Archive for May 18th, 2012

Russian spy satellite lifted into orbit

Posted in Space on May 18th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russian spy satellite lifted into orbit

The last Soyuz-U flight from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia was completed on May 17. It placed a Kobalt M reconnaissance satellite into a polar orbit.

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Netherlands wants to buy new CH-47Fs instead of upgrading CH-47Ds

Posted in Air Force on May 18th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Netherlands wants to buy new CH-47Fs instead of upgrading CH-47Ds

The Netherlands Ministry of Defense wants to buy new CH-47F helicopters instead of modifying existing CH-47Ds to the F-model.
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F135 supporters says ADVENT is an attempt to bring back the F136

Posted in Industry on May 18th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on F135 supporters says ADVENT is an attempt to bring back the F136

Supporters of the F135 engine accused the U.S. Air Force of trying to resurrect the F136 alternative engine using the Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (ADVENT) program.

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All F-22s to be retrofitted with backup oxygen system by mid-2014

Posted in Air Force on May 18th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on All F-22s to be retrofitted with backup oxygen system by mid-2014

The U.S. Air Force will finish installing a backup oxygen system for the F-22 only by mid-2014.

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USMC getting Switchblade UAV

Posted in Marines, UAV on May 18th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on USMC getting Switchblade UAV

The U.S. Marine Corps is preparing to procure the Switchblade UAV in order to give its troops the ability to quickly strike soft targets.

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