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.

India mulls switching from Rafale to Su30MKIs

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar sends a clear message to France - the locally built Sukhoi-30MKI fighters are adequate for the IAF requirement in case New Delhi decided not to procure Rafale

Israel Offers Mi-24/35 Upgrades

The wide availability of Mi-24/35 "Hind" helicopters in the third world and Eastern European countries is attracting aviation industries specializing in modernizations to offer...

Yemen Claims a New SAM Scored Recent Hits on Saudi Fighter Jets

new details about the surface-to-air missile claimed to have downed a Royal Saudi Air Force Tornado IDS over Sa'ada and hit another F-15S over Sana'a earlier this week. The missile shown in the photo does not look like any known Iranian surface-to-air missiles.

Chinese J20s Show New Camouflage

Two J-20 stealth fighters seen yesterday in Chengdo, China show a new camouflage paint that is likely to be used with the Low Rate Inintal Production (LRIP) batch currently being delivered from the assembly plant in Chengdu. These photos aired today on Chinese websites and twitter.

Militarized Air Tractor Arrive at Farnborough

Above: Unlike other surveillance aircraft, the Air Tractor was built to be operated from farm fields and dirt roads, and maintained out of the back...

India, France put MMRCA ‘on the fast track’

India and France agreed to accelerate contract negotiations towards concluding the acquisition of 126 French Rafale fighters for the multi-billion MMRCA program

Raytheon tests new RF targeting system for the Tomahawk cruise missile

Raytheon Company successfully completed a passive seeker test designed for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile using company-funded independent research and development investment. The...

US Air Force Halts Afghan C-27A Deal

U.S. Air Force officials have decided not to renew a contract with Italian aircraft manufacturer Alenia North America to support and induct the small, Italian-made C-27A transport aircraft into the Afghan Air Force.

U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System

Aware of the growing threat of bomb-laden mini drones that recently emerged in Iraq and Syria, the US Army is rushing to field countermeasures and kinetic effects designed specifically to defeat drones. DRS and Moog are cooperating with RADA to demonstrate such 'hard kill' system for testing in October.

Philippines to Buy Eight AW109 Power Helos for $80 Million

  AgustaWestland has won the bidding to supply eight attack helicopters worth $80 million for the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The Philippine STAR reports. A notice of...

Israeli Satellite Spots the S-300 Missile Site in Syria

An Israeli spy satellite has spotted their location northwest of the town of Masyaf in the mountain region, about 30 km from the Mediterranean sea. From its current location, the Syrian missiles dominate a radius of up to 250 kilometers, covering the entire Lebanese airspace, the eastern part of the island of Cyprus, parts of southern Turkey and northern Israel, down to the Sea of Galilee.

Israeli DIRCM laser to protect German A400M transport planes

Diehl Defence signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with Elbit Systems, to equip the Bundeswehr´s Airbus A400M transport aircraft with the Israeli developed J-MUSIC self-protection system. Set to receive the first systems by 2015, the German Atlas would be the first A400M to fly with a DIRCM system

Extended Endurance Could Get C295AEW Back on the Indonesian Radar

Airbus Military has begun flight-testing a modification to add winglets to the C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft. Extending the aircraft endurance would be beneficial to maritime surveillance and airborne early warning missions, particularly when operating in high and hot conditions.

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