Archive for September 28th, 2015

One more month before India seals contract for 36 Rafales

Posted in Air Force, Industry, MMRCA on September 28th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on One more month before India seals contract for 36 Rafales

Defence sources told Press Trust of India that negotiations for 36 Rafale fighter jets are likely to be wrapped up in another month.

Dassault Rafale C '142 - 113-GU' (14421567820)
Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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World’s last Sea Harriers to retire next year

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India is expected to send its Sea Harriers into retirement next year, the same time aircraft carrier INS Viraat is decommissioned.

Vertical take off by an Indian Navy Sea Harrier
Indian Navy [CC BY 2.5 in or CC BY 2.5 in], via Wikimedia Commons

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BBC flew on board RAF Sentinel R1 to observe surveillance mission over Iraq, Syria

Posted in Air Force on September 28th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on BBC flew on board RAF Sentinel R1 to observe surveillance mission over Iraq, Syria

A BBC film crew was able to go aboard a Royal Air Force Sentinel R1 and see its surveillance mission over the Iraqi, Syria border. Hit the source for the link to the video.

Stock imagery of RAF Sentinel R1 aircraft MOD 45156861
Photo: Sergeant Ross Tilly (RAF)/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons

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Photos, Video of Swedish Gripens operating out of a highway in Finland

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Last week , two Swedish Air Force Gripen fighters from 211 Squadron, F 21, landed on a road runway in Finland for the first time during exercise Baana 2015.

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Photos: Louise Levin/Försvarsmakten

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Tor–M2U can now fire while on the move

Posted in Air Defense on September 28th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Tor–M2U can now fire while on the move

Almaz-Antei has modified the Tor-M2U air defense system for it to fire its missiles while on the move.

Victory Day Parade 2014 rehearsal in Alabino (557-17)
By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/557) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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