Archive for November 17th, 2017

Chinese admiral claims J-15s have carried out “thousands of takeoffs” using EMALS

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Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo, director of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s expert consultation committee, told CCTV recently that the country’s J-15s have made “thousands of takeoffs” using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS).

EMALS
By Tosaka (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Raytheon not offering air-to-air variant of AMRAAM-ER

Posted in Air Defense on November 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Raytheon not offering air-to-air variant of AMRAAM-ER

Jane’s was told by Raytheon at the Dubai airshow that the company has no plans to evolve the AMRAAM-ER into an air-to-air missile.

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Photo: Raytheon
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Watch the first Tu-160M2 getting roll out

Posted in Industry on November 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Watch the first Tu-160M2 getting roll out


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AW129’s successor designated as AW249

Posted in Industry on November 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on AW129’s successor designated as AW249

A report by Dominic Perry for Flight Global says the successor for the AW129 Mangusta attack helicopter has been designated as AW249.

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By Matt Morgan [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan converts Mk 82 into depth charge

Posted in Air Force, Research on November 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Taiwan converts Mk 82 into depth charge

Taiwan has converted the Mk 82 general-purpose bomb into a depth charge and it will be deployed on its P-3C. A separation test from the Orion has been carried out successfully.


Video: RoCAF