Archive for January 8th, 2017

Indian Army to retire 41 Cheetahs and Chetaks

Posted in Army on January 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indian Army to retire 41 Cheetahs and Chetaks

The Indian Army is proposing a replacement of 41 Cheetah and Chetak helicopters with the indigenous Dhruv as quickly as possible.

Indian Army's HAL Cheetah at Leh (2) cropped
By Anirvan Shukla [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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For 1st time since WW2, a CSG will be under 3rd Fleet command after crossing IDL

Posted in Navy on January 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on For 1st time since WW2, a CSG will be under 3rd Fleet command after crossing IDL

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is currently underway for the Western Pacific on a regularly scheduled deployment. But this time, the CSG will remain under U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control even after crossing the International Date Line (IDL).

US Navy 030219-N-5884W-028 Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) in formation, perform a fly-by
By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indonesia wants to export locally-made Russian general-purpose bombs

Posted in Industry on January 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indonesia wants to export locally-made Russian general-purpose bombs

Jakarta is giving consideration to an initiative to export local-made Russian general-purpose bombs to other countries operating Sukhoi fighters.

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Photo: PT. Sari Bahari
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