Archive for December 28th, 2016

That time when a Singapore Navy submarine caught a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier off guard

Posted in Navy on December 28th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on That time when a Singapore Navy submarine caught a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier off guard

It has long been rumored that a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier group was successfully tracked by a Singapore Navy submarine in South China Sea. The photo of the carrier coming into the periscope sights has now surfaced in a video by the Republic of Singapore Navy.

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Screen grab from RSN video
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North Korea developing UAV to carry dirty bomb

Posted in UAV on December 28th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on North Korea developing UAV to carry dirty bomb

A South Korean think tank – North Korea’s Intellectuals Solidarity (NKIS) – said that Pyongyang is working to adapt its Banghyun 5 drone to carry a dirty bomb for attacking South Korea’s presidential office and other facilities.

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Belarus to set up joint venture with China for producing UAVs

Posted in UAV on December 28th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Belarus to set up joint venture with China for producing UAVs

An official with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus says his country is in talks with China to set up a joint venture to produce unmanned aerial vehicles in Belarus.

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By William Ide [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Kazakhstan has taken delivery of two more Su-30SMs

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 28th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Kazakhstan has taken delivery of two more Su-30SMs

Kazakhstan has taken delivery of two more Su-30SMs (# 05, 06). These are in addition to the four jets there were delivered in 2015.

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HAL HJT-36 to start fresh rounds of spin testing with new vertical fin

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 28th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on HAL HJT-36 to start fresh rounds of spin testing with new vertical fin

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is ready to begin a new series of spin testing for its HJT-36 subsonic intermediate jet trainer to validate its redesigned vertical tail.

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By Sergey Krivchikov [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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