Turkey's Aselsan to Test New, Advanced Drone Electro-Optic System in 2024

February 26, 2024 @ 05:22 AM

Turkeys Aselsan has announced that the new Aselsan-developed electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance, and targeting system, the ASELFLIR-600, will undergo its first tests this year. Last Thursday, Baykar tested the previous version, the ASELFLIR-500, equipped on the Akinci combat drone for the first time

Raytheon-Rafael JV Breaks Ground for Tamir Missile Production Facility in U.S.

February 26, 2024 @ 04:56 AM

R2S, a joint venture between RTXs Raytheon and Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense System, has initiated the construction of its Tamir missile manufacturing facility in East Camden, Arkansas. The facility will produce Tamir missiles for the Iron Dome Weapon System and its variant, the SkyHunter missile, intended for use by the U...

ZALA Group Announces Fifty-Fold Surge in High-Precision Weapons Production Since Ukraine War

February 20, 2024 @ 04:46 AM

During a recent visit to the Aeroscan plant, an enterprise of the ZALA group of companies, Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu was briefed on a substantial increase in the production of high-precision weapons. ZALA Chief Designer Alexander Zakharov reported to Army General Sergei Shoigu on the implementation of the...

Oil Tanker Boarded by Unidentified Armed Personnel off the Coast of Oman

January 11, 2024 @ 10:40 AM

A Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker, formerly known as Suez Rajan and now identified as St Nikolas, was boarded by armed individuals wearing military uniforms and black masks on Thursday. The incident occurred 50 miles off the coast of Oman, according to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKTMO), which issued warnings...

Nigerian Air Force Unveils Turkish-made T129 ATAK Helicopters

January 10, 2024 @ 04:45 PM

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has officially unveiled the first images of its recently acquired TAI T129 ATAK helicopters. The disclosed photographs showcase the NAF 500 at the HQ Tactical Air Command in Makurdi

Germany Approves Sale of 150 IRIS-T Missiles to Saudi Arabia

January 10, 2024 @ 02:42 PM

Germany has reportedly decided to break its longstanding embargo on the defense industry with Saudi Arabia, approving the sale of 150 IRIS-T air-to-air missiles, which can be armed on Eurofighter Typhoon jets that Riyadh is seeking. The decision, taken by Chancellor Olaf Scholz and security-related ministers, marks a shift in Germany's foreign policy

Pakistan to Acquire Chinese Shenyang FC-31 Stealth Fighters?

January 5, 2024 @ 09:38 AM

Pakistan's Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu has declared the country's intention to acquire the Chinese FC-31 fifth-generation fighter, potentially altering the Pakistan Air Force's fleet dynamics, which was earlier coupled with interest in the Turkish-made KAAN fifth-generation fighter. The induction of the FC-31, also known as the Shenyang J-31, is anticipated to potentially replace early versions of the F-16 within the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fleet

New Russian-Made Mi-28 Attack Helicopter Crashes in Western Uganda

January 3, 2024 @ 12:26 PM

In a devastating incident, a Russian-made Mi-28 attack helicopter crashed in Nyamisingiri Village, Kichwamba sub-county, Ntoroko district, Western Uganda, on Tuesday. The helicopter, en route to the Democratic Republic of Congo, tragically struck a village house, claiming the lives of both crew members aboard

Russians Reprogramming Captured Ukrainian Starlink-Controlled Baba Yaga Drones

December 28, 2023 @ 05:37 AM

The Russian Armed Forces successfully downed a Ukrainian Baba Yaga hexacopter drone, known for its deployment of large-caliber mines, and subsequently reprogrammed the captured UAV. The UAV, controlled through the Starlink satellite network, posed a significant challenge to Russian forces due to its elusive nature and untraceable operators

Two New F-15EXs Featuring New Capabilities Arrive at Eglin AFB

December 22, 2023 @ 05:43 AM

The pair of F-15EX combat jets that recently landed at the U.S

Ukrainian IRIS-T SLM System Counters Waves of Russian Attacks with Over 12

December 6, 2023 @ 06:49 AM

The IRIS-T SLM medium-range air defence system by Diehl Defence has reportedly demonstrated a significant success rate, even in the face of waves of attacks with more than 12 targets. In a statement released on December 4, the company

India Procures BHEL’s Upgraded Super Rapid Naval Gun Systems for Navy

November 29, 2023 @ 02:54 PM

The Indian Ministry of Defence has signed a contract worth INR 2,956 Crore ($355 million) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for procurement of 16 Upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM). The contract covers associated equipment/ accessories for Indian Navy under Buy (Indian) category