Archive for November 27th, 2012

China losing J-11Bs in crashes?

Posted in Air Force on November 27th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on China losing J-11Bs in crashes?

An anonymous U.S. source is telling Wendell Minnick at Defense News that China is losing a lot of (J-11B) in crashes. This has prompted Beijing to look to the Su-35.

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Rheinmetall transfers MANTIS air defence system to Luftwaffe

Posted in Air Force on November 27th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Rheinmetall transfers MANTIS air defence system to Luftwaffe

Rheinmetall has transferred the MANTIS air defence system to the German Air Force’s Air Defence Missile Squadron 1 “Schleswig-Holstein” in Husum, Germany.

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X-47B hoist on board USS Harry S. Truman

Posted in Navy on November 27th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on X-47B hoist on board USS Harry S. Truman

A X-47B was hoisted on board aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman on Nov. 26. The unmanned aircraft will test carrier deck handling aboard Truman next year.


Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman

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