Archive for April 29th, 2017

Internal politics might be delaying the delivery of air defense system to Georgia

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on April 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Internal politics might be delaying the delivery of air defense system to Georgia

Two years ago, Georgia placed an order for air defense radars and a VL MICA short-range surface-to-air missile system battery with France, till now, the package is yet to be delivered.

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Japan expected to spend $771 million each year maintaining its new military aircraft

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Some Japanese defense officials are worried that the high maintenance costs for U.S.-made military aircraft are going to hurt the country’s security capabilities.

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Photo: JASDF
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Greece wants five second-hand U.S. Army CH-47Ds

Posted in Army on April 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Greece wants five second-hand U.S. Army CH-47Ds

Greece has requested for the transfer of five CH-47Ds from the U.S. Army inventory. The sale is estimated at $80 million.

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By Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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New Zealand seeking to buy four P-8As

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The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential sale of four Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft to New Zealand on Apr. 27.

P-8A of VP-5 over the Philippine Sea in September 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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