Archive for April, 2017

Australia cleared to buy 70 AGM-88Bs and 40 AGM-88Es

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Australia cleared to buy 70 AGM-88Bs and 40 AGM-88Es

The Trump administration has cleared Australia’s request to buy 70 AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) and 40 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM).

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Photo: Orbital ATK
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360 video of Russian Knights Su-30SMs in formation with Swifts MiG-29s

Posted in Air Force on April 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on 360 video of Russian Knights Su-30SMs in formation with Swifts MiG-29s

The Russian Air Force is busy preparing for the Victory Day parade next month and the Russia Knights are bring their Su-30SMs to the parade for the first time.

Japan’s preference now is to go Aegis Ashore route

Posted in Air Defense, Space on April 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Japan’s preference now is to go Aegis Ashore route

Kyodo says Japan has decided to accelerate the study of deploying the Aegis Ashore missile defense system in the country.

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By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Internal politics might be delaying the delivery of air defense system to Georgia

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on April 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Internal politics might be delaying the delivery of air defense system to Georgia

Two years ago, Georgia placed an order for air defense radars and a VL MICA short-range surface-to-air missile system battery with France, till now, the package is yet to be delivered.

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Japan expected to spend $771 million each year maintaining its new military aircraft

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Japan expected to spend $771 million each year maintaining its new military aircraft

Some Japanese defense officials are worried that the high maintenance costs for U.S.-made military aircraft are going to hurt the country’s security capabilities.

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Photo: JASDF
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