Archive for September 2nd, 2017

RNZAF Exercise Blackbird

Posted in Air Force on September 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RNZAF Exercise Blackbird

The Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 crews are training to fly in mountainous terrain for the first time at Exercise Blackbird. The exercise area is the training ground near St Arnaud.

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Photos: RNZAF
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Raytheon awarded $119 million for Maritime Strike Tomahawk

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The Pentagon announced on Aug. 30 that Raytheon has been awarded $119 million to turn the Tomahawk Block IV into a anti-ship missile.

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By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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KSLV-2 launch animation

Posted in Research, Space on September 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on KSLV-2 launch animation

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has uploaded an animation showing the launch of KSLV-2, South Korea’s second carrier rocket.

Lockheed Martin gets LRIP Lot 1 contract for 2 CH-53Ks

Posted in Industry, Marines on September 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Lockheed Martin gets LRIP Lot 1 contract for 2 CH-53Ks

A Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 1 contract for two CH-53Ks has been awarded to Lockheed Martin.

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MQ-25 will offload 15,000lbs of JP5 at 500nm

Posted in Navy, UAV on September 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on MQ-25 will offload 15,000lbs of JP5 at 500nm

Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker revealed to U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings that the MQ-25 is to deliver about 15,000 pounds of fuel at 500 nautical miles from the aircraft carrier for its mission tanker role.

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Graphic: Lockheed Martin
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