Unmanned ‘wingman’ makes own decision during simulated BVR fight

Posted in Navy, Research, UAV on February 25th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy has ran a series of simulations whereby unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) acting as ‘wingman’ in unmanned/manned teams had to make their own decisions during beyond-visual-range (BVR) air combat missions.

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Germany wants aerostats for U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali

Posted in Air Defense on February 24th, 2017 1 Comment

Berlin has signaled that it intends to deploy a number of tethered aerostats for its U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Aerostat in Afghanistan (PTDS)
By Mcgyver2k (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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51 sachets of amphetamine found across air base in Taiwan; 20 airmen tested positive

Posted in Air Force on February 24th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Taiwan’s military has been rocked by another scandal after 51 sachets of amphetamine were found at Ching Chuan Kang air base in Taichung, central Taiwan on Feb. 20.

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By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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First 2 TC-90s for Philippine to arrive on Mar. 27

Posted in Navy on February 24th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The first two TC-90s for the Philippine will be flown to the country on Mar. 27, Vice Admiral Ronaldo Joseph Mercado of the Philippine Navy disclosed on Feb. 22.

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By 海上自衛隊 [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

25 years of F-15E presence at RAF Lakenheath

Posted in Air Force on February 24th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The USAF’s 48th Fighter Wing marked 25 years of F-15E operations at RAF Lakenheath on Feb. 21.

Defense.gov News Photo 040719-F-9032T-003
By: Staff Sgt. Tony R. Tolley, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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