New Generation AKASH Variant (NG) Test Demonstrates Improved Air Defense Capability
DRDO conducted the successful maiden launch of Akash-NG (New Generation) Missile from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha on January 25 2021. Akash-NG is a new generation Surface to Air Missile meant for use by the Indian Air Force to intercept high maneuvering low Radar Cross Section (RCS) aerial threats. According to DRDO the launch met all the test objectives by performing high maneuvers during the trajectory and an effective intercept at the terminal phase.
Multi-Mission Launcher Launch a Stinger Missile on First Test
The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform last week. The test was part of a demonstration of the Army's new Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I) platform's Multi-Mission Launcher (MML).
Rafael Extends SPICE 250 Range with New Turbojet Engine
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has unveiled a new variant of the SPICE 250 air-to-surface munition, equipped with an integrated turbojet engine that extends flight range to 150 km. RAFAEL unveiled the new version today at the Aero India 2021 exhibition. SPICE is combat-proven and in operational service with a number of international customers including the Indian Air Force, which has used the SPICE 2000 in combat during the 2019 Balakot airstrikes.
Russia Plans to Field the T-99, a Radically New Main Battle Tank by 2015
The Russian Army is planning to begin modernize its armored and mechanized forces beginning in 2015, fielding a new family of vehicles comprising the new Armata main battle tank, Kurganets-25 armored infantry fighting vehicles, and various support platforms.
The Artillery War on the Russia – Ukraine Conflict
Ukraine is running low on Eastern standard ammunition (152mm, 122mm, rockets). That is why obtaining long-range artillery from the West was the #1 priority for Ukraine. Once Ukraine deploys western 155mm artillery on their front line, obtaining supplies of suitable ammunition from neighboring NATO countries would be easier and more available.
Heron II Joins IAI’s MALE Family
IAI has unveiled a new version of its Heron Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) drone, designated Heron Heron MK II. Carrying a 470 kg payload weight the maximum takeoff weight has increased to 1,350 kg., while mission endurance remained at 45 hours.
The New Flight Training Center in Greece to Follow the Israeli Model
Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and Hellenic Ministry of National Defense have signed an expansive agreement of approximately NIS 5.5 billion (€1.375 billion) for the establishment and operation of an international flight training center for the Hellenic Air Force. Further expansions also include cooperation between the Israeli flight academy and Hellenic Airforce Academy and adding military helicopter pilot training at the facility. The goal of the new center is to train fighter pilots of the Greek Air Force and foreign armed forces, similar to the Italian Air Force/Leonardo International Flight Training School (IFTS).
Pentagon’s Report Assesses China’s Military Might
A new report prepared by the Pentagon outlines the state and future development of China's military forces. According to the report, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is pursuing comprehensive transformation from a mass army designed for protracted wars of attrition on its territory to one capable of fighting and winning short-duration, high-intensity conflicts along its periphery against high-tech adversaries...
Seoul is Shopping for Naval ASW Helicopter to Augment its Surface Combatants
South Korea has requested buying eight MH-60R SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters through the U.S. Foreign Military Sale (FMS), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified U.S. Congress Tuesday, May 16.
New Firefighter from Oshkosh Debut at Modern Day Marine Expo
In May 2013 the U.S. Marine Corps awarded the Oshkosh Defense corporation a contract to replace the P-19 firefighting vehicle. At the upcoming Modern Marine exhibition in Quantico, VA Oshkosh is displaying the new vehicle, which is currently completing internal testing. According to Oshkosh, the P-19R is on schedule to deliver three prototypes to the Marine Corps in the...
US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs
Weapons specialists at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. have recently tested the capability of guided missile to defeat an unmanned aerial vehicle in flight. Two Spike 'forward-firing miniature missiles' were used to defeat two Outlaw UAVs, employing both proximity and contact activation (in separate tests)
1st Israel HLS Conference
Over 600 participants, of whom 250 senior experts, are expected in Israel next week for the First Israel HLS International Conference, a two-day seminar organized by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute to be held 31 October - 2 November, 2010. Among the highlights are introduction of innovative methods and technologies for the protection the safety of cities...
Acquisition of Israeli Radars – First Phase of Czech Air Defense Modernization
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta Systems division was selected to deliver eight MultiMission Radar (MMR) systems to upgrade the air defense systems of the Czech Republic.
Cyber Defense & Network Security
Hilton London Canary Wharf | 29-31 January 2020