Archive for December 31st, 2016

U.S. Aegis destroyers have been backing up Japan’s missile defense shield

Posted in Air Defense, Navy, Space on December 31st, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

According to Yomiuri Shimbun, U.S. Navy Aegis destroyers deployed in Japan have been stepping in to plug gaps in Japan’s missile defense shield from time to time since autumn.

CFAY activities 150611-N-XN177-168
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MiG-35 state trials to commence next month

Posted in Industry on December 31st, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin disclosed that state trials of the MiG-35 fighter will commence next month.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-35D, Russia - Air Force AN1580463
By Oleg V. Belyakov – AirTeamImages [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Reagan offered to share F-117 technology with Britain

Posted in Air Force on December 31st, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Newly declassified documents released from the British National Archives show that U.S. President Ronald Reagan had offered Margaret Thatcher a chance for both countries to work on the F-117 stealth program back in 1986.

410th Flight Test Squadron - F-117 Formation
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Russia keen to sell submarine, UAV to Philippines

Posted in UAV on December 31st, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Moscow has offered to sell a submarine and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to Manila.

Interpolitex 2011 (406-8)
By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/406) [CC BY-SA 4.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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First flight of M-345HET

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Leonardo has flown its M-345HET jet trainer on Dec. 29. The aircraft took to the air from Venegono Superiore airfield with Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli at the controls.

Alenia Aermacchi M-345 CPX619 PAS 2013 01
Julian Herzog [GFDL or CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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