Archive for April 5th, 2015

Troubles with Sea-Based X-Band Radar

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A L.A. Times report concluded that the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1) had failed to achieve its original goals.

US Navy 051114-D-0000X-001 The Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX) is slowly loaded onto the heavy lift vessel MV Blue Marlin as the ship semi-submerges in the Gulf of Mexico
By U.S. Department of Defense photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Afghanistan’s armed MD-530 to be inducted on Apr. 9

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The Afghan Air Force will induct six armed MD-530 helicopters into service on Apr. 9.

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Photo: U.S. Air Force

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UAE fighter pilots wrote name of Saudi soldier on bombs

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UAE fighter pilots decided to honor the first Saudi soldier killed in Operation Decisive Storm by writing his name on bombs they would drop over Yemen.

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Taiwanese AH-64E pilot took IHADSS to Halloween party

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A Taiwanese AH-64E Apache attack helicopter pilot under investigation for bringing civilians to his camp has been found to have brought a Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS) to a Halloween party as well.

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By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pentagon supportive of EMALS sale to India

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U.S. Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall told Reuters that his government would support the sale of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) to India.

US Navy 101218-N-0000X-002 An F-A-18E Super Hornet is launched during a test of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) at Naval Air Sys
By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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