Archive for May 9th, 2012

Cameron approves decision to switch back to F-35B

Posted in Navy on May 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Cameron approves decision to switch back to F-35B

The British government will inform parliament tomorrow of its decision to switch back to the F-35B and abandon plans to convert an aircraft carrier to a conventional one.

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Japan to launch South Korean earth-observation satellite

Posted in Space on May 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Japan to launch South Korean earth-observation satellite

A Japanese H-IIA rocket will launch South Korea’s Arirang 3 satellite into orbit on May 18. The Arirang 3 has a camera with a resolution of 0.7 meters.

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Lockheed Martin completes delivery of 17 CC-130Js to Canada

Posted in Air Force on May 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Lockheed Martin completes delivery of 17 CC-130Js to Canada

Lockheed Martin has completed Canada’s order of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules with the last delivered on May 8.

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Venlet: Good old fashioned engineering is going to take care of “F-35’s problems”

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on May 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Venlet: Good old fashioned engineering is going to take care of “F-35’s problems”

Vice Adm. David Venlet told three members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s air-land panel that current problems with the F-35 is not something engineering cannot fix.

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KC-46 completes Preliminary Design Review

Posted in Air Force, Industry, KC-X on May 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on KC-46 completes Preliminary Design Review

The KC-46 Tanker program has completed a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) with the U.S. Air Force and is cleared for detail design.

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