India’s Mirage 2000 Upgrading Program

In December 2010 India and France finalized the upgrading of 50 Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 aircraft, under a Rs 9,640 crore (US$2.15 billion)...

Turkey Launches $450+ Million Strategic Reconnaissance Initiatives

The Turkish Air Force selected an Israeli industry team to provide strategic, combined airborne IMINT (Imagery Intelligence) systems under a $141 million program recently...

The Reaper Kits-up for Operation in Contested Airspace

An MQ-9 'Reaper' Block 5 Unmanned aircraft demonstrated the use of Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), as part of an airborne demonstration of the drone's capability to operate on the edge of 'contested airspace'.

Boeing Selected to Develop Refueling Drones for the US Navy

The Boeing Company was selected to develop and build the Stingray MQ-25A, the first unmanned refueling aircraft to be operated by the fleet. The...

SM-6 Demonstrates Warfighting Capability Against Air and Surface Targets

The Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) continues to demonstrate its prowess in operational tests - in a challenging multi-threat intercept test SM-6 missiles successfully engaged five targets, struck a surface target and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record, set in June of 2014.
RQ-170 captured by Iran

Iran Displays Captured RQ-170 Stealth Drone

On December 8 Tehran came out open displaying footage of the captured drone which seems in pristine condition. Although the drone was reportedly shot down by Iran's air defense, its upper surface seems to be intact while the bottom, covered by propaganda billboards and camouflage net may hint about more extensive damage caused by hard landing.

Lockheed Martin Joins Bell’s Valor Team

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will work as a team on the Bell V-280 Valor, making Lockheed Martin the...

System upgrades are key in Aegis destroyer’s success defeating ballistic, cruise missile raid on...

The US Navy Aegis missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test today testing the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system capability to defeat a synchronized raid, of nearly simultaneous attacks ballistic and cruise missiles. The test included three successful near-simultaneous target engagements over the Pacific Ocean.

Combat Vehicles will soon be Flying Drones

AeroVironment is working with General Dynamics Land Systems to tighten the integration of its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with GDLS’ combat vehicles. This integration will enable mounted forces to employ small drones and loitering weapons on demand and on the move.

Israel Delivers First Components for the F-35

Elbit Systems-Cyclone has delivered its first advanced composite component for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter center fuselage produced by Northrop Grumman. This...

Indian Space Agency Tested a Reusable Satellite Launcher

India conducted the first flight test of its ‘Reusable Launch Vehicle’ (RLV) developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Monday, May 23, 2016, as the 6.7 m’ (22 ft) long vehicle was launched on top an HS9 solid rocket booster. Unlike the American space shuttle or X-37B space plane that perform most of their mission in orbit, the Indian RLV is designed to provide a reusable ‘upper stage’, to assist bringing satellites to orbit.

Airborne Early Warning – The Centerpiece of China’s new ADIZ

Chinese analysts are suggesting improvements in the People's Liberation Army's air surveillance and control systems have helped Beijing gain the confidence to back the...

Australia Buying Growler Modification from the United States

Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith, accompanied by Minister of Defense for Materiel Jason Clare, made a joint statement on 23 August announcing that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) would be modifying twelve of the service’s Boeing F/A-18F Block II Super Hornets into EA-18G Growler Electronic Warfare Attack aircraft.

North Korea launches a Ballistic Missile from a Submarine

North Korea launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine in the East Sea Saturday, the South Korean military said. South Korea's defence ministry said the missile, fired from a submarine in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), flew around 30 kilometres (18 miles) and that the test showed "certain technological progress" in the North's SLBM capability.

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