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.

Pentagon quietly deploys SBX ahead of North Korean rocket test

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

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) left Pearl Harbor on Mar. 23 but the U.S. military will not officially say the radar is being deployed to monitor North Korea’s rocket launch next month.

S-400 will be coming to Russia’s Far East

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

By end of the year, Russia will have one S-400 air defense missile system battalion deployed in the Far East.

Thales delivers first production RBE2 AESA radar to Dassault Aviation

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

Thales delivered the first series-produced RBE2 AESA radar to Dassault Aviation last month and Rafale C137 will be the first to have it installed.

Four Gripen operators take part in Exercise Lion Effort

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

Four South African Gripens were held back in Sweden after delivery so that they could join Swedish, Czech and Hungarian Gripens for Exercise Lion Effort.
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F-15Js to protect Aegis destroyers

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

Tokyo has decided to deploy its F-15 fighters to protect three Aegis destroyers that are monitoring North Korea’s missile launch next month.


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