Archive for February 15th, 2017

Super Hornet Block 3 to de-emphasize on stealth, more on networking

Posted in Industry, Navy on February 15th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Boeing latest effort for the Super Hornet Block 3 proposal will focus less on stealth and increase the jet’s ability to network with other carrier-borne aircraft in the U.S. Navy.

FA-18E of VFA-195 landing on USS George Washington in June 2015
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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India to set up second Tejas production line

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India’s Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar disclosed that work to setup a second production line for the HAL Tejas fighter will start in three-months.

Tejas Aero India-2013
By Ashwin Kumar [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russian military aircraft buzz USS Porter

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The Pentagon said Russian military aircraft came close to U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter three times in the Black Sea on Feb. 10.

US Navy 120130-N-OP638-127 The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse L. Gonzalez [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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China says KJ-200 crew did nothing wrong during close encounter with U.S. P-3

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China’s state-own Global Times says an anonymous government source told the daily that the crew of a KJ-200 had responded “legally and professionally” during a close encounter with a U.S. Navy P-3 over South China Sea last week.

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By 日本防衛省·統合幕僚監部 [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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State trials of Mi-28NM to start soon

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CEO of Russian Helicopters, Andrey Boginsky, said his company’s new Mi-28NM attack helicopter will be undergoing state trials this year.


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