China to Buy 2 Types of Loitering Munitions

March 12, 2020 @ 08:08 AM

The Chinese military announced its plans to procure two different types of loitering munitions on Monday. The statement released on weain

First Pakistani F-16 Crash in 11 years Raises Questions about Maintenance

March 11, 2020 @ 12:43 PM

The Pakistani F-16 jet that crashed today is the first in 11 years and has come after the United States sold a $125 million technical support and end-use monitoring package to Pakistan in July 2019. “Pakistan had requested a continuation of technical support services; US Government and contractor technical and logistics...

Pakistani F-16 Crashes Near Islamabad, Pilot Dead

March 11, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

An F-16 fighter jet belonging to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) reportedly crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad around Wednesday noon. The crash took place when rehearsals for Pakistan Day, celebrated on March 23, were on

Japan to Partner US, Rejects UK to Build its Next-gen Stealth Fighter...

March 10, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

Japans Air Self-Defense Force has decided to build its next-generation stealth fighter jets with the United States (US), rejecting the offer from the United Kingdom (UK) amidst strengthening US-Japan ties. The UKs participation in the project would have given Japan freedom to update the jets

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Heavy Fuel Engine Completes Australian Navy's Acceptance Tests

March 10, 2020 @ 09:06 AM

Schiebel has announced the completion of the acceptance tests of their Heavy fuel S2 engine designed for the Royal Australian Navy's CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS. “Delivered as a next generation replacement for the current propulsion unit, the S2 further increases the overall capability of the system,” the company said in a statement...

Ekba Holding Acquires Turkey's 1st EM Anti-drone Gun Maker To Prevent Tech...

March 9, 2020 @ 05:48 AM

Istanbul-based Ekba Holding has acquired Turkey's first electromagnetic anti-drone weapons manufacturer Harp Arge Corp after an unnamed Dutch firm tried to buy the firm to collaborate on undisclosed defense projects. "The acquisition came after a Netherlands-based technology firm showed interest in buying Harp Arge for yet undisclosed defense projects," Anadolu Agency reported on Sunday

Israeli University Develops Laser-based Drone Defense System

March 7, 2020 @ 12:31 PM

Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed a laser-based defense system dubbed "Light Blade" capable of destroying next-generation combat drones. The technology is being developed and commercialized in the university's new company, OptiDefense

Sierra Nevada To Supply Automated Landing System Components for US Army's RQ-7B...

March 7, 2020 @ 08:28 AM

The US Army has awarded Sierra Nevada Corp $8.5 million for Tactical Automated Landing System components support for the RQ-7B tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS)

Boeing Wins US Navy's $800M P-8A Contract

March 7, 2020 @ 12:49 AM

The United States Navy has awarded Boeing a contract worth $800 million to procure long material for the production of P-8A Poseidon aircraft. "This modification contract procures long lead material and activities in support of lot 11 P-8A aircraft production and delivery," the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday

MQ-9 Predator Drone Gets Long Distance Targeting Payload

March 5, 2020 @ 07:31 AM

General Atomics has integrated L3Harris WESCAM MX-20 Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) system onto its MQ-9 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), providing it with the ability to locate and track targets at long stand-off ranges. The company has already begun testing the MQ-9 equipped with the long-distance targeting payload

MiG Aircraft Corp Develops g-force Protection System for Fighters

March 5, 2020 @ 05:48 AM

Russias MiG Aircraft Corporation has rolled out a critical g-force protection system for high-maneuverability fighter jets such as MiG-35 and MiG-29M/M2 aircraft. Pilots now need to monitor the g-force using dashboard indicators while simultaneously conducting maneuvers during a dogfight

China Replaces Russian Engine in J-10C Jet With Locally-made WS-10 Taihang

March 4, 2020 @ 07:28 AM

A newly built J-10C fighter has been fitted with a domestically developed WS-10 Taihang engine to replace the Russian-made AL-31 engine. The development could come as bad news for Russias United Engine Corporation which supplied engines for Chinas fighter jets for decades including for its showpiece aircraft, the J-20 stealth jet