Archive for May 4th, 2012

U.S. Army wants to let Apache pilots to choose different types of ammo in-flight

Posted in Army on May 4th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Army wants to let Apache pilots to choose different types of ammo in-flight

The U.S. Army wants to let its Apache pilots switch between different types of ammunition for their M230 gun just like in computer games.

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Indian Air Force lost 482 out of 872 MiGs

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482 out of the 872 MiGs procured by the Indian Air Force since 1966 have crashed, this lead to the deaths of 171 pilots and 39 civilians.

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Switzerland shortlists Hermes 900, Heron 1

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Switzerland will soon decide whether the Elbit Systems Hermes 900 or the Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 1 will replace its Ruag Aerospace ADS 95 Ranger.

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India clears roadblock for PC-7 Mark II

Posted in Air Force on May 4th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on India clears roadblock for PC-7 Mark II

India’s defense ministry has ruled that KAI’s protest over the selection of the Pilatus PC-7 Mark II is invalid and
Defence Minister A K Antony said the Cabinet Committee on Security will soon decide on the deal.

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DARPA wants IFF system for satellites

Posted in Space on May 4th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on DARPA wants IFF system for satellites

DARPA wants the industry to come up with a solution to find and quickly identify satellites flying overhead.

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