Archive for May 6th, 2017

MQ-9 has dropped its first JDAM

Posted in Air Force, UAV on May 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The MQ-9 recently dropped a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition at a range, adding another weapon to the drone’s arsenal.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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Saudi Arabia interesting in getting several THAAD batteries

Posted in Air Defense on May 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Reuters say it has exclusive information on Saudi Arabia’s negotiations with U.S. for several batteries of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) air defense missile system.

Photo Credit: Ben Listerman, Missile Defense Agency

Photo Credit: Ben Listerman, Missile Defense Agency


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Watch Egypt’s Ka-52 flying for the first time

Posted in Industry on May 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

F-22 Inc 3.2B Mod completes firing trials of AIM-9X, AIM-120D

Posted in Air Force on May 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Edwards Air Force Base posted a press release on May 4 saying that the F-22 Increment 3.2B Modernization have completed firing trials with the AIM-9X and AIM-120D air-to-air missiles.

F-22 - Golden Formation
By U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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MDA wants “transportable” GBIs

Posted in Space on May 6th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has posted a Request for Information (RFI) on the Federal Business Opportunity site to solicited on ideas for “transportable” Ground Based Interceptors (GBIs).

Ground-based interceptor lifts off from Vandenberg AFB - FTG-05
By Joe Davila, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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