Archive for September 7th, 2017

DARPA’s Flying Missile Rail

Posted in Research on September 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on DARPA’s Flying Missile Rail

DARPA is showing an interesting project for a Flying Missile Rail (FMR) that carries at least one AIM-120 air-to-air missile and can fly on its own for 20 minutes at Mach 0.9.


Video: DARPA
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Afghanistan paying $1.3 billion for 150 MD 530Fs

Posted in Air Force, Industry on September 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Afghanistan paying $1.3 billion for 150 MD 530Fs

MD Helicopters of Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $1.3 billion contract on Sept. 5 to supply an estimated quantity of 150 MD 530F helicopters to Afghanistan.

Afghan Air Force MD-530F helicopter fires machine guns
By Staff Sgt. Perry Aston (USAF) (dvidshub.net) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Myanmar Air Force Soko G-4 missing

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A Myanmar Air Force Soko G-4 training jet went missing on Sept. 5 and a search is underway. The jet took off from Pathein and contact was lost at 0918 local time.

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Graphic: Myanmar military

Future Russian aircraft carrier could be built in Far East

Posted in Navy on September 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Future Russian aircraft carrier could be built in Far East

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told Rossiya-24 television station that future aircraft carriers could be built at the Zvezda shipyard in the Far East.

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By Naval Intelligence Support Center (http://www.americaspace.com/?p=20825) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Additional THAAD launchers being deployed in Seongjun, South Korea

Posted in Air Defense on September 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Additional THAAD launchers being deployed in Seongjun, South Korea

Four additional THAAD launchers left Osan Air Base, South Korea for Seongju this morning and scuffle broke out between protesters and the police.