F-22 Enters the Network – Linking IFDL, TTNT, Link 16

The U.S. Air Force says it has successfully tested a classified information transmission technology from two F-22 Raptor 5th generation fighter aircraft to ground stations at...

Lifting the Veil of Israel’s Classified Laser Weapon Program

Israel’s Ministry of Defense revealed today a major achievement in a high energy laser program undergoing with the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D). Investments in laser technology made by the department have led to the ability to precisely focus laser beams on long-range targets, overcoming atmospheric disturbances.

U.S. Air Force to Test X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

The U.S. Air Force launched the newest and most advanced unmanned re-entry spacecraft today, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:52PM from Cape Canaveral Air Station,...

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.

Tokyo is buying American – opts for the latest US made aircraft: E-2D, RQ-4...

The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft, both produced by Northrop Grumman. According to the Japanese multi-year defense plan, the four E-2D will replace the E-2Cs currently operational, providing aerial surveillance for the Japanese military.

Autonomous Airborne Refueling Demonstration (AARD)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in a joint effort with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, performed the first-ever autonomous probe-and-drogue airborne refueling...

Aussie Poseidon will be an advanced version of the US Navy P-8A

The Australian Government has approved the acquisition of eight Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft at an investment of about A$4 billion (US$3.6 Billion). The Australian acquisition would be the second international Poseidon sale for Boeing and the first international sale for the Triton UAS. The first eight P-8I 'Neptune' were ordered by India in 2009 for US$2.1 billion. Three have already been delivered to India. Additional four aircraft were ordered in 2011.

Thales Develops a New Generation Laser Designation Pod for Rafale, Mirage 2000

The French defence procurement agency DGA has awarded Thales with a contract for the development of a New Generation Laser Designation Pod (PDL NG)....

Military Transport Aircraft

Russian-Inidan development program On January 2007 an agreement was reached between Russia and India to participate in the development and production of the Multirole Transport...

Squadron Information Management Network – SIMNET

Information Management Network Implemented in F-16I Squadrons The Negev Squadron will be the first unit to deploy the new Squadron Information Management Network (SIM Net), an...

New Izumo-class carriers to greatly boost Japan’s force projection

Japan's new Izumo-class helicopter carrier currently undergoing sea trials is expected to be commissioned in 2015. The new carrier will dramatically increase Japan's force projection in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, raising concern in China

India Is Set to Re-Compete MMRCA!

India is likely to recompete the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program, inviting bidders to compete on the production of 90 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force at a cost of around $30 billion. The RFP will likely recompete all the types that have already been evaluated by the IAF

Jordan Received 16 AH-1F Cobra Gunship helicopters from Israeli Surplus

Israel has delivered 16 retired U.S.-supplied Cobra helicopter gunships to Jordan to help the Hashemite kingdom deal with the threat of Islamic State (ISIS) which currently control large areas along its borders with Syria and Iraq. The transfer provided at no cost was kept in secret since last year but was recently leaked by an unnamed U.S. official and published by Reuters.

7th Boeing C-17 for Royal Air Force Arrives in United Kingdom

Boeing has delivered the 7th C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the Royal Air Force. The aircraft landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, England....

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