Archive for May 28th, 2017

North Korea test-fired indigenous surface-to-air missile

Posted in Air Defense on May 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on North Korea test-fired indigenous surface-to-air missile

North Korea is said to have test fired its KN-06 surface-to-air missile system. This testing was supervised by Kim Jong En.

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North Korea says Heron UAV entered its airspace 4 times

Posted in UAV on May 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on North Korea says Heron UAV entered its airspace 4 times

North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency reported that a South Korean Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had entered its airspace on four occasions.

IAI Heron 1 in flight 2
By SSGT REYNALDO RAMON, USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Nimitz CSG to be deployed in Western Pacific, joining Carl Vinson and Regan CSGs

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The Pentagon has decided not to dispatch the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to the Middle East and the ships will be deployed in the Western Pacific instead.

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is underway in U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility Aug. 16, 2013 130816-N-LP801-114
By MC3 Raul Moreno Jr. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Trudeau government paid $30 million membership fees to remain in F-35 club

Posted in Industry on May 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Trudeau government paid $30 million membership fees to remain in F-35 club

Once again the Canadian government has fork out $30 million to remain as a partner nation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (mock-up), Canada - Air Force AN1753011
By Alain Rioux [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Britain handed over 7 Sea Kings to Pakistan Navy

Posted in Navy on May 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Britain handed over 7 Sea Kings to Pakistan Navy

The British Ministry of Defence has formally handed over seven Sea King helicopters to the Pakistan Navy on May 24.

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