Archive for April 27th, 2016

X-2 expected to clock around 50 flights during test campaign

Posted in Industry, Research on April 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on X-2 expected to clock around 50 flights during test campaign

Flight Global interviewed Hirofumi Doi, manager of Japan’s Future Fighter Program at the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA), and Doi said the X-2 demonstrator will fly around 50 flights.

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Britain’s Protector UAV is actually the Certifiable Predator B

Posted in Industry, UAV on April 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Britain’s Protector UAV is actually the Certifiable Predator B

The Protector unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that the British Ministry of Defense is buying has been revealed to be the Certifiable Predator B (CPB) from GA-ASI.

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Image: GA-ASI
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Russia not planning to deliver S-300 air defense missile system to Syria

Posted in Air Defense on April 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia not planning to deliver S-300 air defense missile system to Syria

When asked whether Russia will deliver the S-300 air defense missile system to Syria, head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin said there are no plans to do that.

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Israel developed the first app for the F-35

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Israel developed the first app for the F-35

Aviation Week looks at the implications of having operators write their own software applications that will run inside the mission computers of the F-35. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is the first company to do so for the Israeli Air Force.

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Photo: U.S. Air Force

Russia supplying S-300 to Iran ahead of schedule

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on April 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia supplying S-300 to Iran ahead of schedule

An executive with the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told reporters that delivery of the S-300 air defense systems to Iran is ahead of schedule and Moscow plans to export other weapons that are not banned under international law to Tehran.

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