems.
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Russian Air Force lifts grounding of Su-24

Posted in Air Force on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Russia has partially resumed flights of its Su-24 fighter bombers after grounding them due to a crash on Feb. 13.

Data link network key to countering EW attack

Posted in Air Force on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Air Force sees the data link network as essential to countering any electronic warfare attack in future conflicts.

Su-30MK2 crashed after catching fire

Posted in Industry on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Sukhoi Su-30MK2 that was just manufactured at Komsomolsk-on-Amur crashed during a test flight on Tuesday.
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Second CN235 for Mexico delivered

Posted in Industry on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

EADS North America has delivered the second of four Airbus Military CN235-300 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to the Mexican Navy.

ONR starts testing BAE Systems’ railgun

Posted in Industry, Navy on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has started a two-month test of a prototype electromagnetic railgun made by BAE Systems.

F-22 back in airshow circuit with appearance at Thunder Over Utah airshow

Posted in Airshow on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

After missing from the airshow circuit for a year, the F-22 is back and Maj. Henry Schantz will perform the F-22 demo at Thunder Over Utah airshow on Mar. 17-18.

Raytheon tests new rocket motor for TOW

Posted in Industry on February 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Raytheon has tested a new propulsion system for the Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless (TOW) missile which will doubles its range and reduces the missile’s flight time by one-third.


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