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  • US clears transport and attack helo sales to Middle East
    The US government has approved a package of transport and attack helicopters for the Middle East valued at USD7.01 billion. Two separate sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) worth USD3.51 billion and USD3.5 billion respectively w…
    - 1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 7:30pm -
  • Joint venture develops digital sandbox, geospatial database training tool
    Nexter Systems and Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) showcased one of the first fruits of their joint venture - KMW + Nexter Defense Systems (KNDS) - at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Or…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 7:30am -
  • NORINCO develops new RWS
    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has expanded its range of remote weapon stations (RWS) with the development of the UW4A, IHS Jane's has learned. At this stage it has not been confirmed if the UW4A has been developed to meet the operatio…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 7:30am -
  • North Korea denies involvement in cyber attack on South Korea's MND
    North Korea has denied any involvement in a hacking attack against South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND), saying Seoul is pulling off "a childish plot" to divert public attention from a political crisis, Yonhap news agency quoted North Kor…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 7:30am -
  • South Korea calls for ban on submarine component exports to North Korea
    South Korea has drawn up a list of 60 submarine components to be banned from export to North Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Seoul said in an 8 December statement. The watch list, which calls on other governments to ensure that the…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 6:30am -
  • Morocco requests another batch of TOW missiles
    The US State Department has approved a Moroccan request for 1,200 BGM-71-4B-RF wireless TOW 2A anti-tank missiles worth an estimated USD108, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 8 December. The DSCA said the missiles will "adv…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 6:30am -
  • New US intelligence to combat Russian 'active measures'
    A new piece of legislation that has quietly made its way through the US Congress over the past several months is calling for the creation of a new committee that would take concrete and even proactive steps against Russian 'new-generation warfare' an…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 6:30am -
  • Australia looks to the US to boost EW capability
    The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Australia of military electronic warfare (EW) equipment to support its Boeing E/A-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft. The Foreign Military Sale features an additional AEA-18G EW range sy…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 6:30am -
  • South Korean defence minister calls for vigilance after vote to impeach President Park
    South Korean defence minister Han Min-koo has ordered the country's military to tighten vigilance against a possible North Korean provocation after parliament voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal, Yonhap news agency quot…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 6:30am -
  • US and UK's Russian surveillance flights revealed
    US and UK strategic surveillance aircraft are flying more than one mission a week over the Baltic, Ukraine, and Black Seas as part of an intensified effort to monitor Russian military activity in these sensitive regions. The flights included two mis…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 6:30am -
  • Colombia sends battalion to Sinai peace mission
    A new contingent of 165 Colombian troops will be deployed to the Sinai Peninsula to join the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), which was created in 1979 to supervise implementation of an Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, the Colombian Army announ…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Islamic State attack pro-government militiamen in Iraq's Ninawa
    At Tal Afar Airport, Ninawa province, the Islamic State struck al-Hashd al-Shaabi positions with mortar fire before targeting them with four suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (SVBIEDs) and three suicide bombers that killed 12 militan…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Canada selects Airbus C295W search-and-rescue aircraft, ending 14-year saga
    The Canadian government has selected the Airbus Defence and Space (DS) C295W aircraft for its Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) contract, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote announced on 8 December. Over the next 11 years the R…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • France and Australia sign information sharing agreement to support submarine programme
    On 9 December French defence minister Jean Yves Le Drian signed a defence co-operation agreement aimed at improving the sharing of classified information with Australia, according to a statement released by the country's Attorney-General George Brand…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Geopolitical order set to be tested in 2017
    Key Points Volatility marked geopolitical developments in 2016 and will become a future commonplace, with the hegemony of the United States under threat and the pace of technological change challenging historical security assumptions. The re-orderi…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Brazil maintains major naval plans despite budget constraints
    Despite significant budget constraints the Brazilian Navy still plans to procure another 20 500-tonne class coastal patrol vessels, but is focused on priorities such as submarines and corvettes, the head of the service's Directorate of Strategic Prog…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Cognitive Systems looks to military applications for 'radio on a chip'
    Cognitive Systems is looking to transition its commercial R10 integrated circuit (IC), referred to as "radio frequency [RF] situational awareness on a chip", to military customers seeking a high-performance, agile, and low-size, weight, and power (SW…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Cameroon Special Forces receive new equipment from France
    The French government has donated 15 new vehicles, along with weapons, communication, and ballistic equipment to Cameroon for use by the country's Special Forces. The handover to the Cameroonian military took place on 29 November in Yaoundé during…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Drug seizures in Ecuador set fresh record, but related violence likely to remain limited in 2017
    EVENT On 6 December, Ecuador's interior minister Diego Fuentes announced that 10 tonnes of cocaine had been seized in four operations over three days in the cities of Guayaquil and Esmeraldas and the island of San Cristóbal. The latest seizures br…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Aleppo resistance on verge of collapse
    Syrian government forces appeared on the verge of overrunning the last pocket of opposition fighters in Aleppo on 9 December, the rebels having lost more than 75% of their territory in the city since the Russian-backed offensive began on 18 November.…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • GA-ASI begins flight testing US Army's Improved Gray Eagle UAS
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has begun flight testing for its MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range (ER) series unmanned aircraft for the US Army's Improved Gray Eagle (IGE) requirement, the company announced on 8 December. GA-ASI sai…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • BAE Systems wins Australian AWD support deal
    BAE Systems Australia has been awarded a contract to provide support for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs), the Department of Defence (DOD) in Canberra announced on 9 December. The contract is valued at AUD70 million…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Harakat Ansar al-Din claim responsibility for prison attack in Mali's Segou
    IN A STATEMENT released via the Telegram messaging service on 7 December, Harakat Ansar al-Din claimed that its Macina Battalion - better known as the Front de Liberation du Macina (FLM) - was responsible for an attack on a prison in Niono in Segou r…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Boeing makes waves with acquisition
    Boeing announced on 6 December that it had entered into an agreement to acquire US unmanned surface vehicle (USV) company Liquid Robotics. Details and timelines of the transaction were not disclosed. Liquid Robotics has designed a wave- and solar-p…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -
  • Islamic State militants attack soldiers in Iraq's Ninawa
    ISLAMIC State militants attacked soldiers using suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (SVBIEDs) near the Salam Hospital in Wahda district in the city of Mosul in Iraq's Ninawa province on 7 December, Reuters reported. The Islamic State c…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 5:30am -

