Archive for May 10th, 2012

First successful flight test of SM-3 Block IB

Posted in Navy, Space on May 10th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on First successful flight test of SM-3 Block IB

A SM-3 Block IB interceptor was successfully flight-tested from USS Lake Erie May 9. The interception was also made possible by the Aegis BMD 4.0.1.
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Peru looks set to be new customer for KAI KT-1

Posted in Air Force on May 10th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Peru looks set to be new customer for KAI KT-1

KAI is expected to break into the South American market for its KT-1 single-engine turboprop trainer with a pending deal to Peru.
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Fixes found for F-35 helmet

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on May 10th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Fixes found for F-35 helmet

Lag and jitter issues with the F-35’s helmet could be eliminated by hardware and software solutions. A “micro-inertial measurement unit” is expected to fix the jitter.
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A400M makes first refuelling contacts with A330 MRTT

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An Airbus Military A400M has successfully performed simulated refueling contacts with an Airbus Military A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from the Royal Air Force.

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Australia buying 10 C-27Js

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Australia announced that it will be buying 10 Alenia C-27Js at a cost of $1.4 billion. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in 2015.

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