Archive for September 19th, 2015

PAK-FA will be tested at war games next year

Posted in Air Force, Industry, PAK-FA on September 19th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on PAK-FA will be tested at war games next year

Russian Air and Space Forces Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said once the PAK-FA enter service in 2016, it will be tested at various military exercises.

Sukhoi T-50 and a MiG-29M2
By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/464) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Wildcat breeze thru heat trials in Gulf

Posted in Navy on September 19th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Wildcat breeze thru heat trials in Gulf

The Royal Navy took its latest Wildcat naval helicopter to the Gulf for heat trials and the helicopter excelled in those tests.

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Photo: Royal Navy
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RAND: U.S.-China Military Scorecard

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force on September 19th, 2015 by alert5 – 1 Comment

RAND has compiled a “scorecard” on U.S. and Chinese military capabilities on 10 operational areas using open, unclassified sources. Two scenarios were generated: a Taiwan invasion and a Spratly Islands campaign.

U.S.-China Military Scorecard
Graphic: RAND
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CV-22 demonstrates personnel recovery to Kenyan Defense Forces

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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa was able to demonstrate combat rescue, basic survival evasion resistance and escape skills to the Kenyan Defense Forces during a week-long personnel recovery engagement course.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nesha Humes
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Four companies vying to build Ka-226T in India

Posted in Industry on September 19th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Four companies vying to build Ka-226T in India

A partner to build the Kamov Ka-226T helicopter is needed in India and four companies are jostling to get the coveted contract for supplying 197 helicopters to the Indian military.

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By Allocer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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