Archive for July 11th, 2017

Patriot deployed to Lithuania for the first time

Posted in Air Defense on July 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. military has deployed a Patriot air defense missile unit in Lithuania for the first time on Jul. 10. The system is participating in Exercise Tobruk Legacy.

Patriot Lithania
Photo: Lithuania Ministry of National Defense
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Liaoning to depart Hong Kong today

Posted in Navy on July 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning is expected to depart Hong Kong after 1030 local time today.

Dutch AH-64Ds to be protected by AN/AAR-57A(V)7

Posted in Heritage on July 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Trump administration has approved the sale of AN/AAR-57A(V)7 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) to Netherlands and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Jul. 10.

Apache - RIAT 2016 (28976204094)
By Airwolfhound from Hertfordshire, UK (Apache – RIAT 2016) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Folding blades available for land-base variant of Ka-52

Posted in Uncategorized on July 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Russian Helicopters intends to fit the folding blade system on the land-base variant of the Ka-52 reconnaissance/attack helicopter as part of its upgrade.

Russian Air Force Kamov Ka-52 (19604206086)
By Fedor Leukhin (VVO_8407) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Bahrain orders Sniper ATP

Posted in Air Force, Industry on July 11th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A press release by Lockheed Martin on Jul. 10 says the company had received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet.

ANAAQ-33 Sniper XR
By Hunini (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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