Archive for December 23rd, 2016

Pharewell F-4 Phantom II

Posted in Air Force on December 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pharewell F-4 Phantom II

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Maiden flight of first production conforming Scorpion jet

Posted in Industry on December 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Maiden flight of first production conforming Scorpion jet

The first production conforming Scorpion jet has completed its first flight McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Textron AirLand has announce.

N530TX
Photo: Textron AirLand
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South Korea says its Taurus cruise missile is now ready for combat

Posted in Air Force on December 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on South Korea says its Taurus cruise missile is now ready for combat

Seoul announced on Dec. 22 that its Taurus cruise missile is now ready for combat. The news comes after the weapon was recently delivered to the country earlier this month.

Taurus ILA2006
By axesofevil2000 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Boeing to produce 51 Harpoons for Brazil, Egypt and South Korea

Posted in Navy on December 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Boeing to produce 51 Harpoons for Brazil, Egypt and South Korea

The Pentagon announced under contract announcement Release No: CR-244-16 that Boeing has been awarded $207 million to produce 51 Lot 90 Harpoon weapon systems for Brazil, Egypt and South Korea.

HMCS Vancouver Harpoon Block II
Photo: Royal Canadian Navy
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Russia says 10 out of 162 weapons tested in Syria had flaws

Posted in Air Force on December 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia says 10 out of 162 weapons tested in Syria had flaws

At a meeting chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu disclosed that 162 new and upgraded weapons were tested in Russia’s military campaign in Syria and 10 of these had flaws that were not revealed during trials.

Soukhoï frappant une position ennemie en Syrie
Mil.ru [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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