Archive for May 11th, 2016

Pictures from Sea Harrier sunset

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Sea Harrier retirement 3
Photos: India’s Ministry of Defense
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Naval Tejas has completed ski-jump tests

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The Indian Navy is very satisfied with ski-jump testing of the naval Tejas and the two prototypes will proceed to do touch-and-go on a simulated deck at the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) in Goa.

HAL Tejas NP-1 takes-off from the Shore Based Test Facility at INS Hansa, Goa
Indian Navy [CC BY 2.5 in or CC BY 2.5 in], via Wikimedia Commons
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Iran says its S-300 air defense system is now deployed

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Iran’s Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan revealed that the S-300 air defense system from Russia is now deployed at Khatam-ol-Anbia Air Defense Base.

Thales Scorpion selected for Spain’s Hornets

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Thales disclosed that the Spanish Ministry of Defense will buy 80 Thales Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (HMCS) for its Hornet fleet.


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Super Hornet, Growler gain new tricks with latest software package

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A series of flight testing over the Point Mugu Sea Range from Apr. 18-29 help the U.S. Navy validate two sets of software configuration for the F/A-18 and EA-18G.

US Navy 090217-N-3610L-243 An EA-18G Growler assigned to the
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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