Archive for December 20th, 2017

F-35 Weapons Delivery Accuracy testing completed

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on December 20th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on F-35 Weapons Delivery Accuracy testing completed

The F-35 Weapons Delivery Accuracy (WDA) flight tests at Edwards Air Force Base are over, completing a major milestone to get the jet’s Block 3F software ready for combat.

An F-35A Lightning II aircraft launches an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast Oct. 31, 2013 131031-N-ZZ999-110
By Paul Weatherman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Boeing reveals its MQ-25 offering

Posted in Industry, MQ-X, Navy on December 20th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Boeing reveals its MQ-25 offering

Boeing has unveiled its unmanned aerial tanker that it will use for competing in the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 competition on Dec. 19.

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Boeing photo by Eric Shindelbower
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Elbit gets follow-on contract to provide J-Music DIRCM for NATO’s MRTT fleet

Posted in Air Defense on December 20th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Elbit gets follow-on contract to provide J-Music DIRCM for NATO’s MRTT fleet

Elbit announced on Dec. 19 that it has been awarded a follow-on $46 million contract to supply additional J-Musicâ„¢ DIRCM (Direct Infrared Countermeasures) self-protection systems for NATO’s A330 Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet (“MMF”) Program.

KC-30 A39-002 refuelling an USAF F-16 in 2015
By U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Irish Air Corps getting three PC-12s

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The Irish Air Corps will buy three PC-12s to replace its existing five Cessna aircraft. The contract was signed by Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe, on Dec. 19.

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Photo: Office of Paul Kehoe

Japan’s cabinet approves plan to buy two Aegis Ashore systems

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved the purchase of two Aegis Ashore missile defense system on Dec. 19.


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