Finland to purchase Patria's Hawk Simulator for Future F-35 Flight Training

September 26, 2023 @ 10:49 AM

Finland and Patria have made a deal to use the Hawk Full Mission Simulator (FMS), which is set to be delivered to the Finnish Air Force in 2026 for F-35 pilot training. It will play a crucial role in both the Hawk's type training phase and tactical training phase

Russian Forces Use 'Volleyball Nets' to stop Ukrainian FPV Drones

September 26, 2023 @ 09:47 AM

Russian forces have deployed steel mesh resembling volleyball nets on roads around their positions in the occupied city of Bakhmut.A

Rolls-Royce Research Proves Hydrogen is Combustible at Maximum Take-off Thrusts of Aero...

September 26, 2023 @ 06:50 AM

Rolls-Royce and its partners have demonstrated that hydrogen can be combusted at conditions simulating maximum take-off thrust in aircraft engines. Rolls-Royce collaborated with easyJet, Loughborough University in the UK, and the German Aerospace Centre Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR) for the project

Northrop Grumman Wins $705M to Develop, Test New Advanced Air-to-Ground Stand-In Attack...

September 26, 2023 @ 04:09 AM

Northrop Grumman has secured a $705 million contract for the development of the Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW), an advanced high-speed air-to-ground weapon. Over the next 36 months, the company will advance the weapon, integrate it with platforms, and complete flight testing for rapid prototyping in preparation for field deployment

Argentina Explores Surplus CH-46 Helicopters to Replace Grounded Mi-171s

September 25, 2023 @ 01:39 PM

The Argentine government had formally submitted a request to the United States to procure surplus CH-46 helicopters to replace its two Russian origin Mi-171E choppers. A confidential source in Buenos Aires told

Taiwan’s GEOSAT Aerospace, UK’s Flyby Technology to Produce Turkish Jackal Drones...

September 25, 2023 @ 01:13 PM

Taiwan's GEOSAT Aerospace and Technology has solidified a partnership with the British firm Flyby Technology for the acquisition, technology transfer, and production of 160 Jackal drones, originally manufactured in Turkey. The memorandum of understanding, inked during the Taipei Aerospace Defense Technology Exhibition this month, outlines technology transfer to various regions, primarily focusing on the Asia-Pacific area, as detailed in GEOSAT's official press release

New Russian Drone to take on Ukrainian Armored Vehicles

September 25, 2023 @ 12:35 PM

Russia has developed a new kamikaze drone, ‘Italmas, to take on Ukrainian armored vehicles against which its current suicide drone, ‘Lancet was ineffective. As reported by Russia's state-owned Rossiya 1 TV channel, Aeroscan, has unveiled its creation - the Italmas kamikaze UAV, officially designated as Product 54

Argentina to Firm up Acquisition of 8 AW 109 Helicopters from Leonardo

September 25, 2023 @ 12:09 PM

Argentina will firm up the acquisition of eight AW-109 light helicopters from Leonardo during the current visit of its defense minister, Jorge Taiana to Italy. The helicopters are intended for Argentine Navy, which will allow expanding the control and surveillance capabilities of maritime spaces under national jurisdiction, an Argentinian

Airbus Helicopters Unveils 'PioneerLab,' its Twin-engine Hybrid Technology Demonstrator

September 25, 2023 @ 09:42 AM

Airbus Helicopters today unveiled ‘PioneerLab, its new twin-engine hybrid technology demonstrator that also includes re-cyclable material to reduce carbon footprint. The PioneerLab aims to demonstrate a fuel reduction of up to 30% compared to a conventional H145, thanks to a hybrid electric propulsion system and aerodynamic improvements

Iraq Acquires Chinese CH-5 Killer Drones: Reports

September 23, 2023 @ 08:57 AM

Iraq has reportedly acquired an unspecified number of Chinese CH-5 attack-reconnaissance drones considered a competitor to the American Reaper armed-recon UAV. Multiple Osint experts posted today on X images of a CH-5 UAV “theoretical, practical and flight training certificate” signed jointly by the CH UAV Science and Technology Co

German Bundeswehr Tests Laser Weapon at Sea

September 23, 2023 @ 07:32 AM

Following the installation of the laser weapon demonstrator (LWD) on the German frigate "SACHSEN" in June 2022, Rheinmetall has conducted sea trials for the LWD at sea. Responsible for development and construction as well as the support during the trials that have been planned and organized by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), is the High-Energy Laser Naval Demonstrator Working Group, or ARGE, consisting of MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Rheinmetall

Newly Unveiled Chinese KVD002 Attack-Reconnaissance Drone Deployed in Taiwan Patrols

September 23, 2023 @ 04:39 AM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army has been employing the KVD002 armed reconnaissance drone for patrols and exercises in the vicinity of Taiwan since 2022, initially identified as CH-4. Recently, during the 6th China Helicopter Exposition held in North China's Tianjin Municipality from September 14-17, 2023, it was revealed that the KVD002 is, in fact, a specialized variant of the renowned CH-4, tailored specifically for the PLA Army