Archive for April 8th, 2017

JSM to get RF-seeker

Posted in Industry, Research on April 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Australian Department of Defense has given Kongsberg Defence Systems a contract to integrate a RF-seeker sensor, developed by BAE Systems Australia, on the Joint Strike Missile (JSM).

Joint Strike Missile Mockup at JA2016
By Strak Jegan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

India places $1.6 billion order for MRSAM

Posted in Air Defense, Army on April 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on Apr. 6 that India has placed a contract worth over $1.6 billion for the Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM).

MRSAM
Photo: Indian Ministry of Defense
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Russian post-strike UAV footage of Al Shayrat airfield

Posted in UAV on April 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Russian Ministry of Defense flew a unmanned aerial vehicle over Al Shayrat airfield in Syria following a cruise missile strike there by the United States.


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Trump is an aviation enthusiast

Posted in Air Force on April 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

In an interview at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York recently, head of Air Mobility Command Gen. Carlton Everhart, said he found U.S. President Donald Trump to be an aviation enthusiast.

Donald Trump official portrait
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Four Indonesian Su-27s are in Belarus for upgrades

Posted in Air Force on April 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Indonesian Air Force has confirmed that four of its Su-27s are now in Belarus for upgrades while two more are undergoing maintenance in the country.

Exercise Pitch Black 2012
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