Archive for May 9th, 2016

Russia’s state broadcaster says RS-28 ICBM can destroy area the size of Texas

Posted in Space on May 9th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia’s state broadcaster says RS-28 ICBM can destroy area the size of Texas

Zvezda, a TV network run by the Russian Ministry of Defense, reported that the new RS-28 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is capable of destroying an area the size of Texas or France.

Dnepr inside silo.jpg
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Upgrade of Indian Air Force jets affected by new customs rule

Posted in Air Force on May 9th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Upgrade of Indian Air Force jets affected by new customs rule

The Indian Air Force found out that from Apr. 1 this year, parts for the maintenance and upgrade of its aircraft have to pay customs duties. Thus, various imported spare parts and components are now idling at warehouses in the ports as duties have not been paid.

JT069 Sepecat Jaguar Indian Air Force (8414613382)
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Pantsir-S1 spotted in Palmyra, Syria

Posted in Air Defense on May 9th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pantsir-S1 spotted in Palmyra, Syria

Video footage shot at Russia’s military base in Palmyra, Syria shows an active Pantsir-S1 air defense system deployed there.

Palmyra Pantsir-S1