Archive for April 8th, 2015

Thales to propose weaponized Watchkeeper UAS for Poland

Posted in UAV on April 8th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Thales to propose weaponized Watchkeeper UAS for Poland

Thales has proposed an armed version of the Watchkeeper UAS for the Polish Orlik competition.

Watchkeeper Remote Piloted Air System MOD 45156635
Photo: Andrew Linnett/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Su-33s practiced off-shore interceptions

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Su-33s from the Russian Navy have been practicing intercepting high-altitude and high-speed targets flying off-shore.

Russian Navy Sukhoi Su-33
By Yevgeny Pashnin [GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Saudi Arabia to reimburse U.S. for use of aerial tankers

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The Saudi government will reimburse the U.S. government for any fuel taken from USAF KC-135 tankers.

DF-ST-92-07383-C
By TECH. SGT. H. H. DEFFNER [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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JTAC uses tablet to designate target for Griffin missile

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DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program was able to do a full-system demonstration during exercise TALON REACH on Mar. 27.


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Leaked cockpit recordings revealed that crew pressured to land in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 disaster

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The transcript of cockpit recordings in the 2010 crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 has been leaked.

Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M Lebeda
By Alan Lebeda [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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