Russian Defense Ministry Receives Upgraded Tu-160 Strategic Missile Carrier Aircraft

September 1, 2017 @ 05:36 AM

Russian Defense Ministry has received another upgraded Tupolev Tu-160 strategic missile carrier. "The Tupolev Company transferred a Tu-160 plane to the Defense Ministry of Russia on August 28

Russia To Feature S-400, Strategic Bombers During Air Defense Drills With Allies

August 30, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Russia will be featuring long-range bombers, S-400 and S-300 air defense systems and other military equipment at Combat Commonwealth-2017 drills of an integrated CIS air defense network that will be held on September 4-8. MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30 fighters, Su-24 bombers, Su-25 close support fighters, Su-34 multipurpose fighter-bombers, MiG-31 interceptor jets...

USAF Completes Two 'Non-nuclear' Tests Of B61-12 Gravity Bombs

August 30, 2017 @ 01:33 AM

The US Department of Energys National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and US Air Force completed two qualification flight tests of B61-12 gravity bombs on August 8 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. The non-nuclear test assemblies, which were dropped from an F-15E based at Nellis Air Force Base, evaluated the...

Russian Jets Bomb ISIS Convoy, Kill 200

August 21, 2017 @ 08:49 AM

Russian air force in Syria has bombed over 20 off-road vehicles equipped with large-caliber weapons and grenade, as well as armored vehicles, including tanks, and heavy-load trucks carrying ammunition. Over 200 militants were eliminated, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday

Boeing’s Insitu To Supply Philippines With Scan Eagle UAVs

August 16, 2017 @ 07:29 AM

Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. is being awarded a $7,407,625 firm-fixed-price order for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of the Philippines

US Military Drops Leaflet Bombs to Test B-52 Bombers’ Ability

July 28, 2017 @ 07:37 AM

The US military has successfully dropped eight PDU-5/B leaflet bombs from B-52 Stratofortress bombers to test its ability to drop the bomb from its external hardpoints. The 419th Flight Test Squadron recently completed two successful sorties where a B-52 released eight PDU-5/B leaflet bombs over the Point Mugu Sea Test Range and eight more over the Precision Impact Range Area on Edwards Air Force Base, USAF said in a statement Wednesday

British Typhoon Scrambled To Intercept Russian Bombers In Black Sea

July 26, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

The Royal Air Force scrambled a Typhoon fighter jet to intercept two Russian bombers in the Black Sea on Tuesday morning. A British Typhoon operating from the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta on the Black Sea coast responded to Russian Federation Air Force Tu-22 Backfire strategic bombers heading south near NATO air space, the air force issued a statement Tuesday

China's Xian H-6K Long-Range Bombers Fly Near Japan

July 15, 2017 @ 09:37 AM

Chinas Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) flew six Xian H-6K long-range bombers through the strategically important Miyako Strait Thursday. The Miyako Strait is located between the Japanese islands of Miyako and Okinawa

US Bombers, Fighter Jets Join South Korean Fighters In Attack Practices To...

July 8, 2017 @ 11:15 AM

Two US B-1B bombers along with F-16 fighter jets accompanied South Korean F-15 fighters in an exercise on Friday that included practicing attack capabilities in a show of strength to North days after the regime claimed successful Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests. "US bombers and Republic of Korea fighters are just two of many lethal military options at our disposal," Lieutenant General Thomas Bergeson, US Forces Korea deputy commander, said

Finnish Defence Forces To Buy Bittium TAC Wireless IP Network System Products

July 6, 2017 @ 04:28 PM

Finnish Defence Forces has been authorized by the ministry of defense to purchase Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) system products that covers years 2018-2020, with the agreement value being EUR 30 million. Bittium and Finnish Defence Forces plan to sign a Framework Agreement for the delivery of Bittium TAC WIN products, Under the Framework Agreement, Finnish Defence Forces would issue separate purchase orders for the products each year

Russia Developing Missile Protection System For Tupolev Tu-160M2 Strategic Bomber

June 14, 2017 @ 03:33 PM

Russia has launched R&D work to develop a defensive aids system for modernized Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bombers to protect them from all types of missile attacks. "We understand that the bombers will have a principally new defensive aids system which is being developed as part of a new R&D effort

China's Sukhoi-30 Jets Intercept US WC-135 Aircraft Above East China Sea

May 19, 2017 @ 12:33 PM

Chinas two SU-30 aircraft carried out intercept of a US aircraft WC-135 designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea. One of the Chinese jets was flying as near as 150ft (45m) to the US WC-135 plane and flew upside down above it, US officials were quoted as saying by CNN Friday