Archive for April 8th, 2016

Exercise Black Dagger 2016

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Exercise Black Dagger 2016 is currently underway at RAAF Base Townsville and here are some images provided by the Royal Australian Air Force.
US Navy VFA-115 F/A-18E Super Hornet painted with the Australian Flag for Exercise Black Dagger.[/caption]
Photos: © Commonwealth of Australia 2015 

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USAF investigating incident whereby retired sergeant was forcibly removed from ceremony

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The U.S. Air Force Reserve has launched an investigation into a incident that happened during the retirement ceremony for a master sergeant from the 749th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base on Apr. 3.


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Pakistan trying to buy Damocles targeting pod for JF-17

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Pakistan is currently relying on the F-16 to carry precision air strikes and it wants to expand the role to the JF-17. To achieve that, the service plans to import the Thales Damocles targeting pod and integrate it on the fighter.

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By Georges Seguin (Okki) (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Lockheed Martin keen to put Aegis on San Antonio-class LPDs

Posted in Air Defense, Industry, Navy on April 8th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Lockheed Martin keen to put Aegis on San Antonio-class LPDs

For sometime Huntington Ingalls Industries has been keen to turn the San Antonio-class LPD into a missile defense ship and now Lockheed Martin has decided to jump on the bandwagon.

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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John K. Hamilton, USN (Official U.S. Navy Photograph) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Ash Carter will tour INS Vikramaditya

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will get a chance to tour aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya when he visits India from Apr. 10-12.

INS Vikramaditya (R33) with a Sea Harrier
Indian Navy [CC BY 2.5 in or CC BY 2.5 in], via Wikimedia Commons