Pentagon Tests Air-Launched Micro Drone Developed by MIT Students

The Perdix air launched micro drone uses miniature 3D printed micro-drones that are designed for high-speed ejection over the target area. Folded into a tube, Perdix fits into a standard chaff canister carried by F-16, F-15 or F/A-18 fighter jets.

MUSIC Demonstrates Laser DIRCM Capability

The MUSIC family of Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems was demonstrated recently at the annual, multinational EMBOW exercise. Elbit Systems is currently under contract to supply more than 110 DIRCM systems to over ten customers, for installation on 20 different fixed and rotary-wing platform types.
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US Navy Revisiting Feasibility Of A Sub-Launched Global Strike Weapon

With proposed defense budget reductions creating a need to reshape American military forces, the US Department of Defense is once again looking into the possibility of developing a sub-launched “Prompt Global Strike” (PGS) weapon as a means of reinforcing America’s power projection capability.

More appetite for helicopters in Brazil

LAAD 2015 Report: Helicopter programs and systems

USAF Cancels Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk

Few months after declaring the latest model Global Hawk intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) unmanned aircraft 'operational' the United States Air Force has announced it has decided to discontinue any further procurement of the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk drones.

LCA completes first ski-jump takeoff

The first prototype of the Navalaized Tejas Indigenous Combat Aircraft (LCA) developed for the Indian Navy has took off saturday (December 20, 2014) from the Ski-Jump facility of Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) at INS Hansa in Goa.
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.

MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft completes first flight

Alenia Aermacchi has recently completed the first flight of a fully customized MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft at the company's test flight center at Turin, Italy.

Near-Space Brokers to Empower Tactical Wide Area Networks

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force carried out the first test in a series of demonstrations evaluating the use of near-space airborne platform...

Pyongyang Tested its Longest Arm Yet – Hwasong 12 Ballistic Missile

North Korea’s latest successful missile test represents a new level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile. Theoretically, such a missile would enable North Korean to strike targets as far as 4,500 km away - in the middle of the Pacific ocean (for example, Hawaii).

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...

Telephonics to Establish Radar & Electronics JV with Mahindra

Five months after announcing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in October 2011 the Indian Mahindra & Mahindra group and U.S. radar manufacturer Telephonics Corporation are launching a Joint Venture company in India, aimed to provide radar and surveillance systems to the Indian Ministry of Defense and civil sector.

DVIS / AVSR / DMVR Digital Video & Data Recorder

The Smiths Digital Video Information System (DVIS) provides a digital recording system designed for easy retrofit of existing video recorder tape decks. DVIS is...

Fielding of Russian Special-Mission Aircraft Delayed Until 2013-2014

The Russian Air Force has contracted the Tupolev design bureau to develop and produce two prototypes of special-mission versions of its Tu-214 commercial transport aircraft, designated Tu-214R, developed under the codename ‘Project 141’.

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