Japans Air Self-Defense Force has decided to build its next-generation stealth fighter jets with the United States (US), rejecting the offer from the United Kingdom (UK) amidst strengthening US-Japan ties. The UKs participation in the project would have given Japan freedom to update the jets
Schiebel has announced the completion of the acceptance tests of their Heavy fuel S2 engine designed for the Royal Australian Navy's CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS. “Delivered as a next generation replacement for the current propulsion unit, the S2 further increases the overall capability of the system,” the company said in a statement...
Istanbul-based Ekba Holding has acquired Turkey's first electromagnetic anti-drone weapons manufacturer Harp Arge Corp after an unnamed Dutch firm tried to buy the firm to collaborate on undisclosed defense projects. "The acquisition came after a Netherlands-based technology firm showed interest in buying Harp Arge for yet undisclosed defense projects," Anadolu Agency...
Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed a laser-based defense system dubbed "Light Blade" capable of destroying next-generation combat drones. The technology is being developed and commercialized in the university's new company, OptiDefense
The US Army has awarded Sierra Nevada Corp $8.5 million for Tactical Automated Landing System components support for the RQ-7B tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS)
The United States Navy has awarded Boeing a contract worth $800 million to procure long material for the production of P-8A Poseidon aircraft. "This modification contract procures long lead material and activities in support of lot 11 P-8A aircraft production and delivery," the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday
General Atomics has integrated L3Harris WESCAM MX-20 Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) system onto its MQ-9 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), providing it with the ability to locate and track targets at long stand-off ranges. The company has already begun testing the MQ-9 equipped with the long-distance targeting payload
Russias MiG Aircraft Corporation has rolled out a critical g-force protection system for high-maneuverability fighter jets such as MiG-35 and MiG-29M/M2 aircraft. Pilots now need to monitor the g-force using dashboard indicators while simultaneously conducting maneuvers during a dogfight
A newly built J-10C fighter has been fitted with a domestically developed WS-10 Taihang engine to replace the Russian-made AL-31 engine. The development could come as bad news for Russias United Engine Corporation which supplied engines for Chinas fighter jets for decades including for its showpiece aircraft, the J-20 stealth jet
The US State Department has approved the sale of eight KC-46A tanker aircraft and related equipment for nearly $2.4 billion
UMS SKELDAR, a joint venture between Saab and UMS Aero Group, has unveiled its new V-150 unmanned aerial vehicle that is capable of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL). "UMS SKELDAR, is launching its new enhanced V-150 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) platform to support tactical operations including defence forces, surveillance, blue light forces and homeland security," the company said in a statement Tuesday
A Syrian L-39 light attack aircraft was shot down by the Turkish military on Tuesday amidst ongoing escalating tensions in the region. “As part of Operation Spring Shield, an L-39 warplane belonging to the region has been destroyed,” Turkeys Ministry of Defense said in a