Archive for May 30th, 2017

Israeli Apache squadron CO candidate failed lie detector tests

Posted in Air Force on May 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Israeli Air Force chief is starting a fresh search for a candidate to lead its AH-64D attack helicopter unit after the first choice applicant,known as Lt. Col. ‘A,’ failed lie detector tests repeatedly.

Israeli AH-64D
By Alexey Goral (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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HAF Mirage 2000 crashes

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A Mirage 2000 fighter assigned to the Hellenic Air Force’s 332 Squadron crashed during a training flight on May 29. The pilot ejected and was picked up by a Super Puma helicopter.

HAF Mirage 2000-5 - Low Pass
By stefg74 from Larisa, Greece [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Rafael to bring next-generation SPIKE LR II to Paris airshow

Posted in Airshow, Industry on May 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will unveil its second-generation of the SPIKE LR anti-tank missile at the Paris airshow next month.

Euro-Spike ER Helsinki 2012 2
By MKFI (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israel tested rocket propulsion system

Posted in Space on May 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Israel conducted the trial of a rocket propulsion system in the early morning of May 29. The launch was captured by Israelis and posted on social media.

ASELSAN secures second ASELPOD order from Pakistan

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Turkey’s ASELSAN announced that it had secured a $25 million contract to supply its ASELPOD targeting pod to Pakistan. The pods will be mounted on the latter’s JF-17 fighters.


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