Russian Helicopters Starts Producing Mi-38T Helicopters

August 24, 2017 @ 06:22 PM

Kazan Helicopters has commenced assembling the first prototype Mi-38T heavy transport helicopter that will be used to conduct joint flight tests for compliance with the requirements of the Armed Forces. Under a contract with the Russian defense ministry signed at the MAKS air show, Russian Helicopters will supply two of the...

Malaysian Navy Launches First Home Made Littoral Combat Ship

August 24, 2017 @ 04:57 PM

The Royal Malaysian Navy has launched first home built Littoral Combat Ship 'KD Maharaja Lela' at the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut Thursday. The RM9 billion LCS took one and half years to complete at the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) base, after its keel was laid down in March of last...

India's ITI Competing To Bag $1 billion Army Contract To Deliver Communication

August 24, 2017 @ 02:48 PM

State owned Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) is competing with BEL and RailTel to bag a 7,000-crore ($1 billion) contract from Indian army for delivering and maintaining its strategic communication network for 13-year duration. The equipment and warranty are provided as part of the project for five years and maintain the network...

Indian Air Force Commissions Hercules-Ready Panagarh Station

August 24, 2017 @ 01:36 PM

The Indian Air Force has commissioned Air Force Station Arjan Singh in Panagarh, in the state of West Bengal in India, which houses six C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft. AFS Arjan Singh became fully operational in the last week of July at Panagarh, which is located about 150km northwest of Kolkata,...

India-Russia Fifth Gen Fighter Project To Cost About $6 Billion: Defense Ministry

August 24, 2017 @ 01:33 PM

A plan of India and Russia to jointly develop four fifth generation jets has probably been stuck as a report of a committee formed by defense ministry says that the program is costing higher than expected. The committee recently submitted a report on the programme to the ministry to...

Tests Commence On Russia's S-500 Air Defence System

August 23, 2017 @ 04:28 PM

Russia's S-500, its newest air defence missile system commenced testing. “For the time being, the system has successfully passed a certain stage of inspections,” Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said at the 3rd International Military Technical Forum "Army-2017

US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Fires Harpoon Missile Near Guam

August 23, 2017 @ 04:21 PM

Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado has conducted a live-fire exercise of the GM-84D Harpoon Block 1C missile system near the coast of Guam on August 22. The Harpoon missile, an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system, has reportedly destroyed a surface target at significant distance beyond the ships visual range, US Navy announced Tuesday

Norway, Germany To Cooperate On Submarines, Other Defense Equipment

August 23, 2017 @ 04:20 PM

Germany and Norway have signed future cooperation agreement on naval defence equipment, including the procurement of new submarines. The two defence ministers, Ine Eriksen Søreide of Norway and Ursula von der Leyen of Germany, met at Eckernföerde naval base, Norway Ministry of Defense announced Tuesday

Japan Seeks $48.1 Billion Defense Budget for fiscal 2018

August 23, 2017 @ 12:27 PM

Japanese Defense Ministry plans to seek a budget of 5.26 trillion yen ($48

India Issues RFI For 234 Naval Helicopters

August 23, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

Indian defense ministry has issued two requests for information to global vendors for naval utility helicopters (NUH) and naval multi-role helicopters (NMRH). The navy is planning to buy 111 NUHs and 123 NMRHs to replace older helicopters

Afghan’s Special Operations Forces Transformed From Division to Corps

August 22, 2017 @ 03:34 PM

Afghanistans elite Special Operations Forces has transitioned from a division to a corps, as part of a four-year security plan meant for improving the country's security forces. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said at the ceremony in Kabul on Sunday, “I can see the results of your fight from last week and I see the huge improvement from last year

Russia Likely To Build Seven-Tonne Unmanned 'Convertiplane'

August 22, 2017 @ 03:18 PM

Russia has plans to develop seven-tonne unmanned 'convertiplane' that has speed and range of a plane and vertical takeoff and landing like a helicopter. “The mass of a remote-controlled convertiplane being created in Russia may reach seven tonnes,” CEO of the Kronshtadt Group, Armen Isaakian was quoted as saying by