Archive for April 25th, 2017

Erdogan to discuss S-400 contract with Putin next month

Posted in Air Defense on April 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Erdogan to discuss S-400 contract with Putin next month

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on May 3 and both will be discussing on a contract for the S-400 air defense missile system.

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
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State trials of S-350 air defense system to be completed this year

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on April 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on State trials of S-350 air defense system to be completed this year

An official from Almaz-Antey told National Defense magazine that state trials of the S-350 air defense missile system will be completed by end of this year.

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Four Hunters from ATAC training with VMFAT-501

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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company brought four Hawker Hunters and 10 personnel to MCAS Beaufort to train with VMFAT-501 on Apr. 13.

ATAC pilots provide adversary air for Warlords
Photo: Lance Cpl. Ashley Phillips
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Nigeria inducts two Mi-35Ms into service

Posted in Air Force on April 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Nigeria inducts two Mi-35Ms into service

Two Mi-35M attack helicopters were inducted into service with the Nigerian Air Force during a ceremony to mark’s the service’s founding anniversary in Makurdi on Apr. 24.

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Photos: Nigerian Air Force
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Watch what happens when you pit two teams of 25 drones against each other

Posted in Research, UAV on April 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Watch what happens when you pit two teams of 25 drones against each other

DARPA’s Service Academies Swarm Challenge is an aerial game of Capture the Flag played by swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles overseen by human operators. The competition, being waged by students from the three U.S. military Service academies, is an opportunity for the next generation of operators and tacticians to explore and understand swarm-versus-swarm interactions.

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