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UH-1Y missing in Nepal

A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y from HMLA-469 has gone missing in Nepal. There are six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers aboard. By Lance Cpl. Robert R. Carrasco [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons …read more...

AN/SPY-6(V) completes critical design review

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have completed the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) critical design review. The program is now 40% into its Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase. …read more Read...

Missing Moroccan F-16 pilot identified

The pilot of a Moroccan F-16 that crashed in Yemen has been identified as twenty-six year old Lt. Yassin Bohti. Photo: Facebook …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

USN SH-60B Sundown ceremony

The U.S. Navy had a Sundown ceremony to mark the end of SH-60B operations at NAS North Island on May 11. Photo: U.S. Navy HSM-49 Detachment 4 flew the last active-duty deployment of the...

India to buy two 777-300ERs for VVIP duties

The Indian government will acquire two Boeing 777-300ER airliners and convert them for VVIP duties. By Adrian Pingstone (Arpingstone) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The planes will come from Air India and...

India to buy two 777-300ERs as Air India One

The Indian government will acquire two Boeing 777-300ER airliners and convert them for VVIP duties. By Adrian Pingstone (Arpingstone) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

APG-79(V)X successfully flight tested

Raytheon says flight testing of the new APG-79(V)X AESA for classic Hornets have verified the ability to give the legacy warplane Super Hornet-like capabilities. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

VFA-211 F/A-18F crashed in the Arabian Gulf

Two crew members on board a VFA-211 F/A-18F ejected safely after taking off from USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Gulf on May 12. By Official U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Josh Hammond/Released...

Australian defence budget up by 4.2%

Australia’s defence spending for fiscal year 2015-16 will rise by AUD2.6 billion (USD2.1 billion) to AUD31.9 billion, a real year-on-year increase of 4.2%, the government announced in its annual budget statement on 12 May....

Russia signed MTC agreement with Cameroon

Russia has signed a government-to-government military technical co-operation agreement with Cameroon, it was announced on 12 May. The agreement also extends to co-operation relating to the training of military personnel, Russian state information service...

Israel orders more Skystar aerostats

The Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD) has placed an order for “several” more RT Skystar 300 surveillance aerostats, the manufacturer said on 13 May. The order is a reflection of the Israel Defense Force’s...

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