Archive for September, 2012

KAI offers kamikaze UAV to South Korean military

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

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has unveiled its “Devil Killer” UAV that will loiter over the battlefield before attacking its target.

Transfer of Ospreys to Futenma delayed by typhoon

Posted in Marines on September 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The planned transfer of Ospreys from Iwakuni to Futenma on Friday has been postponed to Monday due to a typhoon threatening Okinawa.

China refutes claim that its firebricks caused INS Vikramaditya’s boilers to fail

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

China has refuted claims by United Russian Shipbuilding Corporation that the boilers on board INS Vikramaditya failed due to shoddy firebricks sourced from China.

Two U.S. aircraft carriers converge around Spartlys

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

Two U.S. Navy carrier strike groups are currently operating around South China Sea, the 7th Fleet said in a press release.
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AS 202 crashed into TNI-AU building during air show

Posted in Airshow on September 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Two former Indonesian Air Force pilots were killed when their AS 202 light plane crashed into a building at Husein Sastranegara Air Base on Saturday.
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Romania one step closer to buy Portugal’s F-16s

Posted in Air Force on September 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Bloomberg reports that Romania’s Supreme Defense Council has approved the plan to buy 12 F-16s from Portugal.

Libyan Chinook to make appearance at Malta Air Show

Posted in Airshow on September 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Libyan air force Chinook helicopter will make a rare appearance at the Malta Air Show this weekend.

Indian to mount indigenous AESA on LCA MK 2

Posted in Air Force on September 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Sources say India plans to mount an indigenous AESA radar on its on the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark-2.

VMA-211 remains operational despite attack

Posted in Marines on September 28th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Despite losing some of their Harriers and their commanding officer, VMA-211 is still pushing ahead to complete their deployment in Afghanistan.

Australian National Audit Office says classic Hornets may need to stay in service beyond 2020

Posted in Air Force on September 28th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Australian National Audit Office warned that the RAAF’s F/A-18 Hornets might be forced to remain in service beyond 2020 due to delays with the F-35.
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