Archive for May 25th, 2017

Israel will get an instrumented F-35

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Israel will get an instrumented F-35

Lockheed Martin is assembling a one-off F-35 for the Israeli Air Force. This jet will come with a special suite of test instrumentation.

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Photo: Lockheed Martin
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Israel to equip its M-346 with inert bombs, drop tanks

Posted in Air Force on May 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Israel to equip its M-346 with inert bombs, drop tanks

According to Flight Global, Israel plans to update its M-346 fleet so that the advanced jet trainer can carry inert practice bombs and external drop tanks.

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Photo: Alenia Aermacchi
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PAK-FA to reach front-line units in 2019

Posted in Air Force, PAK-FA on May 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on PAK-FA to reach front-line units in 2019

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told the upper house of parliament that the Sukhoi PAK-FA stealth fighter will enter service with the Russian Air Force in 2019.


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First Boeing, now Lockheed drops out of OTH-WS competition too

Posted in Navy on May 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on First Boeing, now Lockheed drops out of OTH-WS competition too

Lockheed Martin has decided against competing in the U.S. Navy’s Over-the-Horizon Weapon System (OTH-WS) competition. The news came almost a month after Boeing dropped out of the same competition.

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The next U.S. spaceplane will be from Boeing

Posted in Industry, Space on May 25th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on The next U.S. spaceplane will be from Boeing

Congratulations to Boeing for winning phase 2 and 3 of DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program.


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