PARS 3 LR Competes for Two Indian Attack Helicopter Programs

MBDA confirmed today that its PARS 3 Long Range (LR) guided missile system has been short listed for the Indian Army helicopter future air-to-ground...

Afghan Missions Are Shaping NATO’s Priorities

“The fact that we are at war in Afghanistan has yet to be fully understood by the public and political system” (in Germany) said...

DARPA’s Gremlin Pathfinders

The US Air Force and DARPA are looking at new concepts of operations that will enable unmanned platforms to support the future air component in all operational environments

SR-72, a Hypersonic Drone is Positioned to be the Successor of SR-71 ‘BlackBird’

Lockheed Martin broke silence today about the development of an unmanned hypersonic aircraft it is proposing for future reconnaissance and long-range strike missions. The...

U.S. Marine Corps Declares The F-35B Operational

The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability today with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, is the first squadron in military history to become operational with an F-35 variant, following a five-day Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI), which concluded July 17.

Pakistan’s Falcons to Fly Five New Recce Pods

The U.S. Air Force contracted the Goodrich Corporation to equip Pakistan's Air Force Lockheed-Martin F-16 fighters with five DB-110 reconnaissance pods. Goodrich will also assist Pakistan to establish a 'reconnaissance fusion center' supporting the new assets.

Iran’s cruise missile could strike targets beyond 2000 km

Iran unveiled today a new, long range surface-launched cruise missile designed for land-attack. The cruise missile called 'Soumar' was presented today. The missile is believed to be one of the variants of the 'Meshkat' cruise missile announced in 2012. Meshkat is believed to be a reverse engineered version of the Russian Kh55 cruise missile, transferred by Ukraine to Iran in 2001.

Investigation Rules Out Enemy Fire, Brownout as Possible Causes for the CV-22 Crash in...

The CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that crashed in Qalat, Afghanistan on April 8, 2010 was not hit by enemy fire, an Air Force Investigation...

Counter MANPADS system to be Evaluated Under Regular Airline Operations and Maintenance

// BAE Systems has received a $29 million award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to test an infrared aircraft missile defense...

Global Observer Crash on Test Flight from Edwards

An unmanned aircraft crashed early Friday around 2:30 a.m. near the southwest corner of Rogers Dry Lakebed off the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,...

P-8A Poseidon: A New Model For Military Procurement

The P-8, the U.S. Navy is developing a military version of the widely used Boeing 737 airliner to serve as its next-generation maritime patrol...

Charting the International Path for the F-35

As the F-35 reaches higher production rates toward the end of the Low Rate Initial Production Phase, the US is pressing international partners and foreign customers to commit to F-35 orders. To be able to benefit from cost reduction, customers must commit to a multi-year block purchase of 450 aircraft.

40mm Missile Extends Grenade Launcher’s Range Beyond 2,000 Meters

Standard single-tube grenade launchers demonstrated hitting targets beyond 2 kilometers, using Raytheon's Pike precision guided missiles

Israeli Airlines to Carry Missile Countermeasures on Domestic Flights

Missile defense systems have reportedly been installed on Israeli commercial flights servicing the southern city of Eilat. The system, developed by Elbit Systems has been approved for service on commercial airliners last year and has been selectively deployed on international flights to destinations deemed 'high risk' by Israel's security services.

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