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Increased Airstrikes in Yemen

January 9, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Saudi Arabia, Syndicated Industry News 
Hostilities between Saudi Arabia and Yemen increased in December 2017, as Saudi-led coalition forces intensified the air campaign on the Iranian-backed Yemeni-Houthi forces. 541 strikes were recorded by the Yemen Data Project (YDP), up by 67% from November 2017 and the highest number of bombings in a single month since January 2017. Sa’ada remained the […]

M-346 Undergoing Weapons Tests

December 22, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
As part of the expanded weapon's capability of the M-346 Master aircraft, the Leonardo Group tested the fighter/attack trainer with air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities, launching Raytheon's AIM-9L Sidewinder air-to-air missile and drop laser-guided bombs.

India Issues Request for 83 Tejas MK1A Light Combat Aircraft

December 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The Indian Air Force intends to buy 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas MK1A from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), according to a tender issued to HAL, as the sole source for the indigenously developed and built aircraft.

Royal Navy Completes Sea Ceptor firing trials

December 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The Royal Navy has successfully conducted the final First of Class firing trials of the new Sea Ceptor air defense system – completing the qualification firings of this cutting-edge new capability for the Royal Navy. With HMS Argyll having completed development testing of Sea Ceptor, the weapon system is now being rolled out to the Royal Navy’s other Type 23 Frigates. The first of a series of installation test firings have been successfully completed on HMS Westminster.

Brazilian KC-390 Achieves Initial Operational Capability

December 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Brazil, Embraer, Syndicated Industry News 
The Brazilian Air Force Embraer KC-390 achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) today. As part of the IOC, Embraer obtained a KC-390 Provisional Type Certificate from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), According to the schedule, in 2018, the final Type Certificate will be issued. Delivery of the first series aircraft to the FAB is also scheduled to take place in 2018.

IMSAR Introduce a Podded, Extended Range SAR Radar

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
IMSAR successfully flight-tested an extended range multi-mode radar, the NSP-5 ER, for the first time. During the flight, the new sensor underwent testing to verify that image quality and impulse response metrics met IMSAR standards, delivering high-resolution imaging and coherent change detection modes.

IAI Secures La Quiaca Border Crossing in Argentina

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has recently completed the installation of the first secured border crossing in La Quiaca, Argentina, as part of a project that includes four border crossings characterized by different topologies.

German Air Force Typhoons to Assume Attack Role in 2018

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
The German Air Force officially received the first shipment of Raytheon Enhanced Paveway II guidance kits (GBU-48), preparing its Eurofighter Typhoon to assume ground attack missions.

Aeroshield Pod to Protect Airbus 320

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
BIRD Aerosystems has won a contract for the installation of the AeroShield POD on a number of Airbus 320 Type aircraft Under this contract, the company will install the AeroShield POD with the AMPS-MV system on aircraft of a governmental customer in Europe. This contract follows a successful program of the AeroShield POD with a similar configuration on Boeing 737 type aircraft.

J-Music Systems Selected to Protect the European Aerial Tanker Fleet

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems J-Music Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) and PAWS-IR missile approach warning systems, comprising anti-missile self-protection systems were selected to be fitted to the new Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aerial tankers scheduled to join the fleet beginning 2020.

Airbus Taps WIlliams’ Experience to Enhance Zephyr

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Airbus, Syndicated Industry News 
Williams Advanced Engineering will explore the use of lightweight composites and battery design for application with Airbus‘ Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) programme.

Romania Evaluates Spike LR Missiles in Dismounted Configuration

December 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The Romanian Army has completed testing of SPIKE LR (Long Range) missiles as part of the Romanian Army qualification of the man-portable Spike-LR for dismounted operations.

Saxony Police Force Receives New Armored Vehicles

December 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The special police unit in Saxony received the Survivor R transport vehicles today, equipping its counter-terror special unit. A second vehicle will follow next week. The acquisition of armored vehicles was part of an extensive €15 million anti-terror package.

New Slovak-Finish 8×8 AMVXP Undergoing Winter Testing in Finland

December 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Finland, Syndicated Industry News 
A new version of an amphibious AMVXP integrated with Turra weapon system is undergoing winter testing in Finland, under a joint development program with Slovakia. Slovak Army trials are expected to continue through March. Slovakia plans to procure up to 81 IFVs as part of a military modernization program. Deliveries are expected to commence in 2018-2024.

Nine Suppliers Compete to Supply Hundreds of Armored Vehicles to Slovakia

December 16, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Slovakia is evaluating eright vehicle models from five countries, preparing to buy 404 light, multipurpose tactical armored vehicles for its army.

Raytheon completes first lot production of Small Diameter Bomb II

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
As the SDB II program is nearing completion of developmental testing Raytheon has completed the first production lot of the Small Diameter Bomb II (designated GBU-53/B) at its fully-automated manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona.

Sweden and Singapore to Explore Air Traffic Management, Autonomous Underwater Navigation

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: SAAB, Syndicated Industry News 
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and the Swedish Saab group embark on a five-year research collaboration. The agreement currently covers two focus areas: air traffic management (ATM) and underwater robotic research projects, both areas are key activities for SAAB.

Sweden and Singapore to Explore Air Traffic Management, Autonomous Underwater Navigation

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: SAAB, Syndicated Industry News 
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and the Swedish Saab group embark on a five-year research collaboration. The agreement currently covers two focus areas: air traffic management (ATM) and underwater robotic research projects, both areas are key activities for SAAB.

Russia to Modernize Bulgarian MIGs

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Bulgaria, Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence invited Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RSK MiG) to provide integrated logistical support to maintain the 15 MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ twin-engine jet fighters in service for the next four years

Defense Exhibitions: Q4 2018

October 21, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Subscribe to see past eventsFor Events taking place before October 2017 – Click Here Travelling abroad? Try our Travel Partner Agoda – attractive deals – recommended hotels AUSA 2017 Annual Meeting – 8-10 October 2018 – Washington DC, USA. Euronaval – 22-26 October, 2018 – Paris, France. African Air Expo TBD October, 2018 – Ghana Air defense […]

Defense Exhibitions: Q3 2018

October 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Subscribe to see past eventsFor Events taking place before July 2018 – Click Here Travelling abroad? Try our Travel Partner Agoda – attractive deals – recommended hotels RIAT – Air Tatoo – 13-15 July 2018 – Fairford, UK. Farnborough International – 16-22 July 2018 – Farnborough, UK. Army 2018 – 21-26 August 2018 – Patriot Park […]

Defense Exhibitions: Q2 2018

October 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Subscribe to see past eventsFor Events taking place before April 2018 – Click Here Traveling abroad? Try our Travel Partner Agoda – attractive deals – recommended hotels FIDAE 3-8 April 2018 Santiago, Chile. SECUTEC – 5-7 April 2018 – Mumbai, India. Sea Air Space Expo (Navy League) – 9-11 April 2018 – Gaylord National Convention Center, MD […]

Defense Exhibitions: Q1 2018

October 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Subscribe to see past eventsFor Events taking place before January 2018 – Click Here Travelling abroad? Try our Travel Partner Agoda – attractive deals – recommended hotels Intersec – 21-23 January 2018 – Dubai, UAE. International Armoured Vehicles (IAV), 22-25 January 2018 – Twickenham Stadium, London, UK. DGI Europe – 23-25 January 2018 – Lancaster, London UK. […]

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Advances in Transparent Armor Improving Vision from Armored Vehicles

May 29, 2017 by · Comment
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