Archive for April 13th, 2013

Chilean Army selects SpyLite mini-UAV system

Posted in Army, UAV on April 13th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Chilean Army selects SpyLite mini-UAV system

BlueBird Aero Systems revealed that the Chilean Army has purchased its SpyLite mini-UAV system.
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Czech, Sweden resume talks on Gripen lease

Posted in Air Force on April 13th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Czech, Sweden resume talks on Gripen lease

The Czech Republic and Sweden have resumed talks to lease Gripen fighters for another decade.

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Chile abandons plan to buy advanced jet trainer

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Chile has informed compaines interested to supply an advanced jet trainer to replace its aging A/T 36 jets that the project has been shelved for budget reasons.

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Taiwan has capability to intercept North Korean missile

Posted in Air Defense, Space on April 13th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan has capability to intercept North Korean missile

Taiwan’s Defense Minister assured the public that the island has the capability to intercept any missile fired by North Korea.
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No Scorpion HMS demonstration on F-22

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As a result of sequestration, the USAF has cancelled plans to demonstrate the Visionix Scorpion helmet-mounted cueing system on the F-22.

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