Archive for May 31st, 2016

North Korea failed in its fourth attempt to launch Musudan

Posted in Space on May 31st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on North Korea failed in its fourth attempt to launch Musudan

South Korea says its neighbor tried to launch a Musudan ballistic missile at 5:20 a.m. Seoul time today and the attempt failed.


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China reveals new type of hardened aircraft shelter

Posted in Air Force on May 31st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on China reveals new type of hardened aircraft shelter

A story by CCTV 7 on May 29 shows a new type of hardened aircraft shelter (HAS) for the J-10 fighter.

J-10 HAS -1
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Airbus CEO: A400M issues could have been avoided

Posted in Industry on May 31st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Airbus CEO: A400M issues could have been avoided

Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Group, Tom Enders, was quoted by newspaper Bild am Sonntag as saying that current problems in the A400M program could have been avoided by not opting to develop the aircraft’s engine from scratch.

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By Laurent ERRERA from L’Union, France (DSC_8340-EC-402Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Maiden flight of HTT-40 expected today

Posted in Industry on May 31st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Maiden flight of HTT-40 expected today

If everything goes according to plan, the prototype Hindustan Aeronautics ( HAL) basic trainer is expected to make its first flight today in Bengaluru.

HTT-40
Photo: Indian Ministry of Defense
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France, India to discuss Rafale deal at Shangri-La Dialogue

Posted in Air Force, Industry, MMRCA on May 31st, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on France, India to discuss Rafale deal at Shangri-La Dialogue

India’s Financial Express says the defense ministers of France and India will meet on the sidelines of the Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore this weekend to discuss the Rafale deal.

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By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (Rafale – RIAT 2013) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons