Archive for December 27th, 2016

Taiwan says Liaoning carrier group heading towards Hainan

Posted in Navy on December 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan says Liaoning carrier group heading towards Hainan

An anonymous Taiwan defense official told Reuters that Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning and six other warships are now heading towards Hainan island.

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Israeli Air Force is opposing plan by Army to acquire long-range missiles

Posted in Air Force, Army, Industry on December 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Israeli Air Force is opposing plan by Army to acquire long-range missiles

Israel is mulling an option to equip its artillery corps with long-range surface-to-surface missile that can reach targets deep inside Lebanon. However, the plan is being opposed by the Air Force who believes its warplanes are more suited for the job.

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Russian missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov has completed its overhual

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After five long years of upgrades and repairs at Zvyozdochka Shipyard, Russia’s second Slava-class cruiser – has return to service with the Northern Fleet.

Cruiser Marshal Ustinov leaving Norfolk 1989
By Camera Operator: PH1 JEFF ELLIOT, USN (ID:DN-ST-89-10486) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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India conducts fourth test of Agni 5

Posted in Space on December 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on India conducts fourth test of Agni 5

India has successfully conducted a fourth test launch of its Agni 5 nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile on Dec. 26.

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Iraq taking delivery of T-50IQ early next year

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Iraq taking delivery of T-50IQ early next year

Iraq’s Ministry of Defense says it will soon take delivery of the T-50IQ it ordered from South Korea.

T-50IQ first flight
Photo: KAI
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