Archive for May 1st, 2016

Teaching computers to search for mobile missile launchers

Posted in Space on May 1st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Teaching computers to search for mobile missile launchers

Defense One has a piece on how the Pentagon is spending $10 million to improve on the search for mobile missile launchers by teaching computers on how to filter them out from the surroundings.

Cubacrisis 01 Nov 1962
By USAF (http://www.af.mil/photos) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Japan, Philippines to reach TC-90 lease deal this month

Posted in Navy on May 1st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Japan, Philippines to reach TC-90 lease deal this month

Japan and the Philippines will conclude talks to lease five TC-90s from the Maritime Self-Defense Force to Manila.

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By まも(Mamo) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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JF-17 offered to Sri Lanka at $29 million a copy

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 1st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on JF-17 offered to Sri Lanka at $29 million a copy

According to the Sri Lanka Leader, Pakistan is offering the JF-17 fighter to Sri Lanka at $29 million each.

Pakistan Air Force Chengdu JF-17 Gu
By Shimin Gu [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russian MoD says RC-135 was intercepted as its transponder was off

Posted in Air Force on May 1st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russian MoD says RC-135 was intercepted as its transponder was off

A spokesman from the Russian Ministry of Defense said a Su-27 was scrambled to intercept an American RC-135 over the Baltic Sea on Apr. 29 because the latter’s transponder was switched off.

A Russian air force Su-27 fighter aircraft participates in exercise Vigilant Eagle 2013 near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2013 130828-O-ZZ999-010-CA
By Mary Kavanagh [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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MV-22B refuels the F-35B on the ground, air-to-air refueling next

Posted in Air Force, Marines on May 1st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on MV-22B refuels the F-35B on the ground, air-to-air refueling next

The first ground refueling between a F-35B and a MV-22 tilt-rotor was carried out on Apr. 28 at Edwards Air Force Base.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner
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