Archive for March 9th, 2012

China, U.S. pursuing airborne cyber attack weapons

Posted in Air Force on March 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on China, U.S. pursuing airborne cyber attack weapons

China has airborne cyber attack weapons that will target American early warning, electronic surveillance and intelligence aircraft.

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Goodbye Neptunus Lex

Posted in Navy on March 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Goodbye Neptunus Lex

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of retired Capt. Caroll “Lex” LeFon. LeFon is better known as military blogger Neptunus Lex.
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Czech upgrades SA-6 with Aspide 2000 missiles

Posted in Air Force on March 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Czech upgrades SA-6 with Aspide 2000 missiles

Czech defense company Retia has upgraded the country’s 2K12 Kub (NATO SA-6) surface-to-air missile battery with Italian Aspide 2000 missiles.
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Afghan Air Force being probe for drugs, weapons smuggling

Posted in Air Force on March 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Afghan Air Force being probe for drugs, weapons smuggling

The Wall Street Journal reported that there are two probes undergoing in the Afghan Air Force to determine if aircraft have been used to ferry drugs and illegal weapons around the country.
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Boeing gets DoD FMS contract to supply 84 new F-15SAs for Saudi Arabia

Posted in Industry on March 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Boeing gets DoD FMS contract to supply 84 new F-15SAs for Saudi Arabia

Boeing has been awarded a $11.4 billion FMS contract to supply 84 new F-15SA fighters to Saudi Arabia.

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