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China's Black Hawk Competitor, Z-20 helicopter, to have Multiple Variants

November 20, 2020 @ 06:45 AM

The Z-20 helicopter, Chinas answer to Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk, could have new variants to perform anti-submarine warfare, patrol and reconnaissance missions. “The Z-20 helicopter can be modified into special-mission variants...

Russian Army Receives 18000 'Ratnik' Combat Outfits

November 20, 2020 @ 05:40 AM

The Russian Army are all-protected by Ratnik infantry gear, thousands of which they received recently, a month ahead of schedule. Manufacturer Central Research Institute for Precision Machine-Building (TsNIITochMash) announced Thursday that...

Dassault to Make Falcon 2000LXS in India for Use as French AF's...

November 19, 2020 @ 06:22 PM

The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, today announced the upcoming notification of the contract for an initial order for seven “Albatros” Maritime Surveillance and Intervention Aircraft (AVSIMAR)...

Aselsan Inks $38.8M Deal for Electro-Optic & Communication Systems with Mystery Customer

November 19, 2020 @ 11:58 AM

Turkish firm Aselsan has inked a $38.8 million deal to deliver electro-optic and communication systems to an undisclosed foreign customer

Chinese Troops Deploy Unmanned Helicopters Near Border With India

November 19, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command troops stationed at the border with India have deployed two locally-built unmanned helicopters designed for high-altitude combat. The aircraft, Blowfish A2 and Ranger P2-X, were built by Zhuhai...

Chinese Army Uses Drones to Guide Helicopter Missile Strike

November 19, 2020 @ 08:31 AM

The Chinese Army used a drone to guide a helicopter to conduct beyond visual range (BVR) strike at sea during a live-fire drill held recently. All targets were accurately hit under the harsh conditions of dense...

Airbus Offers Eurofighter Jets for Swiss $8.1B Project

November 19, 2020 @ 06:54 AM

Airbus and the Federal Republic of Germany submitted their official offer to the Swiss Federal Office of Armaments armasuisse for the sale of Eurofighter aircraft to Switzerland seeking 36 combat aircraft and ground-based defenses for

BAE Systems to Perform Life-Extension of Swiss CV90 Combat Vehicles

November 19, 2020 @ 06:15 AM

BAE Systems Hägglunds has received a contract from the Swiss Federal Office for Defense Procurement (armasuisse) for the life-extension of the Swiss Armys CV9030, known as the “Schützenpanzer 2000.” The life-extension program of the CV9030 will...

General Atomics to Develop AI for Smart Sensor Prototype Drone

November 19, 2020 @ 04:42 AM

General Atomics was awarded a $93,293,554 hybrid contract for research, development, test and evaluation of artificial intelligence for the smart sensor prototype unmanned aerial platform. Bids were solicited via the internet with 999 received

US DoD to Launch "Trusted Capital Marketplace" in December

November 19, 2020 @ 03:30 AM

The US Department of Defence (DoD) will launch its Trusted Capital Marketplace (TCM) initiative in December to match US technology firms in need of investment with investors without ties to adversarial nations (such as Russia...

Tornado-S Rocket Launchers to Replace Smerch systems in Russian Army by 2027

November 18, 2020 @ 03:32 PM

Russia's Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) will replace the Cold War-era Smerch and Uragan systems within the next seven years. "The planned rearmament of rocket artillery units with advanced Tornado multiple launch rocket systems continues...