Archive for May 10th, 2017

USS Lake Champlain collides with South Korean fishing boat

Posted in Navy on May 10th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain has collided with South Korean fishing boat 502 Namyang in the waters south of Ulleung Island on May 9.

US Navy 090217-N-4774B-015 USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) anchors off the coast of Gan
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Sweden will buy Boeing’s T-X only if it wins USAF competition

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Sweden will buy Boeing’s T-X only if it wins USAF competition

Sweden will only replace its aging Saab 105 jet trainer with the T-X trainer made by Boeing and Saab if the latter wins the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition.

T-X T2 First Flight
Photo: Boeing
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Taiwan still searching for misfired HF-3

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Spokesman for Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, Maj. Gen. Chen Chung-chi, briefed the local media that the military is still searching for the Hsiung Feng-3 (HF-3) supersonic anti-ship missile that was accidentally fired last year.

Hsiung Feng III Anti-Ship Missile Display in Chengkungling 20111009a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Watch Airbus’ first automatic air-to-air refueling contacts

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First LRIP AN/TPS-80 delivered to USMC

Posted in Air Defense, Marines on May 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on First LRIP AN/TPS-80 delivered to USMC

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first low rate initial production (LRIP) AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system to the U.S. Marine Corps, the company said in a press statement on May 9.

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Photo: Northrop Grumman
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