Archive for May 17th, 2017

French Tiger fleet had an operational rate of 25.6 % in 2016

Posted in Army on May 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on French Tiger fleet had an operational rate of 25.6 % in 2016

The operational capability rate of the French Tiger attack helicopter fleet improved by 1.4 percentage points to 25.6 percent in 2016.

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By besopha (Eurocopter LE TIGRE) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Full-scale flight tests of Ka-62 to commence this year

Posted in Industry on May 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Full-scale flight tests of Ka-62 to commence this year

Having completed its first hovering test last year, the Ka-64 medium helicopter will commence full-scale flight testing this year, Director of the Aviation Industry Department at Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry Sergei Yemelyanov said.

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Photo: Russian Helicopters
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THAAD’s AN/TPY-2 detected launch of Hwasong-12 IRBM

Posted in Air Defense, Space on May 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on THAAD’s AN/TPY-2 detected launch of Hwasong-12 IRBM

South Korea’s defense minister told lawmakers on May 16 that the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) deployed in the country was able to pick up the launch of North Korea’s Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM).


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Lockheed Martin receives delivery order to provide Kuwait with Sniper pods

Posted in Air Force on May 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Lockheed Martin receives delivery order to provide Kuwait with Sniper pods

The U.S. Air Force has given Lockheed Martin a delivery order to provide 14 Sniper targeting pods to the Kuwait Air Force for its F/A-18C/D.

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By Hunini (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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BAE Systems rolled out first Eurofighter and Hawk for Royal Air Force of Oman

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on BAE Systems rolled out first Eurofighter and Hawk for Royal Air Force of Oman

BAE Systems has rolled out the first Eurofighter and Hawk Mk166 for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) in Warton, Lancashire on May 15.

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Photo: BAE Systems
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