Archive for May 20th, 2016

Boeing says “incomplete and possibly flawed data” was used in Danish fighter evaluation

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 20th, 2016 by alert5 – 1 Comment

A Boeing official told a Danish parliamentary committee on May 19 that the Danish government had used “incomplete and possibly flawed data” to conclude that the Super Hornet was more expensive to operate than the F-35.

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F-15C 79-041 in Finland

Posted in Air Force on May 20th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on F-15C 79-041 in Finland

Here are some photos of F-15C, # 79-041, being deployed to Finland together with the rest of the planes from the 173rd Fighter Wing.

The 173rd Fighter Wing flagship touches down at Rissala Air Base, Finland during a joint training exercise that is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, May 10, 2016. The distinctive paint scheme was developed by the unit and commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Oregon Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson/released)

The 173rd Fighter Wing flagship touches down at Rissala Air Base, Finland during a joint training exercise that is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, May 10, 2016. The distinctive paint scheme was developed by the unit and commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Oregon Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson/released)


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Belarusian Air Force fighters carried out night time landing on motorway

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The Belarusian Air Force carried out a night time landing exercise on a motorway in Cherven District on May 18.


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U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck can destroy UAVs, quad-copters and even laptops

Posted in Army, Research on May 20th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck can destroy UAVs, quad-copters and even laptops

The U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command brought its High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck to Fort Sill, Oklahoma in April and the test bed was able to shot down “a large number of UAVs and quad-copters” plus a laptop.

said Adam Aberle, High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator program manager, U.S. Army's Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command Technical Center, holds up a unmanned aerial vehicle displaying the damage caused by a compact laser weapons system during the during the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, at Fort Sill April 21.(photo by Monica K. Guthrie)

said Adam Aberle, High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator program manager, U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command Technical Center, holds up a unmanned aerial vehicle displaying the damage caused by a compact laser weapons system during the during the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, at Fort Sill April 21.(photo by Monica K. Guthrie)


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Russia to modernize Dnepr early-warning radar at Sevastopol

Posted in Air Defense, Space on May 20th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia to modernize Dnepr early-warning radar at Sevastopol

An abandoned Dnepr early-warning radar at Crimea’s Sevastopol will be reactivated with components coming from a similar station near Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia.

Dnepr Sevastopol
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