Russian RD-93 Engine To Power China’s New J-31 Fighter Jet

November 10, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

Chinas soon-to-be debuted J-31 fighter aircraft will be powered by the Russian-made RD-93 engine. Rosoboronexports Air Force Equipment Export Department Head Sergey Kornev, "J-31 with the Russian engine RD-93 is considered to be an export program, able to compete with the American F-35 fifth generation aircraft on the regional markets

India Gets New Defense Minister, Mahohar Parrikar Takes Oath

November 10, 2014 @ 08:42 AM

Manohar Parrikar has been named Indias new Defense Minister after a cabinet reshuffle yesterday. Parrikar, former chief minister of Goa, will succeed Arun Jaitley who has been handling both the finance and defence ministries since Prime Minister Modi came to office earlier this year

India-Rafale Deal Could Be Concluded By March 2015, Says Dassault CEO

November 6, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

The Indian MMRCA deal with Dassault is expected to be concluded by the end of this fiscal year, according to Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier. The final phase of exclusive negotiations on the contract, estimated at $15 billion, should conclude within India's current budget year ending in March 2015, Trappier told...

Russian Arms Sales Order Book at US$50 Billion: Putin

November 6, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Russia secured $7.7 billion in arms orders with foreign customers since the beginning of 2014, the country's President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti

Indo Defence 2014 Kicks Off

November 6, 2014 @ 07:23 AM

Indonesia's defence expo & forum, Indo-Defence kicked-off today at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) Kemayoran, showcasing the latest technologies from the aerospace, naval, land defence and security industries, runs from 5 - 8 November. A total of 56 countries, including ASEAN, have sent official delegations to participate in the exhibition, while...

US Prevents S.Korea From Displaying T-50 jets At Zhuhai Air Show

November 5, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

South Korea has been forced to pull out of the Zhuhai Air Show, China next week at the last minute where it was expected to display the T-50 trainer aircraft. A Defense Ministry spokesperson cited pressure from the United States over concerns that T-50 technology could be copied as the prime reason for pulling out of the show

Ukraine To Hold Arms Fair in 2015

November 5, 2014 @ 08:42 AM

Ukraine has announced it will host the "Arms and Security-2015" show on September 22nd-25th 2015 in the territory of International Exhibition Center (15 Brovarsky Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine)

NATO Tests Integrate Floating and Flying Unmanned Systems

November 4, 2014 @ 01:29 PM

Floating and flying robots have been successfully tested and demonstrated at CMRE during the 2014 sea trials, according to NATO Science & Technology Organisation.The NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), part of the NATO Science and Technology Organization, recently hosted maritime sea trials delivered in the context of the ICARUS (Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search operations) project, which is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7)

Improved Safety Features in New Version Of Rafale Fighter

October 30, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

The French Air Force evaluated a new version of the Dassault Rafale fighter designated as the F3.4 plus with improved software and safety features

Airbus DS, DCNS To Jointly Develop Ship-Based Helicopter UAS

October 29, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Airbus Defence and Space and DCNS signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday 28 October 2014 in Paris to develop a ship-based helicopter UAS capability at Euronaval 2014. This technological partnership will help to speed up the market release of the TANAN vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) tactical helicopter UAS, as it takes into account the naval sectors requirements and the aircrafts efficient integration onto all types of armed vessels from the outset

Thales and NATS Consortium To Transform UK MoD's Air Traffic Management At...

October 29, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

AQUILA, a joint venture between NATS and Thales, has signed a contract to deliver Marshall, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) programme to transform terminal air traffic management at military airfields. The contract is valued at around £1

India’s Avro Replacement Program Gets First Bid, More To Follow?

October 29, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

The Indian Air Forces Avro replacement program could once again reach a stalemate after receiving only a single bid from Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL). The ministry of defense was forced to extend the deadline to October, a month before, to seek price bids after foreign aircraft-makers showed no interest in bidding for the $3