Archive for January 12th, 2017

Watch how J-10B pilots train for aerial refueling

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Poland exploring the possibility of buying up to 96 second-hand F-16s

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 12th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Poland exploring the possibility of buying up to 96 second-hand F-16s

Poland is reported to be exploring the possibility of buying up to 96 second-hand F-16s and to overhaul and upgrade them in the country.

Ex STEADFAST JAZZ (10691316234)
By SFJZ13 (Ex STEADFAST JAZZUploaded by GiW) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Czech approves plan for joint airspace protection with Slovakia

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force on January 12th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Czech approves plan for joint airspace protection with Slovakia

The Czech cabinet has given the green light to participate in a joint airspace protection arrangement with neighboring Slovakia.

Selfie in a Czech Saab Gripen as it patrols Icelandic airspace
Milan Nykodym [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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AFRL says IBM’s neuromorphic chip can pick out tanks from radar images

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A neuromorphic CMOS chip produced by IBM is able to pick out tanks and other vehicles from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images while using a minimal amount of energy to do so.

DARPA SyNAPSE 16 Chip Board
By DARPA SyNAPSE [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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X-37B OTV-4 has spent more than 600 days in orbit

Posted in Air Force, Space on January 12th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on X-37B OTV-4 has spent more than 600 days in orbit

The current OTV-4 mission of the X-37B space plane has cross the 600 days mark and if it still orbits the Earth after Mar. 23, it will break the previous record set by OTV-3.

X-37B prelaunch
By USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons