Archive for May 14th, 2017

Japan selects Aegis Ashore

Posted in Air Defense on May 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Japan selects Aegis Ashore

The Yomiuri Shimbun reports that Tokyo has concluded that it is more cost-effective to build a new missile defense layer based on the Aegis Ashore solution rather than THAAD.

Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan’s Han Kuang computer war game validates need for F-35B to repulse Chinese carrier strike force

Posted in Navy on May 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan’s Han Kuang computer war game validates need for F-35B to repulse Chinese carrier strike force

The computer war game portion of Taiwan’s Han Kuang exercise this month revealed weaknesses in the island’s defense against a Chinese carrier strike force.

F-35B Lightning of VMFAT-501 hovers over Eglin AFB 2013
By U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Here’s another shot of PAK FA #509 in the new paint scheme

Posted in Air Force, PAK-FA on May 14th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Here’s another shot of PAK FA #509 in the new paint scheme