Archive for November, 2012

MEADS shot down MQM-107 target

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

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) has shot down it’s first air-breathing target at White Sands Missile Range.

Upgraded Indian Jaguar takes flight

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

HAL has flown the first flight of an upgraded Jaguar that has improved avionics.

PLAN carried out exercise to escort “large surface vessel” in Japan’s exclusive economic zone

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

A PLAN flotilla sailed between Okinawa island and Miyakojima on Nov. 28 in an exercise to escort a “large surface vessel.”

Taiwan donates two UH-1H to Guatemala

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

Taiwan donated two UH-1H helicopters to Guatemala this week.

Dutch CH-47F training at Fort Hood kicks off

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

The first Dutch CH-47F training at Fort Hood was inaugurated on Nov. 27.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build complex at Israeli airbase

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

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to build a five-story underground facility at an Israeli Air Force base near Tel Aviv.
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43 RAF Eurofighters upgraded to Tranche 1 Block 5 standard

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

BAE Systems has delivered the last of 43 Royal Air Force Eurofighters that were upgraded to the Tranche 1 Block 5 standard.
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YouTube: First X-47B UCAS catapult launch

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

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) carried out its first land-based catapult launch Nov. 29 from Patuxent River.

Thales Nederland to update Dutch Goalkeepers

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

Thales Nederland will upgrade 16 Royal Netherlands Navy’s Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon Systems. The first Goalkeeper will be modified in 2015 and will be performed by Thales. All other Goalkeepers will be modified by the Royal Netherlands Navy at the naval base in Den Helder.

USAF had plans to nuke the moon

Posted in Space on November 29th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

During the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force hatched a top-secret plan in 1958 to shoot a nuclear bomb to the moon and detonate it there.


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