Archive for January 7th, 2017

Thales Spy Ranger mini-UAV selected by France

Posted in UAV on January 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has chosen the Spy Ranger mini-unmanned aerial vehicle made by Thales for French force.

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Growler crew still hospitalized

Posted in Navy on January 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The crew of a EA-18G that suffered severe injuries during an accident at NAS Whidbey Island on Dec. 16 are still in hospital.

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By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Deborah Lee James: F/A-18 and F-35 not interchangeable

Posted in Air Force on January 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told Defense News in a Jan. 5 interview that the service “does not view the F/A-18 and the F-35 to be substitutable at all.”

F-35Cs of VFA-101 in flight with FA-18E of VFA-122 in April 2015
By U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Darin Russell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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South Korea researching on laser weapon to bring down N. Korea drones

Posted in Research, UAV on January 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense said it will develop a laser weapon system from next year that can shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles from North Korea.

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1st Marine Aircraft Wing phasing in AH-1Z in Japan

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The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing has started to phase out its AH-1W attack helicopters with the newest AH-1Zs at MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.


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