Russia Beyond The Headlines

  • newWhen India played host to Yuri Gagarin
    On November 29, 1961, seven and a half months after he made history by becoming the first man to travel to outer space, Yuri Gagarin visited India.  While crowds had already thronged to see the cosmonaut in places such as the UK, Cuba and Brazil, ac…
    - 17 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 2:40am -
  • India tries to relieve diplomatic woes of demonetization
    Standing accused of violating the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic Relations, India on Thursday began a priority diplomatic outreach exercise to try and relieve the problems diplomats in India were encountering since the demonetization of high value…
    - 1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 7:39pm -
  • The Swan People of Altai
    There is a lake in the foothills of Altai that does not freeze even in the most severe cold. A miracle happens here every winter: Dozens of swans fly down to the open waters of the lake, which is shrouded in a thick layer of fog. The lake is revered…
    - 1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 4:05pm -
  • India, Russia stand united in anti-terror fight - Indian Ambassador
    There is no place for double standards in the fight against international terrorism, Ambassador of India in Moscow Pankaj Saran told Sputnik, adding that India and Russia are united in their efforts to tackle the threat."As far as internati…
    - 1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 3:58pm -
  • Contract to build Russian tank munitions in India completed
    The Tehmash Group of Companies, along with Rosoboronexport JSC, have finished work on a contract involving the licenced production of tank munitions in India, stated the Tehmash Group press-service.“To date, Russia has fulfilled its obligations f…
    - 1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 3:52pm -
  • New device to help National Guard detect intruders
    The Federal National Guard Troops Service (FSVNG) will soon be equipped with a unique new device. This hand-held device not only reveals weapons and improvised explosive devices hidden under clothing, it can also find tiny electronic bugs and hidden…
    - 1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 3:42pm -
  • Andrey Karpov’s art works exhibited at the RCSC
    The people of Delhi got to see a unique Exhibition of Art Works by eminent Russian artist Andrey Karpov, entitled “Russia and India – Penetration of Cultures,” which is symbolic of the close cultural affinity between the two countries. An eloqu…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 5:20pm -
  • India, Russia to exchange visits to mark 70th anniversary of ties
    Important visits of Russian and Indian officials are expected to take place in the next few months as part of the 70th anniversary of the countries' diplomatic relations, Ambassador of India to Russia Pankaj Saran told Sputnik.He added that next ye…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 5:04pm -
  • India awaits mandate from EAEU to launch talks on free trade deal
    New Delhi is ready to start the negotiation process on a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and waits for a corresponding mandate from the organization, Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran told Sputnik."As far a…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 4:57pm -
  • Russia suddenly finds support from China in Syria
    The vote on a UN Security Council Resolution in New York on December 5 is the sixth since the beginning of the Syrian War in which Russia exercised its veto power to block opponents' initiatives. This time, however, the vote is being seen as a waters…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 4:45pm -
  • Shoot at sight: The S-400 boosts Indian air defence
    Click to enlarge the graphicThe year is 2020. A posse of F-16 jet fighters takes off from the main Pakistan Air Force (PAF) base in Sargodha. Approximately 300 km east, at the Adampur air force base, an Indian S-400 air defence system picks up thes…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 3:21pm -
  • Trump win brings Russians rushing for T-shirts
    Russian manufacturers of souvenirs have responded with creativity to Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections. Rospatent is now registering a series of high-profile statements that Trump made about Russia and Putin, as trademarks. In…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 4:05pm -
  • No fragments of meteorite in Siberia found so far — source
    No fragments of the celestial body which presumably exploded over the Republic of Khakassia, have been found so far, a source in the regional emergencies agencies told TASS on Wednesday. As reported earlier, some parts of the meteorite could have fal…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 3:05pm -
  • Russian Embassy protests demonetization difficulties
    Weeks after the sudden withdrawal of high denomination Indian currency from the country, Russia has lodged a protest over cash shortages, saying it was affecting the functioning of its embassy in New Delhi, All India Radio news service said late Tues…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 2:47pm -
  • Russia in talks on 3.5 mln tonnes of LNG supply to India since 2018
    Russia is holding talks on supplies of approximately 3.5 mln tonnes of liquefied natural gas to India from 2018, Deputy Energy Minister Yuri Sentyurin told TASS on Tuesday."Supplies are projected to start from 2018 in the annual volume of about 3.5…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 2:34pm -
  • Russian colonel killed by 'opposition' shelling in Aleppo
    Russian Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died of wounds in Syria when "opposition" militants shelled a residential area in Aleppo’s western part, the Russian Defence Ministry reported on Wednesday."Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died in hospital after be…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 2:29pm -
