Archive for December, 2012

USAF told to improve UAV pilots’ promotion rate

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

The U.S. Congress has given the Air Force 180 days to report back on how it intends to improve promotion rates for UAV pilots once the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act is signed into law.
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Northrop Grumman gets urgent requirement to install RDR-1700 maritime-surveillance radar on MQ-8B

Posted in Navy on December 31st, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

NAVAIR has awarded Northrop Grumman a $33.3 million contract earlier this month to install the Telephonics RDR-1700 maritime-surveillance radar on nine Fire Scout UAVs.
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Syria using more accurate Fateh A-110 missiles against rebels

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Two U.S. military officials told CNN that the Syrian government has switched to using the more accurate Fateh A-110 missiles against the rebels.

California Air National Guard F-16C crashed

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

California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing has grounded its F-16 fleet after one crashed on Dec. 27 following an in-flight emergency.

Pentagon orders 21 V-22s

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

The Pentagon has placed an order for 17 MV-22s and 4 CV-22s for $1.4 billion.

Russian Air Force to get new paint scheme

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

The Russian Air Force will move away from its gray paint scheme from next year and adopt a new camouflage that will come in a variety of colors.
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Pentagon pays Lockheed Martin $1.9 Billion for two satellites

Posted in Space on December 30th, 2012 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin Corp has won a contract valued at $1.9 billion to build two Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites.

Four MiG-29K/KUBs delivered to India this month

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

MiG said in a statement that it has delivered four MiG-29K/KUB fighters to the Indian Navy this month.

First six Su-35S fighters accepted by Russian Air Force

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

The Russian Air Force has taken delivery of the first six Su-35S fighters at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft manufacturing plant in Russia’s Far East.

Margaret Thatcher was urged to hijack Exocet missiles

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

During the Falklands War, a plan was hatched by then attorney general, Sir Michael Havers, to hijack Exocet missiles being shipped to South America.


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