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Caracal Helicopter Practice Aerial Refueling with C295W

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters have recently demonstrated a refueling of H225M Caracal helicopter from C295W. The new capability will be applicable to existing and prospective C295 operators requiring support for special operations and extending the range of search and rescue missions.
              

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Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to Become Dual-Mission, Assume Anti-Ship Role

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
New capabilities introduced to the new batch of Block IV Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missiles (TLAM) are transforming the weapon of the 1980s into a smarter, more versatile 21st century weapon. The U.S. Navy is planning to rapidly deploy the modernized, retargetable Block IV land attack missile on board ships as a dual-mission 'Maritime Strike Tomahawk'.
              

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An Israeli Radar to Guide an Asian Mobile Laser Weapon

RADA Electronic Industries announced today its RPS-42 radar system has been selected by a country in the Far East to be used in the development and evaluation of High-Energy Laser (HEL) weapon system. The announcement follows the the selection of these Israel’s radar for similar programs in North America and Europe. The RPS-42 is a member […]
              

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Can James Mattis Protect Trump From Hubris?

The president-elect and the risks of overconfidence

First Order for BrightNite Helicopter Piloting System

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems received a first order for the BrightNite vision system from one of NATO air forces in, (name of the country has not been released). BrightNite is designed to enhance helicopter pilot visibility and situational awareness in Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) conditions. The company is expected to deliver the systems under a $17 million contract, within 30 months.
              

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SYRIA: Winners And Losers

January 16, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

WEAPONS: Volcano Returns To Service

January 16, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

WARPLANES: Israel Begins Retiring F-16s

January 16, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

Protected: A Gunslinger with Bad Eyesight?

January 16, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 

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AFGHANISTAN: Plan B Gaining Popularity

January 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

SURFACE FORCES : Bangladesh Learns From China

January 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

AIR DEFENSE: Taiwan Upgrades Its Heat Seeker SAMs

January 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

SEA TRANSPORTATION: The Piracy Threat Goes On Tour

January 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-01-15

January 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
  1. Elbit Systems’ Subsidiary to Produce Remote Weapon Stations in Brazil
  2. New Evidence of Russian Iskander M Missile Deployment in Syria
  3. Spy’Ranger – a New Mini-Drone for the French Army
  4. Diesel-Powered Drone Set Endurance Record (56 Hour Mission) for Small UAS
  5. New Austrian Assault Rifle Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Military Rifle

AIR DEFENSE: Russia Deals With Interception Envy

January 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

MYANMAR: The Disobedient Generals Anger China

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

ATTRITION: Israel Deals With A Stress Epidemic

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

Trump Has Considerable Authority to Revamp the Intelligence Community

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Industry Analysis, Syndicated Industry News 
But the the 2004 law that created the Office of the Director of National Intelligence creates some hurdles as well.

Diesel-Powered Drone Set Endurance Record (56 Hour Mission) for Small UAS

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, Syndicated Industry News 
Vanilla Aircraft VA001 has set an endurance record for 50 kg-500 kg subclass drones, flying a 56-hour mission without refueling the diesel-powered drone, demonstrated the feasibility of designing a low-cost UAV able to take off from one side of a continent, fly to the other, perform its duties for a week, and come back - all on the same tank of fuel.
              

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Pentagon Tester: F-35 Program Rushing Tests, Delays Still Likely

The JSF's latest report card finds 276 deficiencies in combat performance.

An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Austria, Germany, Syndicated Industry News 
The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 - a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr's STM556. Rheinmetall positions the weapon as a proposed replacement for the current German military assault rifle - G36 made by Heckler & Koch.
              

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LIBYA: Religion, Resentment and Russia Are The Problem

January 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

SURFACE FORCES : South Korea Enters The Big Leagues

January 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

PROCUREMENT: Huey Forever

January 11, 2017 by · Comment
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The Army Wants to 3-D Print Minidrones in 24 Hours

Future soldiers will make their own eyes-in-the-sky on the go.

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