The Royal Thai Army is likely to buy 37 ‘refurbished M1126 Stryker infantry combat vehicles for $80 million from the US, scrapping its earlier intention of buying Chinese-made VN1 armoured personnel carriers, according to a report published Tuesday. “It was earlier expected that the Thai army might purchase Chinese VN1 armoured personnel carriers, but army chief Apirat Kongsompong managed to secure a deal with the US,”
The Russian Ministry of Defence will hike its order for the Su-57 stealth fighter jets to 76 from an earlier 16 following a 20% price cut for the aircraft and equipment. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced yesterday that 76 Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets will be purchased for Russian Air Forces before 2028, a package contract will be inked in the near future
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The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking to automate air-to-air combat, enabling reaction times at machine speeds and freeing pilots to concentrate on the larger air battle. No ArtificiaI Intelligence (AI) currently exists that can outduel a human pilot in a fighter jet in a high-speed, high-G dogfight, a DARPA release said
Boeing has been awarded a $10 million modification contract to supply Harpoon Block II Missiles to Saudi Arabia. The contract provides for obsolescence redesign efforts in support of the production and delivery of AGM-84 Harpoon Block II Missiles for the government of Saudi Arabia, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday
In a bid to obtain reconnaissance of enemy threats to protect the tilt rotor MV-22 Osprey aircraft, the United States Marine Corp is planning to develop a drone to be launched from the aircraft. The new drone is christened “Air-Launched Fast Autonomous Reconnaissance System” or AFARS, Marine Times reported Tuesday, citing officials from the Marine Corp Warfighting Lab
The Indian Air Force (IAF) squadron of MiG-1 Bison fighters who took part in the dog fight on February 27 will soon be getting a new "Falcon Slayer" patch commemorating their efforts in downing a Pakistani F-16 on the same. The MiG-21 Bison Squadron, of which the pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was part of when he took on the intruding aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Jammu and Kashmir on February 27 this year, has taken on the sobriquet ‘Falcon Slayers and ‘AMRAAM Dodgers and have got special uniform patches made to commemorate the dogfight, according to Indian media
The ZTD-05 advanced amphibious assault vehicles, part of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in Maritime exercises in the eastern part of South China's Guangdong province. The evaluation exercise, conducted by the 74th Group Army of the PLA had Multiple types of amphibious vehicles which entered the sea and ran through various training exercises, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) stated on Saturday
The Indian Defence Ministrys approval of a plan to purchase 10 Kamov KA-31 helicopters from Russia suggests that several new large ships would come on stream in the next couple of years which would need the airborne radar support provided by this unique rotorcraft. Among significant ship building projects, the Indian Navy is expected to start trials of the Indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC)-1 next year, though no formal announcement has been made in this regard
Turkeys ships of the MILGEM (National Ship) project will be equipped with the countrys first indigenously–developed anti-ship missile, the ATMACA, in about year to an year. “The ATMACA missiles will be seen on Turkish ships in a year or year and a half
The United Kingdom (UK) has placed an order with Swedens Saab for AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. Saab has received this order in collaboration with the UK-based company QinetiQ
Boeing has won a $139.8M modification contract to supply the US Navy with 12,000 additional Precision Laser Guidance Sets for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near...
The American-made Patriot and Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems are currently hogging international orders despite their price tags running...
The Russian ministry of defense on Thursday published a series of videos showcasing the production, deployment and installation and testing...
The market for fighter jets in countries which are expected to have open competitions is estimated at US$50 billion to...