British Govt Unveils Warships Construction Strategy

September 6, 2017 @ 04:32 PM

British government is planning to purchase at least five frigates, and share the work between shipyards around the UK. A new fleet of multimillion-pound warships could be built in blocks across several British shipyards and then assembled at a central hub, the Defence Secretary has announced

France To Arm Military Surveillance Drones

September 6, 2017 @ 03:34 PM

France has decided to arm its surveillance drones in West Africa as part of counter-terrorism operations against IS militants, Defense Minister Florence Parly said on Tuesday. The decision will initially apply only to the six unarmed Reaper surveillance drones that France bought from the United States

US F-16 Fighting Falcon Crashes In Arizona

September 6, 2017 @ 02:32 PM

US F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet attached to the Arizona Air National Guard crashed leaving its pilot dead on Tuesday afternoon in southeastern Arizona. A male pilot died in the crash, the Graham County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday night

India To Buy Advanced Observation Systems To Monitor Line of Actual Control

September 6, 2017 @ 01:31 PM

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has purchased advanced long-range reconnaissance and observation systems (LORROS) that will be equipped with a thermal imager to strengthen vigilance. The thermal imager can detect the human at a minimum range of 10 kilometers and vehicles at a minimum distance of 20 kilometers

South Korea May Double Missile Warhead Weight To Combat North

September 5, 2017 @ 03:41 PM

Seoul is likely to double its missile warhead weight as US has agreed Monday “in principle” to remove a warhead weight limit on its missiles. However, the missiles would still be bound by a flight range cap of 800 km as no changes to the flight range were mentioned in the...

Blighter Introduces Low Cost E-scan Doppler Radar For Airports, Critical Infrastructure Protection

September 5, 2017 @ 02:49 PM

UK's Blighter Surveillance Systems has introduced a lower cost, entry level version of its Blighter B400 Series Doppler ground surveillance radar. The British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solution has introduced the radar for airports and critical infrastructure sites such as oil/gas facilities, power stations or even palaces

Russia Fires Cruise Missile At CIS-Origin IS Militants In Syria

September 5, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

A Russian frigate in the Mediterranean fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic state militants in Syria who largely hailed form Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Russian Black Sea Fleets frigate The Admiral Essen has launched the missiles against targets of the terrorist organization near Deir ez-Zor in Syria,

North Korea Transports Ballistic Missile To West Coast, South Korean Intelligence Says

September 5, 2017 @ 12:42 PM

South Korea's intelligence service has registered the transportation of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to the west coast of the country. The rocket started moving on Monday, a day after North Korea's sixth nuclear test, and was spotted moving at night to avoid surveillance, South Korea's Asia Business Daily reported

CIS States To Hold Talks On Joint Air Defense System

September 5, 2017 @ 11:35 AM

Representatives of eight member countries of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) will hold talk on plans to develop a joint air defense system, The Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The discussion will be held in the Russian city of Astrakhan, the defense ministry added

Russia's United Aircraft Corp Details Sukhoi, Irkut Merger

September 4, 2017 @ 06:12 PM

Russias United Aircraft (UAC) has announced plans to establish a new corporate centre that combines the operations of member companies Irkut and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC). The plan also includes setting up of a new civil aviation division on the basis of Irkut

Taiwan Starts F-16A/B Aircraft Modernization With Electronic Countermeasures Pods

September 4, 2017 @ 06:08 PM

Taiwan Air Force has started to modernize its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16/B fighter jets with new electronic countermeasures (ECM) pods on small scale. The aim of modernization is to improve the planes air-to-air and air-to-ground surveillance capabilities and combat capability to meet the needs of advanced warfare,

Chinese Fighter Jet Engines Equipped With Home Made Single Crystal Turbine Blades

September 4, 2017 @ 06:06 PM

"China's J-20, J-31 and H-20 fighter jets are now powered by homemade engines that feature single-crystal turbine blades that are manufactured using Rhenium metal. Southwest China's Sichuan Province-based private firm, Chengdu Aerospace Superalloy Technology is capable of producing single-crystal turbine blades using Rhenium metal,