Battle of the Badass Bombers

September 12, 2020 @ 03:17 PM

The United States flew its big bombers- B-2 Stealth and the B-52 Stratofortress in areas close to where the Chinese navy was conducting drills in the South China Sea (SCS) during July-August 2020. In response, China too operated its H-6 bombers over waters near Taiwan and the contested waters...

India Joins Hypersonic Missile Technology Race

September 9, 2020 @ 10:15 AM

Indias state-run Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) flight tested Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) on September 7, 2020. “DRDO has today successfully flight tested the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle using the indigenously developed scramjet propulsion system. With this success, all critical technologies are now established to progress to the next...

It is 2020. Where’s my flying car?

September 2, 2020 @ 11:42 AM

Flying cars have emerged from the realm of science fiction to that of working prototypes with several projects around the world taking wing. takes a look at some of the effort to build flying cars and the progress thus far. These tiny manned craft could not only shape roads in...

Russian Drone Attack

August 29, 2020 @ 06:13 PM

Russia displayed several drones- both for attack and reconnaissance/surveillance at the Army 2020 Forum in Moscow which looks like a clear attempt to challenge if not forge ahead of major UAV powers such as the US, Israel and China. Some of these Russian drones offer features superior to that of competing...

Mi-35P Helicopter, the Latest Iteration of the Venerable Mi-24

August 25, 2020 @ 04:13 PM

Russian Helicopters has launched serial production of the upgraded Mi-35P attack helicopter at the Rostvertol plant for its first export order. The announcement was made at the ARMY 2020 Forum being held near Moscow.

New Weapons and Defense Systems at Army 2020, Moscow, Russia

August 24, 2020 @ 10:22 AM

The ARMY forum and exhibition in Russia has traditionally been a place to show off the latest in Russian military hardware and technology. profiles some of the cutting edge defense systems that Russia has unveiled at the Army 2020 event in Moscow.

In Single Biggest Order for F-16 Jets, Lockheed Martin nets $66 Billion Export Deal

August 20, 2020 @ 12:58 PM

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $62 billion ten-year, fixed price contract from the US Air Force for production of an unspecified number of F-16 aircraft for multiple Foreign Military Sale (FMS) customers on August 15. What is known about this deal: The aircraft are new build F-16s which means the contract does...

Does Indian Light Combat Helicopter pack better punch than Chinese Z-10?

August 15, 2020 @ 02:20 AM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed two HAL produced Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) in Ladakh in support of IAF missions at short notice in early August 2020. Interestingly, the LCH helicopters are yet to be formally inducted into the IAF. Deployments by the IAF and the Indian Army have intensified...

Will the All-new Ka-52M Russian Helicopter Score over the Boeing Apache?

August 12, 2020 @ 12:42 PM

In early August, Russian Helicopters announced the first flight of the upgraded Ka-52M ‘Alligator helicopter. The major upgrades to sensors, weapons, and cockpit, landing gear and rotor blades effectively make it an all-new machine. The Ka-52M is considered similar to the Boeing AH-64E Apache in attack ability though both are completely...

A Pistol that James Bond Would Love to Have

August 9, 2020 @ 09:45 AM

A pistol that every spy and special forces operative would love to have- the Russian made “Udav” (boa- constrictor) 9mm handgun has entered serial production and will soon be arriving with the Russian law-enforcement forces. The Russian Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering-CRIPE (TsNIITOCHMASH) has started serial production of the...