Iraq to get the Russian Night Hunter Helicopters

Russia will supply over 10 Mi-28NE 'Night Hunter' attack helicopters to Iraq under a multi-billion dollar agreement. These helicopters are the export version of...

First Flight for the New MRTT Royal Saudi Air Force Tanker

The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) has successfully completed its maiden flight lasting 4hr 15min. Following the...

Drones Double Weapon Loadout with Laser-SDB

The U.S. Air Force is planning to increase the weapon loadout on its MQ-9 drones by integrating Guided Bomb Unit-39B/B, also known as laser small diameter bomb (LSDB) onto the drone. The weapon is integrated into the vehicle using a dual carriage system, controlled via universal armament interface. The Reaper currently carries the GBU-12 250 pound Laser Guided Bomb, in addition to Hellfire missiles, both are limited to short range attack patterns.

Boeing Introduces its Brand New Candidate for the USAF T-X Trainer

The Boeing company unveiled today the new jet trainer aircraft it has developed with Saab AB [Stockholm: SAABB]. The companies plan to offer the aircraft for the U.S. Air Forces' future trainer aircraft, under the T-X program planned for 2017. The aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and an advanced cockpit with embedded training.

KAI, Eurocopter Unveil the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) Surion

Three years after the launch of the Korean Helicopter Program in 2006, Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter celebrated the Rollout of the first...

U.S. Army set for Operational Testing of Ground, Foliage Penetrating Airborne Radar

Lockheed Martin is discussing potential operational deployment of foliage penetrating synthetic aperture radar (SAR) next year. The UHF-band Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment-Enabled Radar (Tracer) has completed...

Phazotron Zhuk AE AESA Radar

Start < Page 5 of 5 > On the parked MiG-35 visting VIPs could get a closer look at the Russian latest AESA radar – the Zhuk-AE...

Airbags Designed to Save Helicopters Hard Landing on Rough Terrain

A new safety device developed for civil and military medium helicopters, Aero Sekur’s shock attenuation system is designed to aid crew and helicopter survival....

Israeli-British JV to Service Satellites in Orbit

Utilizing innovative spacecraft design, the Space Drone will 'top up' satellites in orbit with propulsion power to extend their mission in space, just before they run out of fuel, thus extending their service far beyond their designated lifespan. U.K. based Effective Space company has signed up its launch customer to service two satellites in orbit by 2020 and has options to serve more satellites.

NATO to Collectively Support HIP Helicopter Operations

Czech Mi-171 taking part in the Gap Tallard multinational helicopter exercise sponsored by the European Defense Agency, March 2009. Photo by Alexander Drevet NATO intends...

China Expects J-20 Stealth Fighter to Be Combat Ready in 2019

The Chinese People's Republic Army Air Force (PLAAF) is believed to have received four J-20 jets, that have been tested and completed acceptance tests recently. The first front-line regiment is supposed to activate and receive aircraft by June 2017 and is expected to be combat ready by 2019.

Singapore Selects Sniper Targeting Pods for its New F-16s

Singapore selected the Sniper advanced targeting pod (ATP) to equip its newly acquired fleet of F-16 Block 52 aircraft. Singapore already use the Sniper on its F-15 and part...

Israel scrambles the 8th Iron Dome unit with David’s Sling elements

Amidst operation ‘Protective Edge’, and under barrages of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel is deploying the 8th Iron Dome battery, a step that will extend the nation’s defense against those rockets.

New F-16 Avionics Upgrades Introduced at Farnborough 2008

Despite the plans to replace the Falcons, the F-16 is not going away too soon, and several companies, primarily U.S. based are responding to...

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