Archive for December 9th, 2012

Netherlands to deploy two Patroit systems to Turkey

Posted in Air Force on December 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Netherlands to deploy two Patroit systems to Turkey

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday the government has agreed to send two Patriot missile systems to Turkey.

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MV-22s flew 1500 nautical miles from Japan to Guam

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Three MV-22 Ospreys from VMM-265 flew non-stop over 1500 nautical miles in just over five hours from Okinawa, Japan to Guam on Friday.
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Iran’s ICBM work lagging behind

Posted in Space on December 9th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Iran’s ICBM work lagging behind

A study by the Congressional Research Service for the U.S. Congress found that Iran is unlikely to achieve the capability to launch an ICBM by 2015.

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USAF kicks off trade study for Long Range Standoff cruise missile

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The USAF has launched a tender for trade studies into the Long Range Standoff (LRSO) cruise missile.

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RAAF chief Air Marshal Geoffrey Brown flies the IAF Su-30

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During a two-day visit to Jodhpur air force station, India, Australian Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoffrey Brown flew the IAF Su-30.

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