  • Indian army to equip T-90 tanks for night fighting
    India is trying to play catch up with China and Pakistan in 24X7 armoured warfare. Only half of India’s tanks are configured for night warfare as against Pakistan’s 80 per cent and China’s 100 per cent.Night-blindness for Indian armoured for…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 2:15pm -
  • BRICS, SCO and small business can help Russia emerge from economic crisis
    Officials from Russia, India and China, meeting for the Small Business Forum, said Russia lacks a market for the goods produced by small businesses because of the crisis in domestic demand. Russian entrepreneurs should, therefore, sell their products…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 2:01pm -
  • Russia developing robot able to imitate any submarine
    Specialists of Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering have developed a conceptual design of a seaborne robotized system called Surrogat for holding naval exercises, the design bureau’s press office told TASS on Tuesday.Curr…
    - 4 days ago 6 Dec 16, 3:22pm -
  • Match reignites passion for chess in Russia
    Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin turned from being the best chess player in Russia two weeks ago into one of the most talked about global sports celebrities, and chess back to one of the most talked about sports in the country.The title match fo…
    - 4 days ago 6 Dec 16, 2:32pm -
  • Erdogan signs bill to ratify Turkish Stream project
    The Russian-Turkish agreement on the Turkish stream gas pipeline project entered force Tuesday after being signed by the Turkish president and published in the government’s official Resmi Gazete.The move, which comes amid the Turkish prime minist…
    - 4 days ago 6 Dec 16, 2:14pm -
  • Russia, India to hold Indra NAVY-2016 on December 14-21
    The Russian-Indian Indra NAVY-2016 naval exercise will be held on December 14-21 in the southeastern Indian coastal city of Visakhapatnam and in the Bay of Bengal, a military spokesman said Tuesday.Russian Eastern Military District spokesman for th…
    - 4 days ago 6 Dec 16, 1:45pm -
  • Conquering the Moon: Russia’s 21st century aim in space
    Rumours about the scaling down of the Russian lunar programme are exaggerated. It turns out that the devices Russia was planning to send to the Moon will be launched, albeit with some delay. Meanwhile, the Space Research Institute wrote in the VZGLYA…
    - 5 days ago 6 Dec 16, 2:40am -
  • Will Oreshkin’s appointment benefit Economic Development?
    The appointment of Maxim Oreshkin, former department head in the Ministry of Finance, to replace Alexey Ulyukayev could transform the Economic Development Ministry into a copy of the former. The two government agencies, earlier opposing each other, w…
    - 5 days ago 6 Dec 16, 2:35am -
  • Christmas market in Moscow
    Sugar candy for sale at a Christmas market in Moscow's Red Square.
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 9:09pm -
  • Second Russian female doctor dies of wounds after Aleppo shelling
    A second Russian woman medical worker has died of wounds in Aleppo after a local hospital came under shelling, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has said, adding that doctors were trying hard to save the life of another injured coll…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 8:41pm -
  • Heat sensing devices securing sentries in towers
    The Russian Defence Ministry is due in 2017 to receive the latest mobile alarm systems developed in Russia. These thermal imaging systems will allow round the clock surveillance of terrain in all weather conditions, with the minimum number of army pe…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 7:24pm -
  • Russian female doctor killed in Aleppo hospital shelling
    A Russian female army medic was killed in a hospital shelling by militants of the opposition forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo while two other medics were wounded, Russia’s Defence Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Monday.…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 7:19pm -
  • Evidence of growing Russian influence on OPEC deal
    The new agreement to freeze crude oil production has seen regular headlines appearing about the rapidly growing influence of Russia, and its ability to manage complex international processes. The Western media have credited Vladimir Putin with the fa…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 7:01pm -
  • Sukhoi-33 jet crashes while landing on Admiral Kuznetsov carrier
    Russia’s Sukhoi-33 fighter jet crashed in the Mediterranean while landing on The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement obtained by TASS."After performing a combat mission over Syria a Sukhoi-33 fight…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 4:55pm -
  • India-Russia preparing to ink pacts for more nuclear plants
    Even as US and French companies struggle to get their projects off the ground in India, Russia is readying the documents for the agreement on 5th and 6th units at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant.India and Russia likely to ink the General Framew…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 4:13pm -
  • Russia sees no need to establish military blocks in Asian-Pacific region
    Moscow sees no need to establish military blocs in the Asian-Pacific region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after meeting with his Philippine counterpart Perfecto Yasay. According to the Russian top diplomat, all regional disputes should…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 3:45pm -
  • Family life in Russia and India: What lies behind
    Traditionally, families in India and Russia share a great deal in common. This could have something to do with the fact people in both countries have had to adjust to life in larger and joint-families for a very long time.There are, however, humoro…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 3:31pm -
  • Media: Moscow not seen as possible host of Eurovision 2017 song contest
