Archive for April 22nd, 2017

MBDA given contract to de-risk integration of Meteor on F-35B

Posted in Industry on April 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on MBDA given contract to de-risk integration of Meteor on F-35B

The British government has given MBDA a contract for the integration of Meteor air-to-air missile on the F-35B.

Meteor-JSF-©-MBDA
Graphic: MBDA
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VFA-137 F/A-18E crashes during approach to land on CVN 70

Posted in Navy on April 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

A F/A-18E from VFA-137 crashed while on final approach to land on USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Celebes Sea on Apr. 21.

US Navy 120216-N-VO377-442 An F-A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 approaches the flight deck of the
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan P. Idle [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indonesia to acquire Sniper pods

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indonesia to acquire Sniper pods

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was in Jakarta, Indonesia this week and the sale of Lockheed Martin’s Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods were among the 11 commercial and investment agreements announced during the visit.

ANAAQ-33 Sniper XR
By Hunini (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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