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First flight of the Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E

Writing by admin on Tuesday, 4 of March , 2008 at 1:14 am

On February 19, 2008 at 11:25 Moscow time the Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E advanced multi-role fighter made its first flight. Flown by Sukhoi test pilot Sergey Bogdan from Zhukovsky airfield near Moscow, the test flight lasted 50 minutes and the set flight program was performed in full. The new “Super Flanker” is expected to be delivered to the Russian Air Force in 2010 and reach initial operating capability in 2011. Currently, another two planes are completed and are to join the first prototype in a series of test flights. The Su-35 will enter service under the name Su-27SM2.

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North Carolina delivered to US Navy

Writing by admin on Monday, 25 of February , 2008 at 10:21 pm

North Carolina (SSN-777) was delivered by Northrop Grumman Newport News to the United States Navy. The North Carolina is the last ship of the First Block, following the USS Virginia (SSN-774), the USS Texas (SSN-775) and the USS (SSN-776) that are already in service. Also, the brand new Virginia class attack submarine will be the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the 12th state. (Read more…)

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Spirit down

Writing by admin on Monday, 25 of February , 2008 at 9:48 pm

A US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber crashed on the island of Guam Saturday morning ( local time ). The B-2 was part of the US Pacific Air Force and crashed shortly after takeoff from Andersen Air Force Base. Both of the pilots survived the crash and will supply the necessary information to the board of investigators that is assembled to evaluate the incident. This is the first time a B-2 stealth bomber crashes. The $1.2 billion B-2 Spirit is one of the most advanced stealth aircraft currently in service. (Read more…)

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Algeria returns 15 MiGs due to quality issues

Writing by admin on Tuesday, 19 of February , 2008 at 10:31 pm

Algeria will return 15 Russian built MiG-29 SMTs back to Russia due to inferior quality of certain components and units. Deliveries of the aircraft started in March 2007 as part of a $1.28 billion contract for 35 units: 29 MiG-29 SMT and six MiG-29 UB trainers. After only 15 aircraft delivered Algeria decided to return the aircraft claiming that the quality of the delivered products is inferior to what was expected. It is possible that the Russians will offer Algeria the more advanced MiG-29 M2s or MiG-35s. (Read more…)

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Photo-Stealth Camouflage Technology Unveiled at SOFEX 2007

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 7 of November , 2007 at 4:36 pm

Military Wraps Research&Development, Inc. has unveiled the new photo-stealth technology at the U.S. Special Operations trade show (SOFEX 2007). Photo-Real and Photo-Stealth are trademarks of Military Wraps and are in patent pending. This technology is ” a direct result of daily feedback from specific battlefields from all over the globe”.

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New anti-ship missile for Israel

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 3 of October , 2007 at 8:08 pm

A new Gabriel family anti-ship missile is developed by IAI (Israel Aerospace Industry). The new missile named Gabriel 5 will give a better performance than most contemporary missiles especially when employed in littoral waters.
Gabriel 5 is in the same class as Exocet and Harpoon missiles and is designed to serve as a primary armament for naval vessels. The new missile is an evolution of an earlier version which replaced the Gabriel 2 in the Israel Navy service. (Read more…)

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Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Writing by admin on Thursday, 27 of September , 2007 at 11:01 pm

The continuation of the previous Company of Heroes game is here: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts. I’ve got to say I didn’t play the first so I’m new to it. I like RTS (real time strategy) games, but not all. Starcraft was my favorite so far, and I was waiting for Starcraft II eagerly when I heard of the new Company of Heroes.

I’ve got to say I haven’t played anything like it so far. It’s simply breathtaking. The graphics are splendid, and up-to-date, and the game itself brings a whole new dimension to strategy games. This is the kind of game, that makes people buy new PC’s just to play it. (Read more…)

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First production EA-18G Growler delivered to US Navy

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 26 of September , 2007 at 3:09 pm

September 25 marked the delivery of the first production Boeing EA-18G Growler to the US Navy.The Boeing EA-18G Growler is a new airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft that will replace the EA-6B Prowler, the Navy’s current AEA aircraft that has been in service since 1971.The Growler was delivered to the Navy ahead of schedule and within allocated budget.

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