Archive for March, 2012

USMC Brigadier: Full-motion video is as alluring as pornography

Posted in Marines, UAV on March 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Speaking at the TechNet Land Forces conference in Tucson, Arizona, the former commander of the 13 Marine Expeditionary Unit warned that U.S. military commanders are slowly being addicted to the full-motion video provided by ISR platforms and moving towards centralized decision-making and just-in-time decisions.

Canada hiring ex-RAF pilots

Posted in Air Force on March 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Canada has been recruiting former Royal Air Force pilots that have been laid-off and the first ex-RAF pilot has joined the RCAF in November.
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Proton K makes last flight with Oko-class early warning satellite as payload

Posted in Space on March 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Proton K rocket made its last flight after 45 years of service by carrying a Russian Oko-class early warning satellite into space on Mar. 30.
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Russian Air Force to set up Yak-130 aerobatics team by 2015

Posted in Air Force on March 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Russian Air Force commander Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin announced on Friday that a new aerobatics team flying the Yak-130 will be set up by 2015.
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FedEx’s 767-300F will help reduce risks for KC-46

Posted in Air Force, KC-X on March 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Boeing will tap into its experience producing FedEx’s 30 767-300F freighters to mature its production line for the KC-46.