S-300 Arrival in Syria

Russia has delivered the first S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria on October 2nd. According to Russian sources, the unit will be controlled by Russian advisors, a precaution Moscow took to prevent a misfire that downed the Ilyushin20 Electronic Surveillance aircraft last month.

USAF Tanker program – Round 3!

In a third attempt in nine years to replace its current 50-year-old planes, the U.S. Air Force will release the Request for Proposal (RFP)...

300 Strykers on the way to Afghanistan

Facing continued pressure on supply routes to Afghanistan, the U.S. Army is vehicles  relying on aerial delivery of more than 300 Stryker destined for...

Picosatellites To Demonstrate New Space Tether

An experiment designed to study the dynamics of tethered spacecraft formation, will help maturing space tether technology that promises supporting formations of many pico-satellites...

AIR POWER Middle East Conference to take place in Dubai Sept 2-3, 2007

On 2nd September, delegates from key nations will gather in Dubai to attend the Air Power UV Middle East International Conference , which will focus on military...

Enhanced M-PNVS Could Transform Apache Situational Awareness

Lockheed Martin recently is introducing a new sensor into the Modernized-Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-PNVS) sensor system used on the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter....

New Datalink Demonstrates High Capacity Airborne Networking

L-3 Communications completed flight tests of a new IP-enabled, wideband Multi-Platform Common Data Link (MP-CDL) demonstrating the capability to sustain high capacity airborne networking....

Defense Update Issue II 2007

New Trends in Infantry Combat Gear Defense Update surveys the latest protection and survivability gear including body armor and helmets, developed for the modern infantry, including new ergonomic bullet-proof...

Bird Expands Special Mission Aircraft Capabilities

BIRD Aerosystems will enhance the performance of ASIO SMA already operated by the customer, by upgrading their Mission Management System (MSIS), adding sensor enhancements, and improving connectivity and data sharing within the task force.

Elbit Systems to Enhance an Asian Mi-17s Helicopter Fleet

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract worth about $110 million, for the upgrade and maintenance of a fleet of Russian made Mi-17 helicopters...

Pakistan: P3C Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft Inducted

The Pakistan Navy inducted another P3C Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft in its aviation fleet, received from USA under Security Assistance Program.

Australia Extends UAV ISR Service Contract with MDA

Canadian based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) announced today that it has signed contract amendments Worth CA$100 million with the Commonwealth of Australia, for the extension of Heron I Unmanned Aerial Vehicle surveillance service for the Australian Defence Force in Kandahar Airfield for an additional two years.

First Deployment of Italian NH90 In Afghanistan

The first batch of NH90 helicopters have been deployed and are now operational in Afghanistan with the Italian forces there. Italy plans to operate six NH90 in Afghanistan for six months.

Private Industry Demand Increased Government Commitment for Avro HS748M Replacement

In an effort to expand its domestic supplier base, India’s Ministry of Defense is planning to open the tender for medium transport aircraft...

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