South Korea test firing of Chunma

Posted in Air Defense, Army on December 8th, 2016 Be the first to comment

The South Korean Army carried a live-firing exercise of its Chunma mobile air defense missile system on Dec. 7. This is the first live-firing of the system in four-years, according to Yonhap news.

K-SAM firing
Photos: Republic of Korea Army
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Airbus, Elta offer AEW conversion to existing C295 operators

Posted in Industry on December 8th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Igo Licht, Elta’s vice-president of marketing and sales, said operators of the Airbus C295 have been offered to convert their transport aircraft into a AEW platform equipped with a Elta AESA radar.

Airbus C295 AEW - RIAT 2011 (18711493925)
By Airwolfhound from Hertfordshire, UK (Airbus C295 AEW – RIAT 2011) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pentagon’s chief weapons tester said his colleagues lied about the F-35 program

Posted in Air Force, Industry, Marines, Navy on December 8th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, said in a memo to Frank Kendall, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, that a draft response to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain had contained misleading information.

70 ARS Refuels F-35As 160713-F-HC633-372 (cropped)
By Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Canada said to have selected C-295

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 8th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Canada is reported to have selected the Airbus C-295 as its next long-range search-and-rescue aircraft and an announcement will be made today at Trenton, Ontario.

CN295 - RIAT 2007 (2348467456)
By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (CN295 – RIAT 2007) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Search still ongoing for USMC F/A-18 pilot who ejected off Japan

Posted in Marines on December 8th, 2016 Be the first to comment

As of 4 a.m. Japan Time, the search is still ongoing for the missing U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 pilot who had to eject from his aircraft at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Dec. 7, 120 miles southeast of Iwakuni, Japan.

VMFA-115 FA-18 during OIF
See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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