Archive for December 22nd, 2017

UAE said to be interested in arming its Mirage 2000-9 with India’s Astra missile

Posted in Air Force on December 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on UAE said to be interested in arming its Mirage 2000-9 with India’s Astra missile

A report by Hindustan Times says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken an interest in India’s indigenous Astra Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVRAAM).

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Photo: DRDO
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VMU-4 retires the RQ-7B

Posted in Marines, UAV on December 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on VMU-4 retires the RQ-7B

VMU-4 flew its final RQ-7B unmanned aerial system flight during Exercise Steel Knight in Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 11.

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Photo: USMC
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India all set to acquire last white-tail C-17

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on India all set to acquire last white-tail C-17

The Indian Air Force is set to acquire the last Boeing white-tail C-17 strategic transport aircraft after the defense acquisition committee cleared the procurement.

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By U.S. Air Force by Jet Fabara [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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RMAF shortlists four models of aircraft for its MPA requirements

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RMAF shortlists four models of aircraft for its MPA requirements

According to Jane’s the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has narrowed down to four aircraft types that meets its Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) requirements.

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By Alert5 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia has put three Voronezh early-warning radars into operational service

Posted in Air Defense on December 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia has put three Voronezh early-warning radars into operational service

Three of Russia’s Voronezh early-warning radars stationed in Krasnoyarsk, Altai and Orenburg regions are now operational.

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Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense
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