Archive for May 16th, 2016

Swedish FMV confirms talk to sell 8 Gripen C/Ds to Botswana

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Swedish FMV confirms talk to sell 8 Gripen C/Ds to Botswana

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Swedish: Försvarets materielverk, FMV) revealed on May 13 that it is in talks with the Botswana government to sell 8 Gripen C/D fighters to the African nation.

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Iran not keen to get S-400 air defense system

Posted in Air Defense on May 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Iran not keen to get S-400 air defense system

Iran’s Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan said his country is not keen to buy the S400 air defense system when queried by a reporter.

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
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India carried out successful ballistic missile intercept

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India test-fired its Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor on May 12 and the missile destroyed a modified Prithvi ballistic missile.

AAD Launch Crop
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30th anniversary of Top Gun

Posted in Heritage on May 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on 30th anniversary of Top Gun

The movie Top Gun was released on May 16 thirty years ago and Raytheon looks at how aerial combat has evolved over the years. Hit the source for the link to the article.

Filming of Top Gun movie (01) 1985
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India in talks with African countries over Light Combat Helicopter

Posted in Industry on May 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on India in talks with African countries over Light Combat Helicopter

According to India’s Economic Times, India is in talks with countries in African to sell the Light Combat Helicopter from HAL.

HAL LCH TD-1
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