Archive for November 3rd, 2017

Brimstone missile trials on Eurofighter completed

Posted in Air Force, Industry on November 3rd, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Firings of the Brimstone precision strike missile from a Eurofighter by BAE Systems have been completed, clearing the path for the evaluation by the Royal Air Force.

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China to launch reusable space plane in 2020

Posted in Space on November 3rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Xinhua says China will launch its home-grown reusable space plane in 2020. The Oct. 31 article cited a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

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USAF F-35As transit Hawaii while on their way to Japan

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A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to land at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 30, 2017. A dozen F-35As and approximately 300 Airmen are on their way to Kadena Air Base, Japan, deployed under U.S. Pacific Command's (PACOM) Theater Security Package program, which has been in operation since 2004. This marks PACOM’s first operational tasking for the F-35A and builds upon the successful debut of the fifth-generation stealth fighter in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition earlier this month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to land at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 30, 2017. A dozen F-35As and approximately 300 Airmen are on their way to Kadena Air Base, Japan, deployed under U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Theater Security Package program, which has been in operation since 2004. This marks PACOM’s first operational tasking for the F-35A and builds upon the successful debut of the fifth-generation stealth fighter in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition earlier this month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)

Swiss officials observe Hermes 900 testing at Goland Heights

Posted in UAV on November 3rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Swiss government has found itself in an embarrassing situation after it was revealed that officials had went to an Israeli air base in Goland Heights to evaluate the Hermes 900 UAV. Switzerland does not recognize the Goland Heights as Israeli territory.

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Sailors from VP-8 practice loading live AGM-84Ds at Kadena, Japan

Posted in Navy on November 3rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 31, 2017) Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 use a forklift to transport an AGM-84D Harpoon missile to a P-8A Poseidon aircraft for onload at Kadena Air Base, Japan. VP-8 is currently deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) missions, as well as providing maritime domain awareness to theater-level commanders. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jerome D. Johnson /Released)

OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 31, 2017) Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 use a forklift to transport an AGM-84D Harpoon missile to a P-8A Poseidon aircraft for onload at Kadena Air Base, Japan. VP-8 is currently deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) missions, as well as providing maritime domain awareness to theater-level commanders. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jerome D. Johnson /Released)


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