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DARPA has selected the Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic, suborbital aircraft that would provide short-notice, low-cost access to space.
The U.S. Air Force plans to maintain its fleet of Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolts close air support aircraft and the Lockheed Martin U-2 high altitude spy plane, shelving plans to phase out these cold-war era platforms.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded an additional, $630 million- contract for the supply of LRSAM air & missile defense systems for four ships of the Indian navy. The type of ships was not released but are likely to be Project 15B Visakhapatnam-class missile destroyers, scheduled for commissioning from 2018 through 2024.
Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems successfully tested the 'Fury' lightweight precision-guided glide munition against moving targets at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. The test marked the completion of the weapon’s development testing.
The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B program office (PMA-234) of the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed a critical design review (CDR) for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment (Inc) 1 Mid-band program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in...
UVision has introduced an extended-range variant to the Hero family of loitering weapons. The Hero-400EC offers extended range and loitering capability, The new Hero-400EC combines some of the features of smaller Hero family platforms, with a larger fuselage and cruciform wing design which performs better...
Elbit Systems unveiled the Spear Mk 2, a new version of the autonomous mortar system designed for Lightweight Combat Vehicles
North Korea’s latest successful missile test represents a new level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile. Theoretically, such a missile would enable North Korean to strike targets as far as 4,500 km away - in the middle of the Pacific ocean (for example, Hawaii).
There has been intense media coverage of the US Military’s Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) strike on April 13, 2017 in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. On the 15th April, Afghanistan’s defense ministry reported the death of 94 militants including 4 major commanders and that no civilians...
The Mexican military and security forces are fielding an integrated network of intelligence gathering, surveillance and response capabilities designed to bolster homeland security and combat narco-trafficking.
Metro Skyways Ltd. (MSL), a subsidiary of Israel's Urban Aeronautics company is set to embark on a five-year development of the CityHawk - an optionally-autonomous flying car. Urban Aeronautics' CEO Rafi Yoeli told Defense-Update his company is seeking to fund the current flight demonstrator...
The U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted yesterday a strike on a tunnel complex built by the Islamic State's Khorasan (ISIS-K) terrorist organization. The strike used a 21,500 pound GBU-43 bomb dropped from an Air-Force Special-Operations Command (AFSOC) MC-130 aircraft. Media reports said 36 ISIS operatives reportedly killed in the attack.