Archive for March 16th, 2017

F-35B fires ASRAAM

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MBDA announced that the company’s Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) has been successfully fired from the Lockheed Martin F-35.

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Photo: MBDA
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Denmark orders more LITENINGs for its F-16s

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Northrop Grumman says Denmark has placed an order for more LITENING advanced targeting pods for its F-16 fleet. Denmark is the first international operator of the LITENING G4 pod and it was first delivered back in 2013.

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Photo credit: Capt. Thomas Kristensen, RDAF.

Russia to fire ‘500’ surface-to-air missiles during drill in Siberia

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A large scale air defense exercise is being held in Siberia’s Republic of Buryatia and a press release says around 500 surface-to-air missiles will be fired against 250 targets and two cruise missiles.

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By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://www.vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/600) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Canada issues Letter of Request for 18 Super Hornets

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The Canadian government has move another step closer towards acquiring the Super Hornet to supplement its CF-18 fleet by issuing a Letter of Request to the U.S. government on Mar. 13.

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By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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IAF Su-30MKI crashed, three civilians injured

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Three villagers from Shivkar Kudla, India were injured when a Indian Air Force Su-30MKI crashed into their homes on Mar. 15. The crew ejected safely.


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