Archive for March 2nd, 2017

Russia’s copy of Reaper

Posted in UAV on March 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A commercial imaging satellite flew over the Gromov Flight Research Institute near Moscow on May 31, 2016 and managed to capture a picture of the new Russia MALE unmanned aerial vehicle – Orion.

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Photo: TerraServer
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Trump to visit USS Gerald R. Ford today

Posted in Navy on March 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U.S. President Donal Trump will be visiting Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia today and he will be speaking from aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, a spokesperson from the shipyard said.

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) on the James River in 2013
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Aidan P. Campbell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

India tested its AAD on Mar. 1

Posted in Air Defense, Space on March 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

India test-fired its Advanced Area Defence (AAD) interceptor against a target on Mar. 1 and all the mission objectives were successfully met.

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Photo: Indian Ministry of Defense
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India is preparing to deploy SPYDER along border with Pakistan

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on March 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A report by India Today says the Indian Air Force is about to deploy its Israeli-made SPYDER air defense missile system on its border with Pakistan within weeks.

Rafael SPYDER SAM System
By Pritishp333 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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CSBA calls for two carriers single strike force with 110 aircraft

Posted in Navy on March 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has published a new study on Feb. 28 that calls for the U.S. Navy to move away from a “presence” force structure to a two prong approach that relies on “deterrent forces” and a “maneuver force.”

US Navy 050319-N-4308O-149 The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), foreground, is relieved by the Nimitz-class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Persian Gulf
By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Ryan O’Connor [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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