Archive for April 9th, 2016

INS Arihant launched its first SLBM on Mar. 31

Posted in Navy, Space on April 9th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on INS Arihant launched its first SLBM on Mar. 31

The Indian Express claimed that the Indian Navy has secretly launched a K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from SSBN INS Arihant on Mar. 31.

Arihant 1
By gagan@BRF (Gagan. Created on MS Paint) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.S. Army wants navigation software that allows drones to scout for ground vehicles

Posted in Army, UAV on April 9th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Army wants navigation software that allows drones to scout for ground vehicles

The U.S. Army is solicitation the industry’s help to develop an Autonomous UAS Navigation system that will allow unmanned aerial vehicles to scout ahead of ground vehicles.

RQ-11 Raven 2
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MiG-31BMs flew non-stop for 7 hours during 8,000 km journey

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MiG-31BMs stationed in eastern Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region have flown non-stop to southern Russia’s Astrakhan region in a seven hour four minutes flight.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31BM in flight
By Konstantin Tyurpeko (http://russianplanes.net/id161326) [CC BY-SA 4.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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OH-58D farewell ceremony scheduled on Apr. 15

Posted in Army on April 9th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on OH-58D farewell ceremony scheduled on Apr. 15

The U.S. Army’s 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade will be organizing a farewell ceremony for the OH-58D helicopter at Fort Bragg on Apr. 15.

151019-Arming and Fueling the Mission
Photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez
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Boeing given contract worth $922 million for 117 AH-64Es

Posted in Army, Industry on April 9th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Boeing given contract worth $922 million for 117 AH-64Es

Boeing has been given a $922 million contract for the remanufacture of 117 AH-64E attack helicopters, the DoD said in contracts notification release CR-065-16 on Apr. 7.

2H8A9536 copy (14465960441)
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