Archive for November 28th, 2017

Tokyo police questions Chinese exchange student over illegal export of FLIR

Posted in Industry on November 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Chinese 22-year-old exchange student is being held for questioning by Tokyo police after he illegally exported a Star Safire III Forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera system to China.

JGSDF UH-1J(41839) FLIR at JMSDF Tokushima Air Base September 30, 2017
By Hunini (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Naval Iron Dome declared operational

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on November 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Israel has declared the naval version of the Iron Dome aboard Sa’ar 5-class corvette INS Lahav operational.


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Israel to offer surplus F-16A/B/C/Ds to Croatia

Posted in Air Force, Industry on November 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Flight Global has shed light on how Israel plans to compete in Croatia’s MiG-21 replacement competition using a mix fleet of surplus F-16s.

Israel Air Force General Dynamics F-16B Netz (401) Lofting-1
By Chris Lofting [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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X-2 managed to collect most flight data with 34 flights, RCS perform better than expected

Posted in Research on November 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Japanese defense official told Bradley Perrett of Aviation Week that the X-2 stealth demonstrator has collected more of the data required with just 34 flights.

X-2 air
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Russian Su-30 rock USN P-8A with its afterburners

Posted in Air Force, Navy on November 28th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Pentagon complained that a Russian Su-30 had carried out an unsafe intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8A on Nov. 25 over the Black Sea.


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