Archive for May 24th, 2017

Army Ready, Soldier Strong – Singapore Army Open House

Posted in Army on May 24th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Army Ready, Soldier Strong – Singapore Army Open House

We were invited by the Singapore Army yesterday for a sneak preview of its Open House in the heart of the city.

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Ex-USS Independence to arrive in Texas on May 30

Posted in Navy on May 24th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Former U.S. Navy conventional-powered aircraft carrier USS Independence will be arriving at Port of Brownsville, Texas on May 30.

USS Independence (CV-62) underway 1979
By: PH1 LINCOLN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Elta to test KF-X’s AESA radar

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South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development has roped in Elta to support the testing of an indigenous AESA radar for the KAI KF-X fighter.

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Source: KAI
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Philippine Navy commissions 3 MPACs capable of being armed with Spike ER

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The Philippine Navy has commissioned another three multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) into service at Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City on May 22.

MPAC Mk 3 Bare and Possible Installed Launcher
By Rhk111 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Lockheed, Raytheon partnering Japanese firms to supply radar for Aegis Ashore

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on May 24th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Lockheed, Raytheon partnering Japanese firms to supply radar for Aegis Ashore

Reuters was brief by five sources on a race by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to partner Japanese firms to develop a new radar for the proposed Aegis Ashore installations in Japan.

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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