Archive for November, 2016

Germany might relocate Tornado ECRs from Turkey to Jordan, Kuwait or Cyprus

Posted in Air Force on November 30th, 2016 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The German Ministry of Defense has been looking at various locations in the Middle East so that it can relocate its Tornado ECR fighters currently deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

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Photo: Bundeswehr/Bienert
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Ukraine’s plan to test fire missiles near Crimea upsets Russia

Posted in Air Defense on November 30th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Ukraine’s plan to test fire missiles near Crimea upsets Russia

Russia’s aviation agency Rosaviatsia says Ukraine has issued a notice that it will test fire missiles near Crimea and the city of Simferopol on Dec. 1 and 2. Moscow summoned the Ukrainian defense attache to hand over a protest note.

Ukrainian 9k33 Osa SAMS during the Independence Day parade in Kiev
By Віталій (Парад в Києві 24.08.2008) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Tunisia admits U.S. drones are patrolling along its border with Libya

Posted in UAV on November 30th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Tunisia admits U.S. drones are patrolling along its border with Libya

The United States has been flying its drones along the Tunisian-Libyan border to ward of attacks by Islamic State, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi disclosed on television on Nov. 24.

First MQ-9 Reaper at Creech AFB 2007
By United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Belarus takes delivery of six Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters

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Russian Helicopters delivered six Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters to the 50th air base of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Command on Nov. 28.

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Russian patent for hypersonic weapon

Posted in Research on November 30th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russian patent for hypersonic weapon

This patent, issued by the Russian Federal Service on Intellectual Property to NPO Mashinostroyeniya, describes how a hypersonic weapon can be configured to hit land and surface targets. Hit the link below for the patent.

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