Russian Defense Minister's Plane Shadowed by US Drone Over Kosovo

February 20, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

Serbia scrambled MiG-29 fighter jets as a US MQ-9 Reaper drone approached within 150 km of the aircraft of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu which was flying over Kosovo airspace. According to Russia's Izvestia, the drone is either an MQ-9 Reaper or a RQ-4 Global Hawk

Spanish Indra justifies role in FCAS Project after Airbus' Opposition

February 20, 2020 @ 05:07 AM

Indra has defended its position as a Spanish partner in the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Project, parrying German Airbus claims that only it has the technological capability to build the sophisticated system. On Wednesday, Fernando Abril-Martorell, president of Indra,

China Tests KJ-500 Early Warning Aircraft, L-15 Trainer-Combat Jet

February 18, 2020 @ 12:16 PM

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has tested two new aircraft- the KJ-500 early warning aircraft and the L-15 advanced training and light combat jet, even as the Chinese defence industry grapples with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “Chinese arms enterprises have been racing to keep up with their production schedule...

UVision Demos Hero-120 Loitering Munition to NATO Member State

February 18, 2020 @ 11:23 AM

UVision has demonstrated Hero-120 loitering munition to an unnamed NATO member state, the company announced Tuesday. “This is the first time the new Hero-120 platform has been demonstrated, following its recent public release at the Paris Airshow and AUSA,” UVision said

African Nation Receives King Air 350ERs Configured for Maritime Patrol

February 18, 2020 @ 06:05 AM

Leonardo has delivered two King Air 350ER Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to the Navy of an unspecified African nation. "Leonardo has revealed that two King Air 350ERs, equipped as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), have gone into service with an African Navy following their delivery by the Company, which acted as prime...

BAE Systems’ Solar-Powered Maritime Surveillance Drone Makes First Flight

February 17, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

BAE Systems new PHASA-35 solar-electric aircraft that can be used for maritime surveillance from the Earths stratosphere, has completed its first flight. “The trials marked the first fully integrated flight test of the PHASA-35 system,” the company said in a

India finalises $5.46B deal for 83 Tejas Jets

February 17, 2020 @ 08:34 AM

The Indian Air Force has concluded a $5.46 billion (INR 39,000 crore) deal with Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the cost of $65

Israeli Cyber-surveillance Firm NSO Buys Drone Hacking Company Convexum

February 17, 2020 @ 08:12 AM

Israeli cyber-surveillance firm NSO, which hit the headline last year due to its cellphone hacking technology used in the Jamal Khashoggi affair, has purchased Convexum, an Israeli company specializing in drone hacking. NSOs acquisition of Convexum for $60 million is targeted at offering security solution for public spaces

Yemeni Rebels Reveal New Air Defense System

February 17, 2020 @ 07:55 AM

Yemeni Houthi rebels have unveiled their newly-inducted air defense system that shot down a Saudi Tornado fighter on Friday night. "It is part of a new, domestically-designed and sophisticated air defense system

Iran Installs Home-made Radar in Mirage F1 Warplanes

February 17, 2020 @ 07:25 AM

Iran has installed locally-made radar and other equipment in Mirage F1 warplanes flown to the country by Iraqi pilots during the 1991 US invasion of Iraq. “We have overcome the aircrafts previous shortcomings in the area of radar surveillance capability with our radars,” Iran Air Force Deputy Commander Brigadier General Amir Vahedi was quoted as saying by

Russian firms to Develop "Small" Munitions for Drones

February 15, 2020 @ 02:20 PM

Russian firms Tactical Missiles Corporation and Kronshtadt hi-tech firm are together developing small-sized munitions to be armed on drones. "This issue is important and developers are trying to reduce both the dimensional and weight characteristics of air-launched weapons

Israel Freezes V-22 Osprey Procurement Temporarily

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The Israeli ministry of defense has frozen the deal to procure V-22 Ospreys temporarily, amid budget turbulences and the impending installation of a new government. "The contract to purchase the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey will be frozen until more resources are available,” senior Israeli defense officials were quoted as saying by