Archive for May 5th, 2016

ISIL’s Air Force – carrier pigeons

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A carrier pigeon used by ISIL to deliver message to a Jordanian has been seized by the authorities, the Jordanian border guard announced on May 4.

Carrier pigeon (taxidermied) 2014 CP+
By Morio (photo taken by Morio) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

North Korea will soon be able to build large ballistic missile submarines

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Analyzing commercial satellite imagery, the US-Korea Institute concluded that North Korea will soon be able to start construction of new ballistic missile submarines that are larger than the current Gorae-class.

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Airbus and Finmeccanica shortlisted to replace Singapore’s Super Puma fleet

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 5th, 2016 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Reuters reported that Airbus Helicopters and Finmeccanica’s AugustaWestland have been shortlisted by Singapore to replace its Super Puma fleet.

RSAF Aerospatiale AS-332M1 Super Puma Vabre
By Phil Vabre [GFDL or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Elbit successfully tests BrightNite system

Posted in Industry on May 5th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Elbit successfully tests BrightNite system

Elbit Systems recently invited a dozen of pilots from various Air Forces to trial its BrightNite multi-spectral panoramic vision system installed on a Twin-Star helicopter.

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Photo: Elbit
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Russia developing air defense variant of BMD-4M IFV

Posted in Air Defense on May 5th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia developing air defense variant of BMD-4M IFV

TASS disclosed that air-droppable BMD-4M amphibious infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is getting a air defense variant.

Russia Arms Expo 2013 (531-31)
By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/531) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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