Archive for April 20th, 2016

Israel’s F-35Is will return home on 12/12/16

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The first two Lockheed Martin F-35Is for Israel have been scheduled to touch down on home soil on Dec. 12. The lead aircraft will then go into the hangar to have indigenous avionics installed.


Photo: Israeli Air Force

USAF’s latest optical sensor tested on Avenger

Posted in Research, UAV on April 20th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF’s latest optical sensor tested on Avenger

General Atomics has confirmed that the MS-177 multispectral sensor from UTC Aerospace has been tested aboard its Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle over seven flights from January to February this year.

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Photo: General Atomics
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Interior of Y-8X seen for the first time

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The medevac mission by the PLAN at Fiery Cross reef on Apr. 17 has allowed the outside world to see the interior of the Y-8X maritime patrol aircraft for the first time.

Y-8X interior

Canada takes another look at joining GMD system

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Canada’s ruling Liberal Party government is seriously looking into joining the U.S.-lead Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system and Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan is soliciting feedback from the public on the issue.

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By USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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No S-400 at this year’s Victory Day parade

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This year, the S-400 air defense missile system will not be part of the contingent for the Victory Day parade on Red Square in Moscow.

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
By ru:Участник:Goodvint (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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