Archive for July, 2012

High resolution photo of new JL-9 with DSI intakes, no tail hook

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Sikorsky to mate Motor Sich VK-2500 with S61?

Posted in Industry on July 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A news report by the Ukraine branch of Russian news agency Kommersant says Motor Sich is in talks with Sikorsky to power the S61 using the VK-2500 engine.

Photo: New Y-8 variant

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Hawker chairman says sale to Chinese company no security concern

Posted in Industry on July 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Chairman of Hawker Beechcraft, Bill Boisture, told AOL Defense that the sale of the company to Superior Aviation Beijing will not create security problems for the U.S. military.
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Poll: Has the USAF solved the F-22′s mystery?

Posted in Air Force on July 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is questioning whether the USAF has solved the mystery behind the F-22′s recent woes. What do you think?

Eurofighter consortium offers AESA radar to UAE

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Eurofighter Chief Executive Officer Enzo Casolini said that if the UAE selects the Eurofighter, it will come with an AESA radar.

BAE Systems will upgrade South Korea’s KF-16

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BAE Systems has beaten Lockheed Martin to upgrade South Korea’s KF-16 fleet. The Defense Acquisition and Procurement Agency said the multi-year project is worth $1.1 billion.
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First X-47B flight on East Coast of United States

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The X-47B was flown successfully for 35 minutes at NAS Patuxent River on Jul. 29.


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Eurofighter, F-22 evenly matched in dogfights

Posted in Air Force on July 31st, 2012 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The Luftwaffe found that its Eurofighter can match the F-22 in close-up dogfights during the recent Red Flag Alaska exercise.
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JHMCS II/h integrated on F-15 Silent Eagle

Posted in Air Force on July 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Boeing recently validated the integration of the next-generation Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System II/h (JHMCS II/h) on the company’s F-15 Silent Eagle demonstrator aircraft.


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