Archive for April 22nd, 2013

Turkey refutes Sunday Times report on air base usage by Israeli Air Force

Posted in Air Force on April 22nd, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Turkey refutes Sunday Times report on air base usage by Israeli Air Force

Turkey has refuted a report by The Sunday Times that Ankara is in discussions with Israel over the use of airspace by Israeli military aircraft and use the Akıncı airbase.

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Israel developing unmanned aircraft to replace warplanes

Posted in Air Force on April 22nd, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Israel developing unmanned aircraft to replace warplanes

A high-ranking Israeli officer told The Associated Press Sunday the Air Force will have drones to carry out nearly every battlefield operation executed today by piloted aircraft.

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Attack on VMA-211 made possible due to security cutbacks

Posted in Marines on April 22nd, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Attack on VMA-211 made possible due to security cutbacks

The Pentagon has always maintained that the Taliban got lucky on their attack of Camp Bastion, but recent interviews of officials with direct knowledge suggests security cutbacks was the cause.
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Chinese ICBM force remains constant

Posted in Space on April 22nd, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Chinese ICBM force remains constant

The latest assessment of China’s nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile force by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) suggests the size has remained around 50-75 ICBMs for past three years.

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VR-64 help ferry MQ-8B to Mediterranean in short notice

Posted in Navy on April 22nd, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on VR-64 help ferry MQ-8B to Mediterranean in short notice

VR-64 was able to transported a MQ-8B Fire Scout to USS Robert G. Bradley in the Mediterranean Feb. 2013 in short notice.
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