Malfunctioning Gyroscopes Caused Singapore F-16 Crash: Final Report Confirms

June 21, 2024 @ 10:17 AM

Singapores Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has concluded that degraded pitch rate gyroscopes, which provided false inputs to the Digital Flight Control System, caused last months F-16 crash at Tengah Air Base. The incident involved Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16C that crashed shortly after take-off during a routine training exercise...

Leonardo Debuts All-new AW-249 Military Helicopter at Eurosatory 2024

June 21, 2024 @ 09:59 AM

Leonardo has unveiled the AW-249, the Italian Army's new combat helicopter, at the Eurosatory 2024 exhibition in Paris. The AW-249, the first and only all-new Western combat helicopter design, incorporates digitization, connectivity, sensor-fusion, information superiority, and interoperability features

Russia's VK-650V Helicopter Engine Ready for Tests

June 21, 2024 @ 08:07 AM

The United Engine Corporation (UEC) supplied the first prototype VK-650V engines, potentially reviving Ka-226T helicopter sales to India and boosting international demand for Ansat choppers as flight testing begins. These prototypes, produced at ODK-Klimov in St

AeroVironment Tests Jump 20 VTOL UAS with Heavy Fuel Engine

June 20, 2024 @ 09:55 AM

AeroVironment (AV) demonstrated its

European Coalition Jointly Procures Mistral 3 Missiles

June 20, 2024 @ 09:47 AM

A European coalition involving France, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, and Hungary signed a framework cooperation agreement on June 19 for the joint acquisition of the Mistral 3 ground-based air defense system. This agreement, managed by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) with support from MBDA, aims to streamline the acquisition process to...

Belgian Defense Ministry Announces Completion of Initial Training for First MQ-9B Crews...

June 20, 2024 @ 07:39 AM

The Belgian defense ministry disclosed on Wednesday that the first six Belgian crews have concluded the initial phase of their MQ-9 Sky Guardian training program. Over the course of several months, the crews underwent training at the General Atomics facility situated in North Dakota

Kongsberg Opens New Norwegian Missile Factory

June 20, 2024 @ 07:07 AM

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) officially opened its new missile manufacturing plant in Kongsberg, Norway, today, where the company will produce its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and Joint Strike Missile (JSM). The new missile factory was inaugurated by Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Cecilie Myrseth at a ceremony, alongside State Secretary Anne Marie Aanerud of the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and representatives from the NSM and JSM user nations

Rostec’s Ruselectronics Offers Anti-Drone Systems to Belarus

June 20, 2024 @ 06:19 AM

Rostec subsidiary Ruselectronics has offered to supply Belarus with anti-drone systems, which it showcased for the first time at the II International Exhibition of the Security Industry “National Security Belarus-2024” in Minsk (June 19-21). The equipment enables the detection of not only the drone itself but also its operator, and provides effective counteraction to the FPV drones that are actively used today

Rheinmetall, Anduril to Jointly Develop Air Defense System to Defeat Small Drones

June 20, 2024 @ 05:15 AM

Rheinmetall and Anduril have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Eurosatory-2024 to develop new layered Counter small Unmanned Aerial System (C-sUAS) air defense systems. The scope of this collaboration is primarily to address European markets first

Safran, Edge Autonomy Unveil Lanner VTOL UAS at Eurosatory 2024

June 20, 2024 @ 04:44 AM

Safran Electronics & Defense and Edge Autonomy have jointly introduced the Lanner, a new configuration of the Penguin Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS), at Eurosatory 2024. The Lanner is based on the Penguin UAS platform, modified specifically to meet the requirements of the Light Tactical Drone System (SDTL) program for the French armed forces

Thales Belgium, WB Electronics, AREX Collaborate on New Remote Weapon System with...

June 19, 2024 @ 06:37 AM

Thales Belgium, WB Electronics, and AREX have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of a new remote weapon system equipped with 70mm rockets. The project will combine AREX's ZMU 03/05 turret with Thales Belgium's unguided and guided rockets