Archive for January, 2013

Lockheed Martin to inspect fueldraulic lines for improper crimping in the U.S.

Posted in Industry on January 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin will likely send suspected fueldraulic lines for the F-35B for testing in the U.S. instead of shipping back to England.
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F-35′s reduced sustained turn performance and reduced transonic acceleration could affect combat performance

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on January 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A number of highly experienced fighter pilots consulted by Flightglobal said the reduced performance specifications for the F-35 could affect combat operations.
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Pakistan wants to jointly develop UAVs with Malaysia

Posted in UAV on January 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Pakistan’s joint chiefs of staff chairman Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne has put forward a proposal to develop UAVs with Malaysia.

U.S. confirms Israel carried out air strike in Syria

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U.S. officials on Wednesday confirmed that Israeli warplanes have struck an arms convoy carrying SA-17 missiles bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon.
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TAI completes acceptance test of ANKA UAV

Posted in UAV on January 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Turkish Aerospace Industries has completed more than 130 ground and air tests on the ANKA UAV for its acceptance test.
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USAF transferring two C-130Hs to Afghanistan to replace C-27A this year

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U.S. Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick on Wednesday said the service was “aggressively pushing for delivery of two C-130H models in late calendar year 2013 and two additional ones before the end of calendar 2014″ to Afghanistan.
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Sale of F-35s to Israel could violate Japan’s export ban

Posted in Air Force on January 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera admitted at a news conference that F-35s exported to Israel would conflict with Japan’s export ban as Japanese parts are involved.
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Libya has new air force chief

Posted in Air Force on January 30th, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Brigadier Ahmed Habib Al-Mismari has become the new Libyan Air Force Chief of Staff, replacing General Adam Saqr Geroushi, who was disbarred by the Integrity Commission at the beginning of the month.

Chinese missile technicians working with North Koreans to upgrade Egypt’s Scud missiles

Posted in Space on January 30th, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U.S. intelligence officials say Chinese missile technicians from the Beijing-based China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corp. (CPMIEC) were seen in Egypt along with North Koreans, upgrading Cairo’s Scud missiles.

Israel shifts Iron Dome batteries to the north

Posted in Air Force on January 30th, 2013 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Israeli Defense Force has confirmed that Iron Dome batteries to the north of the country, including one in the Haifa area.


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