Archive for May 2nd, 2017

RQ-4 arrives at Yokota Air Base, Japan

Posted in Air Force, UAV on May 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RQ-4 arrives at Yokota Air Base, Japan

The first of five RQ-4s to deploy to Yokota Air Base, Japan arrived at the base on May 1.

RQ-4 Arrives at Yokota
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson
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THAAD in South Korea has reached IOC

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U.S. officials said the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea has reached an initial operating capability.


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CCTV video of JF-17B

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38 North: KN-17 might not be an anti-ship weapon after all

Posted in Space on May 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on 38 North: KN-17 might not be an anti-ship weapon after all

John Schilling from the 38 North takes a look at North Korea’s KN-17 missile and warned that the weapon – with a Maneuvering Reentry Vehicle (MaRV) sitting atop of a Scud – might posed a serious threat to land targets in South Korea rather than American aircraft carriers.

KN-17

Romania says Patriot is just one of the possible solutions in mind

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on May 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Romania says Patriot is just one of the possible solutions in mind

Romania’s Defense Minister Gabriel Les spoke to television station TVR1 on Apr. 30 and he mentioned that the Patriot air defense system is just one of few possible solutions to upgrade the country’s air defense system.

Patriot PAC-2 Launcher Display at Hukou Camp Ground Close up 20140329
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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