Archive for June, 2012

Norway frustrated with NH90 delays

Posted in Air Force, Navy on June 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Norway may follow Sweden’s example and buy tactical helicopters while it waits for its NH90s.

Iranian warships to be fitted with short-range missiles

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Iran says it will soon arm its warships in the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf with shorter-range missiles.

Lockheed Martin workers accept new contract

Posted in Industry on June 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin workers have approved a new labor contract and end a nine-week strike.

Qatar requests 10 MH-60R and 12 MH-60S

Posted in Navy on June 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Qatar has requested to buy 10 MH-60R and 12 MH-60S helicopters for an estimated cost of $2.5 billion.

Flight trials on board INS Vikramaditya to start next month

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INS Vikramaditya will soon head to the Barents Sea whereby Russian pilots will carry out flight trials with the MiG-29 and other aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney pleaded guilty to helping China develop Z-10 attack helicopter

Posted in Industry on June 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Pratt & Whitney Canada has pleaded guilty to a court in Bridgeport, Connecticut to helping China develop and produce its Z-10 attack helicopter.
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U.S. Army developing laser-based lightning weapon

Posted in Army on June 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Army is developing a weapon that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target.
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148th Fighter Wing to deploy to Afghanistan

Posted in Air Force on June 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing will deploy to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan from August with their F-16 Block 50s.
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First four Japanese F-35 each to cost 300 million yen more

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Instead of 9.9 billion yen for each of the first four Japanese F-35, Tokyo has agreed to a new price of 10.2 billion yen per plane.
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Sweden offered to loan Gripens to Switzerland

Posted in Air Force on June 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Swiss Defense Minister Ueli Maurer said on Friday after meeting his Swedish counterpart that Sweden has offered to loan Switzerland a squadron of second-hand Gripen C/Ds until its new Gripens arrived.
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