Archive for November 22nd, 2017

AI helps researchers identify Chinese SAM sites in 42 minutes

Posted in Air Defense on November 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A team from the Center for Geospatial Intelligence, at the University of Missouri have came up with deep learning algorithms that can help imagery analysts locate missiles site within a day.

Leizhou peninsula
By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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First B-52H Conventional Rotary Launcher ready for combat

Posted in Air Force on November 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

B-52 Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRL) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base by a C-5M on Nov. 6 to be used for combat overseas.

Airmen assigned to the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation flight load a conventional rotary launcher onto a Halverson K-loader at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 3, 2017. The CRL was later loaded onto a C-5M Supergalaxy for deployment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

Airmen assigned to the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation flight load a conventional rotary launcher onto a Halverson K-loader at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 3, 2017. The CRL was later loaded onto a C-5M Supergalaxy for deployment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman
1st Class Sydney Campbell)


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Pentagon spending $143 million to upgrade Jordanian airbase

Posted in Air Force on November 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The latest National Defense Authorization Act reveals that the Pentagon is spending $143 million to upgrade Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in Jordan.

Jordanian F-16, Muwaffaq Salti Air Base
By Caycee Cook, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Philippine Navy commissions first TC-90 into service

Posted in Navy on November 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Philippine Navy commissioned the first of five TC-90s into service with an activation and blessing ceremony in Sangley Point, Cavite City on Nov. 21.

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Croatia leaning towards Swedish Gripens or Israeli F-16s

Posted in Air Force, Industry on November 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A report by Croatian daily newspaper Večernji list says the Swedish Gripen and Israeli F-16 has emerged as the top contenders to replace the country’s MiG-21.

Mig21 kockasti
By Lipnopower (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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