Archive for May 16th, 2012

Singapore unveils its ScanEagle UAV on board Victory-class missile corvette

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Singapore has joined other navies in operating the ScanEagle UAV on board its warships. Minister for Defense Dr Ng Eng Hen officially unveil the new equipment on board the RSN’s Victory-class missile corvette during a visit on May. 15.

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Italian Air Force, Navy could operated pooled fleet of F-35Bs

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The Italian Air Force and Navy may have to share their F-35Bs with each other due to Rome’s decision to cut the planned fleet from 131 to 90 jets.

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EU attacks Somali pirate base

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The European Union says maritime aircraft and attack helicopters from its naval force off the coast of Somalia have carried out its first air strikes against pirate targets on shore.

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Three Saeqeh fighters added to Iranian Air Force

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Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has announced that three Saeqeh fighters have joined the Iranian Air Force fleet.

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Lockheed Martin tests new standalone launching system

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During a May 5 test at the Royal Australian Air Force’s Woomera Test Range in South Australia, Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated the new Extensible Launching System (ExLS) standalone variant.
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