Archive for April 14th, 2015

Video of Su-35S firing AA-11

Posted in Air Force on April 14th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Video of Su-35S firing AA-11

H/T Missilito. Video footage from 1 TV showing Su-35S pilot training at Primorsky Krai, Eastern Military District.

USN has insufficient number of BMD ships to meet combatant commanders’ demands

Posted in Air Defense, Navy, Space on April 14th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on USN has insufficient number of BMD ships to meet combatant commanders’ demands

U.S. combatant commanders around the world have been requesting for more BMD-capable cruisers and destroyers in the past few years. However, the U.S. Navy will soon be unable to meet those requests.

US Navy 060525-N-0000X-002 A standard missile - 2 (SM-2) is launched from the Pearl Harbor-based Aegis cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) as part of a U.S. Navy missile defense demonstration
By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Sweetman: High-energy laser weapons are around the corner

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Bill Sweetman postulates that high-energy laser weapons will soon be in widespread service by the end of the decade.

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By Шмелёв Артемий Геннадьевич [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Boeing to auction off C-17 equipment

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An auction company is helping Boeing to offload equipment used in the manufacturing and assembly of the C-17.

C-17 on an airport in Iraq
By U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John Nimmo Sr. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia lifts ban to sell S-300 to Iran

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has lifted a ban to supply Iran with the S-300 air defense system.

S-300 launcher, 2009
By Archlinux (Day of WWII victory) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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