Archive for April 12th, 2013

DIA report that was “mistakenly” unclassified says North Korea nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles

Posted in Space on April 12th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on DIA report that was “mistakenly” unclassified says North Korea nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles

A classified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) was “mistakenly” marked as unclassified and discussed during an open hearing on Capitol Hill.
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USN needs to refit LHDs to better accommodate the F-35B

Posted in Marines on April 12th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on USN needs to refit LHDs to better accommodate the F-35B

Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, said ship change notices have been issued for the amphibious assault ships so that they can accommodate the extreme heat and noise generated by the F-35B.
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Russian Air Force approves design for new strategic bomber

Posted in Air Force on April 12th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russian Air Force approves design for new strategic bomber

The Russian Air Force has approved the conceptual design and specification for its new strategic bomber, the PAK-DA.

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Boeing wants to turn V-22 into aerial refueling tanker

Posted in Industry on April 12th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Boeing wants to turn V-22 into aerial refueling tanker

Boeing’s V-22 business development manager Joe Weston told Flight Global that his company is working on developing a roll-on/roll-off aerial refueling kit for the V-22.
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Raytheon proposes off-shore air defense missile batteries

Posted in Air Defense on April 12th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Raytheon proposes off-shore air defense missile batteries

Together with Kongsberg Defence Systems and Thales Nederland, Raytheon Missile Systems is proposing a network of re-locatable afloat air defense missiles batteries armed with RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) and the RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile.

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