Russia in talks to upgrade Iran’s Tor-M1

Posted in Air Defense on January 30th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Russia’s Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol is in talks with Iran to upgrade the latter’s Tor-M1 air defense batteries.
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Photos: F-35 all-weather climatic testing

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on January 30th, 2015 Be the first to comment

The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force in Maryland ferried aircraft BF-05 to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida to undergo climatic testing at the 96th Test Wing’s McKinley Climatic Laboratory. During the six-month test, the F-35s will be exposed to extreme wind, solar radiation, fog, humidity, rain intrusion/ingestion, freezing rain, icing cloud, icing build-up, vortex icing and snow.

Climatic Testing; Solar Array hoist, set up and lighting test over BF-05.
Photo by Michael D. Jackson, F-35 Integrated Test Force
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RNZAF 757 with minister on board nearly ran out of fuel while landing in Antarctica

Posted in Air Force on January 29th, 2015 Be the first to comment

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) 757 carrying Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully to Antarctica nearly ran out of fuel as the plane had to circle above the runway for two hours due to fog.
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RAF having issues with TCAS II installed on Tornado

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The British Ministry of Defense has admitted that the TCAS II collision warning system installed on RAF Tornado fighter bombers are having “some compatibility issues.”

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F/A-18E pilot buzzed UC Berkeley to say ‘hi’ to brother, Navy to investigate

Posted in Navy on January 29th, 2015 Be the first to comment

A F/A-18E pilot from VFA-137 decided to buzz UC Berkeley on Jan. 27 as a “personal air show” to his brother whose studying at the campus.


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Vietnam UH-1 crashed during exercise

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A Vietnam UH-1 crashed during an exercise on Jan. 28. All four on board did not survive the crash.
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New Zealand to spend NZ$332.3 million on P-3K upgrade

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New Zealand’s seven-year P-3K Orion Upgrade project is expected to cost the taxpayer NZ$332.3 million.
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Lockheed Martin F-22 chief test pilot clocks 1,000th hour

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Lockheed Martin’s chief F-22 test pilot, Steve Rainey, flew his 1,000th hour on the jet on Jan. 22.
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Pentagon to start research program for 6th generation fighter technology

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DARPA will embark on a research program to identify the technologies required for a 6th generation fighter aircraft.
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Tokyo may revise law to protect foreign warships contributing to the defense of Japan

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on January 29th, 2015 Be the first to comment

The Japanese government plans to revise a law to protect foreign warships, other than American ships, that are contributing to the defense of Japan.
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