Archive for January 9th, 2017

ISIL destroys two SyAAF L-39s with ATGMs

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ISIL forces managed to destroy two Syrian Arab Air Force L-39s at Deir ez-Zor on Jan. 6 using anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM).

Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops switching to all digital communications by 2020

Posted in Space on January 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Russian Defense Ministry says the Strategic Missile Troops – the branch that controls Russia’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles – is on course to using a digital communication network by 2020.

Moscow Victory Parade 2010 - Training on May 6 - img08
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McKinney mid-air collision victim was also last person selected to fly SR-71

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One of the three people killed in a mid-air collision of two private aircraft near Aero Country Airport in McKinney on Dec. 31 was retired LTC. Greg “Spanky” Barber. Barber was the last person selected to pilot the SR-71 before the supersonic spy plane was retired.


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Indian in talks to sell its Akash air defense missile system to Vietnam

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Times of India reports that New Delhi and Hanoi are discussing over the sale of India’s indigenous Akash air defense missile system to Vietnam.

Akash missile Aero India 2011
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Nirbhay team given 6 months extension

Posted in Research on January 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The team behind India’s Nirbhay cruise missile have been given six months by the government to troubleshoot the faults and deliver a successful test-firing.

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