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 – Be the first to comment

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 – Be the first to comment

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 – Be the first to comment

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 – Be the first to comment

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 – Be the first to comment

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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