This photo, released today by the Pentagon, shows a member of a security force securing the Dahla Dam in the Kandahar province. Spc. Marshall carries what seems to be a backpack carried IED jammer, one we haven’t spotted before…
Archive for September 20th, 2011
The Raytheon AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder air/air missile has passed ‘Milestone C’ on June 30, 2011 – clearing the program for Low Rate Initial Production. Raytheon is expected to begin production of more than 5,000 operational AIM-9X Block II rounds for U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force over the life of the program.
The U.S. Air Force plans to resume flight operations of its 170 F-22A Raptor fleet after four months stand down following safety concerns associated with the aircraft life support system. The entire Raptor fleet will undergo an extensive inspection of the life support systems before returning to flight, with follow-on daily inspections.
September 20, 2011 Defense Update: Azerbaijan Takes delivery of 60 Israeli UAVs | U.S. Delays SM-3 Block 2A Development | Ex-Indian Su-30Ks Delivered to Belarus | Malaysia Interested in Joining the U.K. Type 26 Frigate Program | Singapore’s HIMARS Unit Operational | U.S. Proposes Upgrades for Taiwans’ F-16s | Lack of Spares Render South Korean Patriot Systems Inoperable | India Offers the BrahMos to Vietnam | Thailand Undecided about German Type 206 Submarines