Archive for May 15th, 2012

KAI to battle KAL for South Korea UAV contract

Posted in UAV on May 15th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on KAI to battle KAL for South Korea UAV contract

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration will choose between Korean Air (KAL) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for a contract to build UAVs for the military.

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Air National Guard testing Sniper pod on F-15C

Posted in Air Force on May 15th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Air National Guard testing Sniper pod on F-15C

The U.S. Air National Guard hopes to improve the intercept capability of its F-15C by equipping the fighter with Lockheed Martin’s Sniper pod.
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Taiwan arming more ships with Hsiungfeng III

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Five of Taiwan’s eight Chengkung-class frigates have been armed with the latest Hsiungfeng III supersonic anti-ship missile.
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NexGen Infrared missile warning system approved for full-rate production

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he U.S. Air Force has authorized full rate production of the NexGen Infrared missile warning system (MWS), a Northrop Grumman-designed, built and tested protection system for C-17, EC-130J, HC/MC-130J and other Air Force platforms.

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Joint Indo-Russian fifth-generation fighter delayed by two years

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The joint Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program by India and Russia has been delayed by two years, India’s deputy defense minister M M Pallam Raju said on Monday.

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