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Russian Ka-29 Helicopter Shot Down by Ukrainian Missile Mounted on Drone Boat

June 21, 2024 @ 06:23 PM

A Russian Ka-29 maritime helicopter was shot down by a Ukrainian 'Magura' drone equipped with a modified R-73RDM-2 missile in the Black Sea near Anapa on the night of...

Malfunctioning Gyroscopes Caused Singapore F-16 Crash: Final Report Confirms

June 21, 2024 @ 10:17 AM

Singapores Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has concluded that degraded pitch rate gyroscopes, which provided false inputs to the Digital Flight Control System, caused last months F-16 crash at Tengah Air...

Leonardo Debuts All-new AW-249 Military Helicopter at Eurosatory 2024

June 21, 2024 @ 09:59 AM

Leonardo has unveiled the AW-249, the Italian Army's new combat helicopter, at the Eurosatory 2024 exhibition in Paris. The AW-249, the first and only all-new Western combat helicopter design, incorporates digitization,...

Russia's VK-650V Helicopter Engine Ready for Tests

June 21, 2024 @ 08:07 AM

The United Engine Corporation (UEC) supplied the first prototype VK-650V engines, potentially reviving Ka-226T helicopter sales to India and boosting international demand for Ansat choppers as flight testing begins. These prototypes,...

Armenia, Estonia Procure French Caeser Howitzers

June 21, 2024 @ 05:38 AM

Armenia and Estonia have entered into contracts with France to procure CAESAR self-propelled howitzers. France's Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu confirmed the contract signing with Armenia on June 18

Refinery Hit as Russia Repels Massive Ukrainian Drone Attack

June 21, 2024 @ 05:20 AM

In the early hours of Friday morning, the Ilsky Oil Refinery in the Krasnodar Territory was struck by a drone, resulting in injuries to two individuals, according to a report from the regional operational headquarters. The...

AeroVironment Tests Jump 20 VTOL UAS with Heavy Fuel Engine

June 20, 2024 @ 09:55 AM

AeroVironment (AV) demonstrated its

European Coalition Jointly Procures Mistral 3 Missiles

June 20, 2024 @ 09:47 AM

A European coalition involving France, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, and Hungary signed a framework cooperation agreement on June 19 for the joint acquisition of the Mistral 3 ground-based air defense system. This agreement, managed by the French...

Germany Orders Two Additional F126 Frigates from Damen

June 20, 2024 @ 09:32 AM

The Procurement Organization of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) and Dutch naval shipbuilder Damen Naval signed a contract on June 19 for two additional F126 multipurpose frigates, bringing the total to six vessels. Last week, the...

Babcock Unveils New Medium Wheelbase General Logistics Vehicle at Eurosatory-2024

June 20, 2024 @ 09:12 AM

Babcock has introduced its latest addition to the General Logistics Vehicle (GLV) family—the medium wheelbase variant—at Eurosatory-2024 exhibition in Paris. This vehicle joins the long wheelbase version, which was first showcased at last years Defence and...

Philippines Supply Ships Reinforced with Hardshell to Resist Chinese Water Cannons

June 20, 2024 @ 08:36 AM

The Philippine Navy (PN) has reinforced its supply ships with a protective cover to resist water cannon assaults by the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG). PN supply ships are providing materials to the anchored BRP Sierra Madre...

Belgian Defense Ministry Announces Completion of Initial Training for First MQ-9B Crews...

June 20, 2024 @ 07:39 AM

The Belgian defense ministry disclosed on Wednesday that the first six Belgian crews have concluded the initial phase of their MQ-9 Sky Guardian training program. Over the course of several months, the crews underwent training at...