Archive for April 19th, 2017

Turkish Armed Forces induct Bayraktar Mini V.3 into service

Posted in UAV on April 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Turkish Armed Forces induct Bayraktar Mini V.3 into service

Baykar Makina tweeted on Apr. 18 that the company’s latest variant of its Mini unmanned aerial vehicle – the V.3 – has entered the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces.

Taiwan’s Han Kuang exercise’s computer-simulated portion will include the F-35

Posted in Air Force on April 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan’s Han Kuang exercise’s computer-simulated portion will include the F-35

Taiwan’s annual Han Kuang exercise will include the deployment of the F-35 for this year’s computer-simulated war games.

F-35B Lightning of VMFAT-501 hovers over Eglin AFB 2013
By U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Testing of Haeseong ship-to-ground missile completed

Posted in Navy, Research on April 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Testing of Haeseong ship-to-ground missile completed

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the development of the Haeseong ship-to-ground missile has been completed in March.


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Testing of PAK-FA’s 9-A1-4071K cannon likely to be completed this year

Posted in Air Force, Industry, PAK-FA on April 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Testing of PAK-FA’s 9-A1-4071K cannon likely to be completed this year

An executive from NPO Pribor told reporters that the testing of the 9-A1-4071K cannon for PAK-FA will likely be completed this year.


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Adversary services companies struggling to challenge the F-35

Posted in Industry on April 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Adversary services companies struggling to challenge the F-35

CEO of Airborne Tactical Advantage Company told Seapower magazine that the F-35 “is easily able to counter the adversary services aircraft thrown at it in numbers” and the adversary services industry is struggling to come up with a realistic threat aircraft to challenge fifth-generation fighters.

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Photo courtesy by Frank Crebas
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