Archive for December 2nd, 2017

Egypt, Russia working on agreement to use each other’s airbases

Posted in Air Force on December 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Cairo is in talks with Moscow for an agreement that allows both sides to allow their military aircraft to enter each other’s airspace and use their bases.

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By: Staff Sgt. Jim Varhegyi, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pentagon to set aside 2019 cluster bomb deadline

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on December 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Jan. 1, 2019 deadline in which the United States would continue its use of cluster bombs only if 99 percent of the weapons are able to detonate will be ignored by the Pentagon.

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By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Mobley, U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Netherlands might not be able to pay for last 3 F-35As due to currency rate

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In a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives, the State Secretary for Defence, said the government might not be able to afford to pay for the last 3 of 37 F-35As due to the Euro to U.S. Dollar exchange rate.

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By US Air Force / Ministerie van Defensie (bron: Ministerie van Defensie.) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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In future, U.S. Marines could be resupplied by unmanned gliders

Posted in Marines, Research, UAV on December 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) has given a contract to Yates Electrospace Corp to develop and test 10 unmanned gliders that are able to deliver 700 pounds of life-saving supplies and cargo to any Marine unit.

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Graphic: Yates Electrospace Corporation
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