Archive for September 29th, 2015

Lockheed Martin started construction of world’s largest digital phased array radar

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force, Industry, Space on September 29th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Lockheed Martin started construction of world’s largest digital phased array radar

Lockheed Martin’s Space Fence System has cleared the Critical Design Review (CDR) conducted by the U.S. Air Force. Construction of the world’s largest digital phased array radar has begun on Kwajalein Island, the company said.

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RAF Waddington air show scrapped

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The Royal Air Force has decided to stop organizing the RAF Waddington air show due to ‘increased security concerns.’

A brace of Vulcans - Waddington 2013 (9223640373)
Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Iraq willing to allow Russian reconnaissance flights on ISIL in its airspace

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An Iraqi defense ministry spokesman said Baghdad is willing to allow Russian reconnaissance aircraft to spy on ISIL while flying over its airspace.

Russian Navy Sukhoi Su-24MR (RF-33778) at Gvardeyskoye Air Base, Crimea
By Jenyk (http://spotters.net.ua/file/?id=87882&size=large) [CC BY-SA 4.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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First aerial fuel transfer from RAAF KC-30A to F-35A

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The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has completed the first fuel transfer from a RAAF KC-30A to a USAF F-35A at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

KC-30 Tanker Test fuel transfer to F-35A
Photos: USAF
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Live-firing exercise by PLA Army Aviation Corps

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A recent PLA Army Aviation Corps exercise saw the Z-9s and the latest Z-10s, Z-19s operate together to improve their tactics.

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