DARPA sourcing for low-cost sensors to monitor air targets in Arctic Circle

Posted in Air Defense, Research on February 26th, 2015 Be the first to comment

H/T to Military Aerospace. DARPA is soliciting the industry for a series of low-cost, rapidly-deployable, environmentally friendly, unmanned sensor systems that can detect, track and identify air, surface and subsurface targets from above the Arctic Circle.

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U.S. Army not interested in taking over A-10 fleet

Posted in Air Force, Army on February 26th, 2015 Be the first to comment

During a breakfast meeting with reporters on Feb. 25, U.S. Army Secretary, John McHugh, rejected the idea of taking over the A-10 fleet from the Air Force.
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Watch Iran destroys its fake aircraft carrier

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Maiden flight of P.1HH HammerHead UAV announced

Posted in Industry, UAV on February 26th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Piaggio Aerospace announced at IDEX 2015 that its P.1HH HammerHead UAV, based on the Avanti business aircraft, made its first flight on Dec. 22 last year.
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First-ever joint airborne jump for JGSDF, U.S. Army paratroopers

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Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska’s 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division and the JGSDF’s 3rd Battalion, 1st Airborne Brigade, Central Readiness Force, conducted a platoon level airborne jump during Exercise North Wind 2015 on Feb. 21.
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Bell pitching AH-1Z for Canberra-class LHDs

Posted in Navy on February 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Bell Helicopters is trying to get Australia interested in getting its AH-1Z attack helicopter for the two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ships.
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Orbital ATK completes installation of AAR-47, ALE-47 on RoK Army AH-1S fleet

Posted in Army, Industry on February 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Orbital ATK has completed the installation and integration of its AAR-47 Missile and Laser Warning System with Hostile Fire Indication (HFI), Symetrics’ ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS), and Southeast Aerospace’s aircraft modification kits onto AH-1S helicopters for the Republic of Korea Army.

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Orbital ATK performed live-fire test of kill vehicle against RPG

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Orbital ATK has performed a live-fire demonstration of the HAPS Kill Vehicle (KV) for its Helicopter Active Protection System (HAPS).

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Israel stole blueprints of Mokopa air-to-ground missile

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Al-Jazeera has published a secret document from the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, which revealed that blueprints for South Africa’s Mokopa air-to-ground missile were stolen by Israel.
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Indian Air Force pilots will compete with Chinese, Pakistani pilots during Aviadarts 2015

Posted in Air Force on February 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Indian Air Force fighter pilots will get to pit their skills against Chinese and Pakistani pilots in this year’s edition of Aviadarts in Russia.
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