BriteCloud decoy successfully tested

Posted in Industry on April 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The BriteCloud expendable decoy from Selex ES was successfully tested from a non-Gripen aircraft, the company said.
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Russian Army will get upgraded Pantsir S with new missile this year

Posted in Air Defense on April 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

An upgraded Pantsir S along with a new missile will be delivered to the Russian Army by end of this year.

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U.S. clears delivery of 10 AH-64s to Egypt

Posted in Army, Industry on April 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The Obama administration has cleared the delivery of 10 Boeing AH-64 attack helicopters to Egypt. However, delivery of other military hardware such as F-16s remains on hold.

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Altus, McConnell AFB will be first two bases for KC-46A

Posted in Air Force, Industry, KC-X on April 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has announced that Altus Air Force Base, has been selected as the KC-46A’s formal training unit, and McConnell Air Force Base, is the first active duty-led Pegasus main operating base.

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JGSDF showcases Type 3, 81 SAM with USMC

Posted in Air Defense, Marines on April 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment showcased their Type 3 and Type 81 surface-to-air missile system to the U.S. Marine Corps at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Apr. 16.

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Wake turbulence could have down Indian C-130J

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The loss of a Indian Air Force C-130J on Mar. 28 may have been due to the aircraft flying into the wake turbulence of the lead C-130J.

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Russia Strategic Missile Forces unveil security robot

Posted in Air Defense on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will be using a mobile security robot to guard its Yars and Topol-M missile sites. The robot was recently shown on Russian Vesti news program.

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Finland’s Minister of Defence rejects call to buy Gripen

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Finland’s Minister of Defence has rejected the proposal by the Speaker of the Parliament to buy Saab’s Gripen fighter.
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Namibia Defence Force helicopter that crashed was Harbin Z-9

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Namibia has confirmed that the helicopter that crashed at Grootfontein military base on Apr. 11 was a Harbin Z-9.
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Sweden wants to increase Gripen E purchase to 70 aircraft

Posted in Air Force on April 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Uncomfortable with the recent developments in Ukraine, the Swedish government wants to increase the number of Gripen Es purchased to 70 aircraft.

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