Leonardo Inaugurates New Airborne Systems Facility In Italy's Abruzzo region

July 25, 2017 @ 02:08 PM

Leonardo has inaugurated its airborne systems facility in LAquila, Italy that is also home to Thales Alenia Space (a joint venture between Thales, 67% and Leonardo, 33%) which opened a major site in the city in 2013. LAquila, the capital of Italys Abruzzo region, is one of the birthplaces of Leonardos...

Elbit's Border Security System Passes US Customs, Border Protection Acceptance Test

July 24, 2017 @ 03:55 PM

An Elbit Systems of America Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) border security system passed US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) systems acceptance testing. This IFT system, located in the Douglas, Arizona, Area of Responsibility (AOR), marks the company's second deployment of the system, with the first occurring in the Nogales, Arizona, AOR,...

China Displays Dongfeng-31AG Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Model

July 24, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

China has displayed for the first time a model of the Dongfeng-31AG intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of hitting remote locations with a more mobile off-road trailer and launcher. A model of an advanced form of one its intercontinental ballistic missiles was displayed at an exhibition to celebrate the 90th anniversary of...

China Installs 'Emergency Response Measures' In Border Stand-off With India

July 24, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

Chinese border forces have put in place 'emergency response measures' and will be enhancing its targeted deployment and training along the Indo-Chinese border, defense ministry spokesperson Wu Qian has been quoted as saying. China urged India Monday to give up "impractical and illusory thinking" and immediately withdraw its troops that...

Germany Freezes Arms Sales To Turkey

July 21, 2017 @ 03:50 PM

Germany has frozen all arms shipment to Turkey, following Ankaras arrest of many human rights activists, including a German national. Berlin issued its travel advisory Thursday for Turkey

Turkey Discloses Secret US Military Locations In Syria

July 20, 2017 @ 03:53 PM

The US department of defence has raised its concerns with Turkey after a Turkish news agency published a map of US military bases in northern Syria. The Turkeys state-run Anadolu News Agency printed the map Wednesday, showing 10 U

Russia To Set Up Permanent Air Base In Syria’s Hmeymim Airfield

July 20, 2017 @ 11:49 AM

Russia has got free use of Syrias Hmeymim Airfield for 49 years, extendable by another 25, to base its air group, TASS reported today. Russias upper house of parliament ratified a protocol to the Russian-Syrian agreement on the deployment of the Russian Aerospace Forces air group to Syria at its session on Wednesday

Slovakian Army Deploys Saab's Carl-Gustaf M4 System

July 19, 2017 @ 11:24 AM

Slovakia has received Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapons from Saab, becoming the first country to deploy this new weapon. Slovakias defence ministry decided to acquire the new Carl-Gustaf M4 system in order to further strengthen their defence capability, the company announced Tuesday

Turkey Blacklists More Than 4,000 Russians Due To Links With Daesh Militants

July 17, 2017 @ 01:54 PM

Turkish government has blacklisted about four thousand Russian citizens and deported 804 people since 2011 over the alleged links to Daesh militant group. Turkey has blacklisted more than 4,000 Russian citizens and deported 804 Russians since 2011 over their suspected links to Daesh (banned in Russia), the Turkish Interior Ministry said in a report published Monday

StandardAero To Acquire Vector Aerospace Holding SAS From Airbus

July 6, 2017 @ 07:50 AM

StandardAero Aviation has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Vector Aerospace Holding SAS (“Vector”) from Airbus. Vector is a global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul company, providing responsive, quality support for turbine engines, components, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, the company announced Thursday

New Chinese Tank Can Block Anti-Tank Rounds

July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

A new Chinese light tank which was put to trials in Tibet last week is reported to feature the FY series armor armor which can block anti-tank shells of varying piercing power. The tank probably has a higher than normal amount of protective explosive reactive armor, forming a pointed nose, various Chinese and international media reported

Saudi-Led Blockade Is 'Bloodless Declaration Of War': Qatar Defence Minister

July 1, 2017 @ 09:19 AM

Qatari Minister of defense has criticized the blockade imposed by a Saudi-led Arabian nations' Group as 'bloodless declaration of war'. The minister, Khaled al-Athiyah was quoted as saying in an interview with London based Al-araby Al Jadeed newspaper