Archive for May 23rd, 2012

New North Korean launch facility has possible Iranian connections

Posted in Space on May 23rd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on New North Korean launch facility has possible Iranian connections

US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University reports that North Korea is constructing a new rocket launch pad with supporting facilities.
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South Korea to spend $2.17 billion on hundreds of missiles

Posted in Air Force on May 23rd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on South Korea to spend $2.17 billion on hundreds of missiles

South Korea plans to spend $2.1 billion over the next five years to boost its its missile arsenal, including long-range cruise missiles and precision-guided weapons.

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Grifo radar could be fitted to American F-5s

Posted in Air Force, Navy on May 23rd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Grifo radar could be fitted to American F-5s

Selex Galileo revealed that there are talks ongoing to fit the Grifo radar on U.S. F-5 fighters currently employed as aggressors.

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Australia seeks 12 EA-18G Modification Kits

Posted in Air Force on May 23rd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Australia seeks 12 EA-18G Modification Kits

The U.S. Congress has been informed of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for 12 EA-18G Modification Kits to convert F/A-18F aircrafts to the G configuration.

Ejection seat from B-52 that crashed in 1963 found

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A Maine forest ranger has found an ejection seat from a B-52 that crashed in 1963. Three managed to survive the ejection and seven others died from the crash.

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