June 23, 2013

First IAF C-17 Arrives At Indian Base

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has contracted for ten C-17 airlifters for $4.12 billion, which will make the IAF the largest C-17 operator other than the US Air Force which operates 224 of these airlifters. Boeing is required to deliver the first five C-17s this year, and the remaining five in 2014.
The IAF is pushing for an additional six C-17s, which would provide a lifeline to the C-17 production line at Long Beach, California, which creates some 5000 jobs at Long Beach and another 17,000 elsewhere in the US. According to current plans that line will be shut down by end-2014 after building India’s ten C-17s and the US Air Force’s last seven aircraft.

June 21, 2013

Adventure Training Badges Insignias Pakistan Army

June 14, 2013

Datuk Raja Mohamed Affandi is Malaysian Army Chief from today


  KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Datuk Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor, 56, has been appointed Malaysian Army Chief effective Friday.
    Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussien Raja Mohamed Affandi, 56, made the announcement during a ceremony held at the Wisma Pertahanan here in Kuala Lumpur.
    Raja Mohamed Affandi was promoted to full General during the ceremony.  He replaces Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, 52, who has been appointed as vice-chancellor of Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) effective Saturday. 

June 10, 2013

SOCOM Wants Iron-Man Suits for the A Teams

The US Special Operations Command is looking for revolutionary new gear assisting troops in exceeding human performance in combat. The idea sounds similar to a science fiction tale, but if the command will be successful in its quest – this time it may be real. The command has posted a request for information (RFI) to government research centers, academy and industry, to provide information that could contribute to the evolution of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS.

 The kit will be applied as part of a futuristic uniform suit, using powered exoskeleton providing the wearer superhuman strength or ultra protection with full-body ballistic armor. Using wide-area networking, wearable computers and antennae, operators will have more situational awareness, through bionic visual and aural sensing. Other technologies that could be implemented include non-visual means of information display, including the utilization of cognitive thoughts and immersive displays depicting personalized information over the surrounding environment. health and medical monitoring features could employ embedded monitoring, oxygen supply systems, wound stasis and electromechanical compensation. Thermal and Energy generation and management are also likely to be explored.

June 9, 2013

Chinese PLAAF J-20 at dusk

Make sure you note the radar characteristics of this copycat stealth technology....there must be something which gives the location of the aircraft away......

Maybe be the aircraft location is known when the pilot switches on the radio/radar?  Or that technology too has been copied from the F-22 ?

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