Archive for June 21st, 2017

IAI fired a short-range ballistic missile from a cargo ship out at sea

Posted in Industry on June 21st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on IAI fired a short-range ballistic missile from a cargo ship out at sea

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on Jun. 20 that its LORA (Long-Range Artillery weapon system) was successfully fired from a cargo ship out at sea.


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GHWBCSG to make port call in Israel

Posted in Navy on June 21st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on GHWBCSG to make port call in Israel

The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv would not confirm or deny media reports that the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) will be making a port call at Haifa, Israel starting from Jul. 1.

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) 141010-N-AP620-012 (15338569480)
By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet (USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)_141010-N-AP620-012) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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HASC given secret report by USAF on restarting F-22 production

Posted in Air Force on June 21st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on HASC given secret report by USAF on restarting F-22 production

Washington Examiner said the U.S. House Armed Services Committee has received a secret report on restarting production of the F-22 from the U.S. Air Force on Jun. 18.

F-22 - Golden Formation
By U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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JF-17 claimed its first aerial kill, shooting down Iranian drone

Posted in Air Force, UAV on June 21st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on JF-17 claimed its first aerial kill, shooting down Iranian drone

An Iranian drone operating in Pakistan’s Parom area of Panjgur district was shot down by a JF-17 fighter.

Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder flies in front of the 26,660 ft high Nanga Parbat
By Asuspine [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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MiG and Sukhoi to merge under UAC in 2019

Posted in Airshow, Industry on June 21st, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on MiG and Sukhoi to merge under UAC in 2019

Starting from 2019, MiG Corporation and Sukhoi will merge into the combat aviation structural unit of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).

Su-27 and Mig-29 (3103670935)
By English: Aleksandr MarkinРусский: Александр Маркин (Su-27 and Mig-29) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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