Archive for April 28th, 2017

SM-6 is one step away from full operational capability

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Raytheon says its Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) is just one step away from full operational capability after completing a series of complex testing with the U.S. Navy.

SM-6 Eram June 2014
By U.S. Navy photo/Released (http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=180264) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israel fired Patriot at ‘target’ over Golan

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Israeli air defense forces fired a Patriot missile at a ‘target’ that was over the Golan Heights on Apr. 27.

Patriot-luchtverdedigingssysteem
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MH-60R crashes off Guam

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A MH-60R naval helicopter assigned to HSM-78 crashed in waters near Guam on Apr. 27. Two pilots and one air crewman were recovered safely by USS Dewey.

An MH-60R Sea Hawk fires chaff flares during a training exercise. (34287318195)
By Official U.S. Navy Page from United States of America MC2 Sean M. Castellano/U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Watch the Eurofighter fire two Meteors

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The Eurofighter has successfully completed a simultaneous firing of two MBDA Meteor air-to-air missiles. Eurofighter GmbH says the firing completes the development testing activity of the weapon on the platform.