Archive for March 8th, 2012

Taiwan searching for missing UAV

Posted in Army, UAV on March 8th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan searching for missing UAV

Tawian’s Army is searching for a UAV that went missing early Wednesday while on a routine training mission over the seas off eastern Taiwan.
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Indonesia graft busters to probe Su-30 deal

Posted in Air Force on March 8th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indonesia graft busters to probe Su-30 deal

Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will launch a probe into allegations of mark-ups in the purchase of six Su-30MK2 fighters, Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro announced on Tuesday.
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Iran may have tested nuclear-weapon trigger

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Iran may have tested nuclear-weapon trigger

Iran appears to be testing a nuclear-weapon trigger. Satellite images show of an Iranian military facility appear to show an attempted cleanup of radioactive traces left by those tests.

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USS Enterprise to make final deployment this Sunday

Posted in Navy on March 8th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on USS Enterprise to make final deployment this Sunday

USS Enterprise will make its 22nd and final overseas deployment this Sunday. The aircraft carrier will conduct operations in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.

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Loose connector lead to Global Hawk crash

Posted in Air Force, UAV on March 8th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Loose connector lead to Global Hawk crash

A Global Hawk operating over Afghanistan lost power to control its ailerons and spoilers after an electrical connector came lose and damaged a line replacement unit.
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