Archive for April 28th, 2015

Livery for new Japanese Air Force One

Posted in Air Force on April 28th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Livery for new Japanese Air Force One

The Japanese government today unveiled the livery of its next generation government exclusive aircraft, aka Air Force One.

Japanese Air Force One 777-300ER

Japanese Air Force One 777-300ER

Japanese Air Force One 777-300ER

Japanese Air Force One 777-300ER

South Korea may field IIR-guided 2.75 inch rockets next year

Posted in Research on April 28th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on South Korea may field IIR-guided 2.75 inch rockets next year

South Korea has reported some success with its Low-Cost Guided Imaging Rocket program and the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) said the guided 2.75 inch rocket could be deployed as early as next year.

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By User:Dammit (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 nl], via Wikimedia Commons
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NASA may request money next year to convert NRO spy satellites into space telescopes

Posted in Space on April 28th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on NASA may request money next year to convert NRO spy satellites into space telescopes

Two optical spy satellites from the cancelled Future Imagery Architecture program may get a chance to go into space under NASA’s WFIRST-AFTA (the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope-Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets) program.

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Credit: NASA
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One of only two airworthy Spitfire Mark I to be auctioned

Posted in Heritage on April 28th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on One of only two airworthy Spitfire Mark I to be auctioned

A rare Spitfire Mark 1 that was shot down over Dunkirk 75 years ago is going under the hammer at Christie’s ‘Exceptional Sale’ this July.

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Transparent Armor from NRL

Posted in Navy, Research on April 28th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Transparent Armor from NRL

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has invented a new way of making transparent spinel, a mineral that is tougher, stronger, harder than glass.

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U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman
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