Russian Counter-UAV Systems to be Produced in Egypt: Agreement Signed during EDEX

December 7, 2023 @ 07:53 AM

Russian Research Institute "Vector" and an Egyptian electronics manufacturer will cooperate in the licensed production of civilian counter-UAV systems "Zashchita." This mobile equipment is activated in minutes and provides protection against drones within a 2 km radius, regardless of time of day or weather conditions

Rostec Unveils Plans for PAK DA Next-Generation Strategic Bomber Testing Base

December 7, 2023 @ 05:14 AM

Rostec specialists are currently engaged in establishing a testing base for the airborne launchers of the forthcoming next-generation strategic missile-carrying bomber, PAK DA. The state-owned company confirmed this in an official statement Wednesday

Airbus Conducts Flight-Test of A400M Roll-on/Roll-off Firefighting Kit

December 6, 2023 @ 12:09 PM

Airbus has completed a new flight-test campaign for the A400M Roll-on/Roll-off firefighting prototype kit, showcasing its capabilities by dropping 20,000 litres of retardant and creating high concentration lines over 400 meters on the ground. Over a two-week period in south-western and central Spain, the A400M performed six drops, three using red-coloured...

Italian Air Force Conducts Maiden Flight of MQ-9A Block 5 RPA from...

December 6, 2023 @ 11:45 AM

The Italian Air Force (ItAF) marked the inaugural flight of a new MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) on November 9, 2023

Russia's UAC Patents 'Checkmate' Fighter Jet with Replaceable Cockpits

December 6, 2023 @ 10:15 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has patented a modular modification for the Su-75 Checkmate light tactical fighter jet, introducing the capability to interchange the cockpit between single-seat, double-seat, or unmanned configurations based on mission requirements. The patent, obtained by the government-controlled

Airbus' EcoPulse Hybrid-Electric Aircraft Makes First Flight

December 6, 2023 @ 08:51 AM

The EcoPulse hybrid-electric distributed propulsion aircraft demonstrator, a joint venture by Daher, Safran, and Airbus aimed at advancing aviation's decarbonization agenda, has performed its first flight test in hybrid-electric mode. Taking off from Tarbes Airport on November 29 at 10:32 hrs CET, the EcoPulse demonstrator completed a 100-minute test flight

Lockheed Martin's JAGM-MR Guided Flight Test Highlights Tri-Mode Seeker, Multiple Target Discrimination

December 6, 2023 @ 04:29 AM

Lockheed Martin tested the JAGM-MR missile on December 2, at the China Lake Test Range in California, demonstrating the missile's tri-mode seeker and its capability to discriminate between multiple targets. Joey Drake, program management director of Air-to-Ground Missile Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, commented, “The enhanced tri-mode seeker provides a new level of precision guidance and defense capabilities, allowing JAGM-MR to lock onto the selected target even when there's multiple targets in the field

U.S. Navy Salvages P-8A from Hawaiian Bay, Aircraft Can be Returned to...

December 5, 2023 @ 09:01 AM

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U.S. Approves $582M Sale of RE-3A Tactical Airborne Surveillance System Modernization to...

December 5, 2023 @ 06:43 AM

The State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for the modernization of RE-3A Tactical Airborne Surveillance System Aircraft, along with related equipment, at an estimated cost of $582 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of this potential sale

Russian Su-35 Targets and Destroys Ukrainian Radar Station using New Kh-31PM Missile...

December 5, 2023 @ 04:59 AM

In a recent military action, a Russian Su-35 fighter jet targeted and destroyed a Ukrainian Armed Forces radar station in the Svatovsk direction using an upgraded variant of the Kh-31P missile. According to the Ministry of Defense (MoD), multi-role fighters equipped with missiles of various classes conducted patrols in the specified area, providing cover for bombers, attack aircraft, and helicopters engaged in air strikes on military targets and equipment belonging to the Ukrainian Armed Forces

South Korea Chooses Embraer's C-390 Over Lockheed Martin, Boeing Transport Aircraft

December 4, 2023 @ 01:56 PM

South Korea's defense authorities announced on Monday their selection of Brazil's Embraer C-390 for the Air Force's latest large transport aircraft. Lockheed Martin and Airbus were among the contenders passed over for the 710 billion won ($544