    Organizers of the Eurovision international song contest have refuted media reports that the competition in 2017 may be held in Moscow instead of Kiev, Deutsche Welle said on Sunday on its Russia-language website page."The European Broadcasting Unio…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 3:19pm -
  • Terrorism, connectivity focus of ‘Heart of Asia’
    There were “three big issues” which emerged from the sixth Ministerial Meeting of the ‘Heart of Asia’ (Istanbul Process) conference on Afghanistan, held in the northwestern Indian city of Amritsar over the weekend.The three issues were coun…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 3:03pm -
  • Russian heroine from ‘Mera Naam Joker’ set to return to Mumbai
    46 years after playing the role of Marina, a trapeze artist, in Raj Kapoor’s magnum opus, ‘Mera Naam Joker,’ Russian ballerina and actress Kseniya Ryabinkina will return to Mumbai to participate in the birth anniversary celebrations of “the g…
    - 8 days ago 3 Dec 16, 2:40am -
  • Turkish parliament ratifies deal on building Turkish Stream gas pipeline
    The parliament of Turkey has passed a bill on ratifying an intergovernmental agreement with Russia on constructing the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, the Milliyet daily reported on Friday.A total of 210 lawmakers out of 223 were in favor of the ratif…
    - 8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 5:38pm -
  • The Russian winter in literature: of frosts and moonlit storms
    Each season has inspired Russian writers and poets in its own way. But winter had a special effect: the ringing silences, the glow of snow, bells of a speeding troika, creaking of blades and the crunch of steps - just about every Russian classic has…
    - 8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 5:29pm -
  • Russia had nothing to do with attack on Turkish forces: Erdogan
    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin he received a confirmation Russia had nothing to do with the recent attack on Turkish forces in Syria.The daily Turkiye report…
    - 8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 5:24pm -
  • Can Moscow retain the Indian arms market?
    Make in India: Russia always ready to share its technologiesA major reason for the success of Russian arms in India was that Moscow has always been willing to work on the ‘Make in India’ or localised production concept, which New Delhi has been…
    - 8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 5:06pm -
  • Retracing the India of the “Soviet Jules Verne”
    Alexander Belyaev / RIA NovostiThe much-acclaimed popular science fiction writer Alexander Belyayev died almost 75 years ago (in January 1942), in a suburb of Leningrad besieged by the Nazis. Bedridden with spinal tuberculosis, he had no chance of…
    - 8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 4:26pm -
  • Major Russian banks say unaffected by cybersecurity threats
    Russia’s leading financial group VTB and the biggest lender Sberbank said on Friday cyber threats have not affected their activities.Earlier in the day, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that foreign special services were plotti…
    - 8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 4:21pm -
  • Anti-Russian sanctions likely to be extended by 6 months — Tusk
    Western sanctions against Russia are most likely to be extended by another six months, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said."There is every indication that sanctions against Russia will be extended again at least once," Tusk said in a…
    - 8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 3:41pm -
  • Aircraft-style firing-controls installed in latest tanks
    Russian armoured vehicles of the future, including military vehicles based on the Armata and Kurganets platforms, will be equipped with new firing-controls, which will simplify the work of the gunner and free up some precious space in the armoured ve…
    - 8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 3:19pm -
  • Riding a wave in winter
    A man riding a wave on stand up paddle board in the Ussuri Bay. 
    - 9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 8:48pm -
  • Ambedkar and the Constitution of India
    Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar / Public domainIndia celebrated Constitution Day on 26th November 2016. The Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on that day in 1949. The Constitution was adopted on 26th January 1950, when India was de…
    - 9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 5:09pm -
  • Iran makes full payments to Russia for S-300 deliveries
    Iran has made full payments to Russia for the deliveries of S-300 antiaircraft missile systems, Russian presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said on Thursday."We have just completed the deliveries of S-300 system…
    - 9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 4:45pm -
  • Russia considers large-scale use of Turkish labor force
    Russia is looking at attracting Turkish labor force on a large-scale basis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday after talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu."We spoke today about how Turkish businessmen are working…
    - 9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 3:57pm -
  • Popular stories around the Kalashnikov, and the reality
    AK-47 – a copy of the SturmgewehrA popular view among people is that the model on which the Kalashnikov assault rifle was based was the German G-44 assault rifle (Sturmgewehr). However, this is not quite true. The issue of designing a series of s…
    - 9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 3:07pm -
  • Is Russia’s economic crisis over?
    The government’s officially stated position is that Russia’s economy is recovering rapidly from the economic crisis, and will soon be back on a growth trajectory. People are being promised an improvement in their standard of living. At the same t…
    - 9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 2:47pm -

