Archive for May 28th, 2016

Piranha 5 successfully loaded inside A400M

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General Dynamics European Land Systems recently demonstrated the loading of its Piranha 5 8×8 IFV into an Airbus A400M airlifter.

Mowag Piranha V Danish
By Forsvarsministeriets Materiel- og Indkøbsstyrelse [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Mongolian Armed Forces given UAV training by U.S. military

Posted in Army, UAV on May 28th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Mongolian Armed Forces given UAV training by U.S. military

At this year’s iteration of Khaan Quest, members of the Mongolian Armed Forces were given classroom and practical lessons on unmannned aerial vehicle operations from soldiers with U.S. 8th Military Police Brigade.

Mongolian Armed Forces Lt. Col. B. Baasaadorj practices the steps of launching an unmanned aerial vehicle May 27 during the UAV training portion of Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The training equipped MAF members with a deeper understanding of the purpose and operations of UAVs and how they can be used during peacekeeping missions. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)

Mongolian Armed Forces Lt. Col. B. Baasaadorj practices the steps of launching an unmanned aerial vehicle May 27 during the UAV training portion of Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The training equipped MAF members with a deeper understanding of the purpose and operations of UAVs and how they can be used during peacekeeping missions. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)

U.S. Army SFC Bradley Godsey demonstrates the steps of launching an unmanned aerial vehicle May 27 during the UAV training portion of Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The training equipped MAF members with a deeper understanding of the purpose and operations of UAVs and how they can be used during peacekeeping missions. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. Godsey is a Clay City, Indiana, native, and is assigned to 8th military Police Brigade. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)

U.S. Army SFC Bradley Godsey demonstrates the steps of launching an unmanned aerial vehicle May 27 during the UAV training portion of Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The training equipped MAF members with a deeper understanding of the purpose and operations of UAVs and how they can be used during peacekeeping missions. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. Godsey is a Clay City, Indiana, native, and is assigned to 8th military Police Brigade. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)


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Russia notches second successful test of anti-satellite missile

Posted in Space on May 28th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia notches second successful test of anti-satellite missile

Russia has carried out its second successful test of a new anti-satellite missile dubbed Nudol.

ASM-135 ASAT and SolWind (artist impression)
By USAF via Wikimedia Commons
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Modified SM-3 Block IB successfully tested

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on May 28th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Modified SM-3 Block IB successfully tested

The U.S. Navy successfully tested two SM-3 Block 1B interceptors that were equipped with a modified third-stage rocket motor nozzle on May 25 and 26.


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It’s official. V-22 to get airborne refueling role

Posted in Industry, Marines on May 28th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on It’s official. V-22 to get airborne refueling role

The Pentagon on May 26 awarded a $58 million contract to the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office in order for the latter to develop and integrate the V-22 aerial refueling system for the MV-22.


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