Archive for November 8th, 2017

Malaysia looking at Light Combat Aircraft procurement

Posted in Air Force on November 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

At the International Fighter Conference in Berlin, a Royal Malaysian Air Force officer disclosed that Malaysia is looking at procuring a Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) that can go supersonic while powered by a single engine.

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RMAF setting up evaluation team to buy 4 MPAs

Posted in Air Force, Industry on November 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, Gen. Affendi Buang, told the media while attending the Defence and Security 2017 exhibition in Thailand that a technical team will soon be set up for the evaluation of the maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) competition.

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Sweden will enter negotiations to buy Patriot

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on November 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Swedish government has decided to procure the MIM-104 Patriot air defense missile system from Raytheon and the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has been authorized to enter negotiations with the U.S. government.

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the 5th Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, stage “Patriot” missile defense systems for a “Patriot Shock” exercise in Capu Midia, Romania on November 4, 2016. The weeklong exercise tests the unit’s quick response deployment readiness and increases joint interoperability with “Patriot” missile systems and their Romanian partners. (DoD News photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the 5th Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, stage “Patriot” missile defense systems for a “Patriot Shock” exercise in Capu Midia, Romania on November 4, 2016. The weeklong exercise tests the unit’s quick response deployment readiness and increases joint interoperability with “Patriot” missile systems and their Romanian partners. (DoD News photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)


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