Archive for December 7th, 2017

Akash with indigenous RF seeker tested

Posted in Air Defense on December 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

India has tested its Akash air defense missile equipped with a local radio frequency seeker for the first time.

Akash missile Aero India 2011
By Defence19 [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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EA-18G Block II might be equipped with UAV

Posted in Industry, Navy, UAV on December 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

During a media tour of Northrop Grumman’s mission systems facility outside Baltimore, Maryland, reporters were shown an unmanned aerial vehicle that folds inside a canister and designed to be carried on the EA-18G

US Navy 090217-N-3610L-243 An EA-18G Growler assigned to the
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Three RC-135S Cobra Balls were airborne during launch of Hwasong-15

Posted in Air Force on December 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Omaha World-Herald reports that three RC-135S Cobra Ball spy planes were airborne during the time North Korea test-fired the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile.

RC-135S COBRA BALL in flight
By U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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MQ-9 to be armed with SDB

Posted in Air Force, UAV on December 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

General Atomics has been awarded a $17 million contract to integrate the GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) onto the MQ-9 Reaper.

MQ-9 Reaper - 090609-F-0000M-777
By U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Jane’s: Turkey interested in AV-8Bs

Posted in Marines on December 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Jane’s reported that Turkey is interesting in acquiring the AV-8B STOVL fighter while waiting for F-35Bs to become available.

Aerial refueling exercise 131118-M-MC013-041
By Staff Sgt. Matthew Orr (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1062005) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons