Archive for January 10th, 2018

Saudi Arabia interested in buying Iron Dome?

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on January 10th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Swiss daily Basler Zeitung is said to have reported this week that Saudi officials examined the Israeli-made Iron Dome missile interception system in Abu Dhabi.

Tamir MML
Photo: John A. Hamilton
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China’s second carrier to start sea trials next month

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Military experts in China say the country’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier will likely go for its first sea trials next month.

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By GG001213 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

NGAUS: Each Guard Apache Battalions need to borrow six AH-64s to go to war

Posted in Army on January 10th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

National Guard Association of the U.S. has issued a statement regarding the Army’s recent announcement to keep four AH-64 attack helicopter battalions within the Army National Guard.

AH-64D Apache Longbow
By “Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army” – by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway (www.army.mil (via internet archive)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Spain extends Patriot deployment in Turkey till June

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The deployment of Spanish Patriot air defense missile system in Turkey will be extended to June this year, the Daily Sabah learned from diplomatic sources.

PATRIOT SAM launcher at ILA 2012
By Sivi Steys (Flickr: Patriot) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Lockheed Martin gets AN/ALQ-248 development contract

Posted in Air Defense, Industry, Navy on January 10th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy has awarded a development contract for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system.

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Graphic: Lockheed Martin
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