Archive for May 13th, 2016

RAF Eurofighters on current BAP detachment scrambled for first time

Posted in Air Force on May 13th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAF Eurofighters on current BAP detachment scrambled for first time

Royal Air Force Eurofighters currently undertaking the NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission in Estonia have been scrambled for the first time on May 12.

BAP-16-0001
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Russia is getting a new helicopter to replace the Ka-27

Posted in Industry, Navy on May 13th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia is getting a new helicopter to replace the Ka-27

Russian Helicopters has been given the green light to develop a new helicopter to replace the iconic Kamov Ka-27 naval helicopter.

US Navy 030612-N-4374S-001 A chock and chain crew, part of the flight deck team aboard the Aegis cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) remains in a ready position while a Russian Helix K-27 helicopter lands aboard ship
By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Boeing will go head to head against NSM with Harpoon ER

Posted in Navy on May 13th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Boeing will go head to head against NSM with Harpoon ER

Boeing is touting an upgraded Harpoon ER anti-ship missile as the ideal choice of weapon for the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship (LCS).

Harpoon Block II+
Photo: U.S. Navy
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Marine Nationale’s E-2C and Rafale M for this year’s Tiger Meet

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For this year’s NATO Tiger Meet in Zaragoza, Spain, the French Navy specially painted one of its E-2C and Rafale M fighter in special paint scheme.

Marine Nationale Tiger Meet E-2C
Photos: French Navy
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Russia has started creating parts for the new rail-based ICBM

Posted in Space on May 13th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia has started creating parts for the new rail-based ICBM

TASS is reporting that parts for the new Russian rail-based ICBM system, dubbed Barguzin, are being assembled.

Боевой железнодорожный ракетный комплекс БЖРК 15П961 Молодец (1)
By George Shuklin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons
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