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Old 06-19-2017, 02:58 PM   #1331
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The second official F35 training flight! Shooting with 3 active cameras and microphones.
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:19 PM   #1332
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A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,450 metres.

Sources say a member of Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target.


“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” said a military source, who stressed the operation fell within the strictures of the government’s advise and assist mission. “Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”
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While aircraft carriers are the flavour of the moment: inside-hms-queen-elizabeth-in-pictures:
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:38 AM   #1334
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:22 PM   #1335
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Apache Helicopter Fires High-Energy Laser Against a Ground Target at White Sands
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A high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target during a recent firing test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test was conducted by Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command. Illustration: Raytheon




For the test, Raytheon coupled a variant of the Multi-Spectral Targeting System, an advanced, electro-optical, infrared sensor, with a laser. The MTS provided targeting information, situational awareness, and beam control.

The system tracked and directed energy on a stationary target at a slant range of 1.4 kilometers. It was the first time a fully integrated laser system successfully shot a target from a rotary-wing aircraft over a wide variety of flight regimes, altitudes, and airspeeds, proving the feasibility of laser attack from Apache.


For the test the laser was coupled with a variant of the Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) to form a laser weapon pod that could acquire, track and engage the target. Photo: Raytheon
The data collected from the test, including the impact of vibration, dust and rotor downwash, will help shape future high-energy laser systems.

Modern, solid-state lasers are more useful for military applications as they become more powerful and compact. Podded versions such as the one tested on the Apache could be used on other helicopters in the future, enabling special operations forces and other operators to use kinetic effects with higher precision and lower risk of collateral damage.
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Merkel and Macron unveiled plans to develop a new European fighter jet:
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France was sell 63 Mirage F1 to Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) in US

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