Archive for December, 2017

Saab offers fixed face configuration of Sea Giraffe 4A

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on December 30th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Saab’s Sea Giraffe 4A AESA S-band radar now comes in a fixed-panel configuration, the Swedish company announced on Dec. 29.

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Source: Saab
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Russia voices displeasure with Japan’s Aegis Ashore decision

Posted in Air Defense on December 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Dec. 28 that Japan’s decision to acquire two Aegis Ashore missile defense systems will affect ties between both countries.

Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Two F-35s will accompany B-2 at Rose Parade to honor the late Maj. Benjamin Meier

Posted in Air Force on December 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Two F-35s assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base will accompany a B-2 stealth bomber during the flyover at the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018.

Two U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron
By U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler (nellis.af.mil) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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South Korea also keen to operate F-35Bs from its Dokdo-class LPHs

Posted in Navy on December 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says Seoul is also keen to operate the Lockheed Martin F-35B from its Dokdo-class amphibious assault ships.

ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) underway in March 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Achterling [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Canada to withdraw CF-18s from Romania next month

Posted in Air Force on December 29th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Canada will withdraw the four CF-18 Hornets that it has deployed to Constanta, Romania since September. The jets are scheduled to depart next month.

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By John Davies – CYOW Airport Watch [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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