Airborne Systems Group Demonstrates new Tactical Parachutes

Airborne Systems Group demonstrated new parachute delivery systems during the company's "Airborne Days" demonstration event. Among the highlights were the Advanced Tactical Parachute System...

Boeing, Raytheon Awarded $130 Million to Upgrade Radars on Eight F-15Cs

The Boeing Company has been awarded a $130 million U.S. Air Force contract to upgrade 16 Air Force and Air National Guard F-15C Eagles...

Super Sea Lynx for Algerian Meko Frigates

The Algerian Navy is believed to have ordered six AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 helicopters for its new Meko A200 class frigates. The acquisition is part of an 80 helicopter buy Algeria has signed with the Italian-British group, which has remained under wraps

Successful Tests for Indo-Israeli Land-Based Air Defense System

India conducts two successful intercepts of Land-Based Indo-Israeli Barak-8 missiles, as part of the acceptance tests of the Indian Air force new Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) system.

Russian Tu95 Bomber Crashes in Russian Far-East

A Russian Tu-95 (NATO Reporting name 'Bear') crashed today in the Russian Far East region of Khabarovsk, while flying on a training mission. The aircraft was unarmed and all seven crew members abandoned the aircraft before it went down, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

German Tornados, UAVs to Improve Intelligence Gathering over Afghanistan

Following the successful completion of Initial Operational Capability (IOC) qualification of the Reccelite tactical aerial recce pods with the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe is now equipping...

Hypersonic Missile Sets World Record on Longest Hypersonic Flight

The fourth and final flight of the Boeing X-51A Waverider test program has accomplished a breakthrough in the development of flight reaching Mach 5.1...

Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) Assessed as Rapier FSC Replacement

A £36M contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been placed with MBDA for the Land variant of the Future Local Area...

Israeli F-35Is Are Airborne

The two F-35s were escorted by F-16I Sufa fighters. No. 140 squadron, the IAF first F-35 fighter squadron is expected to achieve initial operational capability in few months and have nine operational jets within a year.

Thales Develops a New Generation Laser Designation Pod for Rafale, Mirage 2000

The French defence procurement agency DGA has awarded Thales with a contract for the development of a New Generation Laser Designation Pod (PDL NG)....

Thales introduces AESA based maritime surveillance airborne radar

Thales has unveiled today the a new version of the Searchmaster multirole surveillance radar equipped with active electronic scanning antenna (AESA) technology.

Aussie Poseidon will be an advanced version of the US Navy P-8A

The Australian Government has approved the acquisition of eight Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft at an investment of about A$4 billion (US$3.6 Billion). The Australian acquisition would be the second international Poseidon sale for Boeing and the first international sale for the Triton UAS. The first eight P-8I 'Neptune' were ordered by India in 2009 for US$2.1 billion. Three have already been delivered to India. Additional four aircraft were ordered in 2011.

Russian Helicopters Testing Advanced Rotorcraft Technology

Russian Helicopters' MIL division has begun flight testing of a experimental version of a Mi-24K helicopter that could increase the helicopter's cruising speed by up to 30 percent. The blue painted helicopter testbed made its maiden flight from MIL's test center in Tomilino, on 23 December 2015.

Paris Airshow 2011 Photo Report

This is where Defense-Update will upload new photos during every day of the Airshow... The new Fury 1500 UAV from AME. With an empty weight...
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