Archive for April 12th, 2017

ALR-69A RWR tested on MQ-9

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General Atomics has proven that the Raytheon ALR-69A Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) can work on a MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle.

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By U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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WC-135 deployed to Okinawa

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An anonymous Japan Self-Defense Forces official told the Nikkei that the WC-135 radioactive particles sniffer plane has been deployed to Okinawa.

WC-135W make T&G for R-W05R. (9048170424)
By Ken H / @chippyho [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Luftwaffe orders 29 BOZ-101 EC pods

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The NATO Eurofighter 2000 and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) has placed an order for 29 BOZ-101 EC self-protection and countermeasures system pods with Saab.

Panavia Tornado (Luftwaffe) (8737437380)
By bomberpilot (imx00000101Uploaded by High Contrast) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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MQ-8C completes first compatibility testing with LCS

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The MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has completed its first series of testing aboard a littoral combat ship (LCS).

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Photo: U.S. Navy
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Sikorsky-Boeing FVL attack/transport helicopter concept

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Sikorsky and Boeing have unveiled the attack and transport variants of their Future Vertical Lift (FVL) concept.