Archive for February 7th, 2017

Taiwan reveals indigenous AESA radar

Posted in Research on February 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan reveals indigenous AESA radar

At a ceremony to sign a memorandum between the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) and National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) for the indigenous advance jet trainer, a model of NCSIST’s in-house AESA radar was shown to the public for the first time.

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This is how Tern’s SideArm UAV capture system works

Posted in Research, UAV on February 7th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been funding Aurora’s SideArm UAV launch and recovery system for the Tactically Enhanced Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program. A video showing how the actual system works has been posted online.


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Taj Sareen was having issues with his jet’s INS before crash

Posted in Marines on February 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taj Sareen was having issues with his jet’s INS before crash

A F/A-18C from VMFA-232 crashed near Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England on Oct. 21, 2016. BBC has seen the accident investigation report which says the Hornet’s Inertial Navigation System was not “100%” before it took off.

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By English: Cpl Aubry L. Buzek [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Brazil decides not to buy Pantsir-S1

Posted in Air Defense on February 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Brazil decides not to buy Pantsir-S1

Brazil had walked away from plans to buy the Pantsir-S1 self-propelled air defence system from Russia, Jane’s reported.

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By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/372) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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