Archive for November 7th, 2017

Three CSGs to hold joint exercise in Western Pacific

Posted in Navy on November 7th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Reuters says the Pentagon is preparing for a large-scale military exercise in the Western Pacific that involves three aircraft carrier strike groups (CSG).

US Navy 070814-N-6106R-148 USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Groups transit in formation during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) during exercise Valiant Shield 2007
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen W. Rowe [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Japan’s Defense Minister to visit Aegis Ashore facility in Hawaii

Posted in Air Defense on November 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera is scheduled to make a trip to Hawaii in January and he’ll be visiting the Aegis Ashore test facility there.

Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Lockheed Martin to produce high power laser for fighter jet

Posted in Air Force, Industry, Research on November 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin has secured a $26.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to design, develop and produce a high power fiber laser that will be tested on a tactical fighter jet by 2021.

Lockheed Martin is helping the Air Force Research Lab develop and mature high energy laser weapon systems, including the high energy laser pictured in this rendering. Credit: Air Force Research Lab (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin is helping the Air Force Research Lab develop and mature high energy laser weapon systems, including the high energy laser pictured in this rendering. Credit: Air Force Research Lab (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)


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Nellis AFB repainted F-15 to honor the victims of Las Vegas mass shooting

Posted in Air Force on November 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A F-15 assigned to Nelli Air Force Base was supposed to be repainted to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, the base decided to come up with a new paint scheme after the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 1 in order to honor the victims.