Archive for March 18th, 2017

DARPA downselects two companies for Gremlins program

Posted in Research on March 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on DARPA downselects two companies for Gremlins program

DARPA has moved to phase 2 of its Gremlins research project and Dynetics and General Atomics are given the green light to proceed to the next phase.

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Trump picks Boeing executive to be No. 2 at Pentagon

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The Trump administration has recommended Boeing senior vice president Patrick Shanahan to be deputy defense secretary.

The Pentagon US Department of Defense building
By “DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force.” [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Iraq has taken delivery of T-50IQ

Posted in Air Force on March 18th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Iraq has taken delivery of T-50IQ

Iraq has taken delivery of the KAI T-50IQ, the country’s Air Force chief Anwar Hamad Amin announced on Mar. 16.

T-50IQ first flight
Photo: KAI

Ukraine is making its own copy of the MiG-29

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Ukraine is set to produce its own indigenous fighter and Jane’s reported that the jet will strongly resemble the MiG-29.

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By Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (Air Force of Ukraine. By Taras Gren) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Flight Global says Israel could be eyeing F-15 2040 variant

Posted in Air Force, Industry on March 18th, 2017 by alert5 – 2 Comments

Arie Egozi from Flight Global reports that Israel wants its new F-15s to carry more missiles and this could be the 2040 configuration that Boeing was touting last year.

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Graphic: Boeing
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