Archive for May 21st, 2016

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister says no deal to buy Su-35 yet

Posted in Air Force on May 21st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indonesia’s Foreign Minister says no deal to buy Su-35 yet

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi revealed that President Joko Widodo did not discuss a deal to buy the Su-35 during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 18.

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“Make in India” fighter to be selected by March

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India’s Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said his ministry will decided by March on which fighter to be built under the “Make in India” initiative.

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NRL has developed a camera pod to film errant Chinese, Russian fighter pilots

Posted in Navy, Research on May 21st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on NRL has developed a camera pod to film errant Chinese, Russian fighter pilots

Frustrated with a lack of photographic and video evidence showing reckless Chinese and Russian intercepts of U.S spy planes, the Naval Research Laboratory has come to the rescue with a prototype Common Airborne Situational Awareness (CASA) camera pod.

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Photo: NRL
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S-300V4 now has an engagement range of 400km

Posted in Air Defense on May 21st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on S-300V4 now has an engagement range of 400km

Almaz-Antey’s Chief Designer Pavel Sozinov told TASS that the S-300V4 air defense missile system can now engage targets up to 400km away.

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By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/384) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russian Ministry of Defense to become first customer for Mi-38

Posted in Army on May 21st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russian Ministry of Defense to become first customer for Mi-38

The Russian Ministry of Defense will be the first operator of the Mi-38 transport helicopter, Russian Helicopters said in a press release.

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By Doomych (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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