Defense-update.com

  • newF-35I ADIR – Mission Autonomy, Stealth to Transform Air Warfare in the Middle East,

    F-35I ADIR – Mission Autonomy, Stealth to Transform Air Warfare in the Middle East,

    The first two F-35s expected to land in Israel next week will be the first 5th Generation jet fighters the U.S. hands out to a foreign ally. The two ADIR Jets are only the beginning. Over the next eight years, Israel will receive 50 aircraft forming…
    - 17 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 2:46am -
  • Guided Missile Attack in Syria Delivers a Clear Message

    Guided Missile Attack in Syria Delivers a Clear Message

    Syria claimed yesterday that two surface-to-surface missiles launched from Israel struck the military airbase of Al Mezzeh, in a suburb of the capital Damascus, about 56 km from the Golan border. While Israel did not respond to this allegation, the S…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 2:08am -
  • Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.2 Billion to Upgrade the South Korean F-16 Falcons

    Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.2 Billion to Upgrade the South Korean F-16 Falcons

    The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics a contract worth over US$1.2 Billion for the upgrading of 134 South Korean F-16 fighters. The contract for the ROKAF upgrade is a foreign military sales contract issued by the U.S. Air Force.
    - 22 days ago 19 Nov 16, 7:31am -
  • First Flight for Rustom II – India’s MALE Drone

    First Flight for Rustom II – India’s MALE Drone

    The Indian Tapas 201 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) made its first flight on November 16, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) announced. The aircraft, formerly known as 'Rustom II,' was developed by the DRDO's Aeronautical Deve…
    - 22 days ago 18 Nov 16, 3:41pm -
  • DARPA to Expand TERN UAS Testing, Funding a Second Prototype

    DARPA to Expand TERN UAS Testing, Funding a Second Prototype

    With progress made with the fabrication of the first flight demonstrator of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) program DARPA has funded a second TERN technology demonstrator. Tern is currently scheduled to start integrated propulsion…
    - 23 days ago 18 Nov 16, 3:39am -

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