Russian Pantsir-S Air Defence System gets Artificial Intelligence Upgrade

August 2, 2020 @ 05:18 AM

If you thought the Russian Pantsir-S Air defence system was bad news for drones and low flying aircraft, wait till you hear this. In a recent upgrade, the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and cannon system received a unique automated control system based on artificial intelligence (AI). It is capable of detecting, classifying and...

Fighter Jet Choice for Indonesia- Used Austrian Eurofighters over Russian Su-35s?

July 27, 2020 @ 01:26 PM

A letter that Indonesian defense minister Prabowo Subianto wrote to his Austrian counterpart Klaudia Tanner in July seeking to buy 15 used Eurofighter aircraft has caused a flutter among defence circles. This brings us to the question- Is procuring old Austrian Typhoons a bad idea, or is there more to it?

Does the Russian ‘Armata’ main battle tank ‘Outmatch’ the British Challenger 2 tank?

July 24, 2020 @ 07:57 AM

On July 16 2020, the U.K. Parliament launched an inquiry into procurement and use of armoured fighting vehicles in the British Army. The House of Commons Committee on Defence commented: “The Armys main battle tank (the Challenger 2) has been in service for around 20 years and has yet to...

U.K. Royal Air Force's Futuristic Tempest Jet Revealed in 3D Imagery

July 21, 2020 @ 06:01 AM

The Royal Air Force (RAF) revealed 3D model of its Tempest stealth combat jet and details of LANCA unmanned aircraft on July 17 for the first time. Tempest Highlights: Tempest will be able to fly unmanned, and use swarming technology to control drones. It will incorporate artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and possess...

Russian Su-25SM3 Vs United States A10C Thunderbolt II

July 19, 2020 @ 09:34 AM

The Russian Su-25SM3 and the United States A10C Thunderbolt II are heavily modernized versions of the Su-25 and A10 Thunderbolt II developed as ground-attack aircraft in the late 1960s. World War II established the requirements for ground attack aircraft such as A10 and Su-25: armored aircraft, capable of high speed, maneuverable...

Boeing F15EX: Comeback for 4.5 Generation Fighter Jets?

July 15, 2020 @ 01:48 PM

On July 13, 2020, the U.S. Air Force finalized a $22.89 billion deal to build an estimated 144 Boeing F-15EX fighter jets, latest iteration of America's F-15E Strike Eagle. This signals a major comeback for 4.5 generation jets, thought to be on their way to extinction after the advent of the...

Is Turkey’s S-400 Air Defense System Worth Losing F-35 Manufacturing Deal?

July 14, 2020 @ 06:49 AM

Turkey appears to have struck a bad bargain in buying the S-400 air defense system (ADS) from Russia; it lost close to $9 billion in orders to manufacture components for the F-35 jets besides depriving its air force of some 100 of the stealth jets. The U.S. pulled the plug...

Russian S-500 Air Defense System: Is it worth the Hype?

July 11, 2020 @ 01:11 AM

The S-500 Prometheus also known as 55R6M "Triumfator-M" is a Russian surface-to-air missile/anti-ballistic missile defence system. After years spent in development, the S-500 will be ready for trials by the Russian Aerospace Forces (RAF) later this year, the head of the RAFs anti-aircraft missile section, Major General Sergey Babakov said on...

Bomb, Not Cyber Attack May Have Caused Iranian Nuclear Facility Explosion

July 7, 2020 @ 05:05 PM

Early on the morning of July 2, 2020, a fire and then an explosion were reported at an above-ground building in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, which was later ascertained to be a centrifuge assembly building. A bomb planted by an insider and not a suspected Israeli cyber-attack may have caused...

With improved missile, Turkey's Sungur/PorSav Short range Air Defence System gets more bite

July 3, 2020 @ 03:56 PM

Turkish armed forces unveiled the Sungur short range air defence system (SHORAD) which will form the bottom rung of a layered air defence system. It is meant to be effective against drones and low flying helicopters and aircraft. The system utilizes a new generation missile from the PORSAV Man-portable Air Defense...