China plans public debut of Y-20 transport planes aerial refuelling variant soon, even as it develops another Aerial Early Warning (AEW) version and plans on a third Electronic Warfare Y-20 plane. "The Y-20 cargo plane has variants like the Y-20 aerial tanker and Y-20 AEW aircraft
The United States Navy has installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) anti-drone laser weapon system on its USS Dewey (DDG 105) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. “The first ODIN system was installed on the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), during her recently completed Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability,”...
Naval Group has displayed its I4Drones Mission system at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) in Abu Dhabi which coordinates the work of multiple drones operating both underwater and overland. “Naval Group solutions can integrate all types of autonomous vehicles for deployment above and underwater, exploiting their payload to the benefit of...
The United States Army has awarded Griffon Aerospace a contract worth $50 million to supply MQM-170 Outlaw Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPA) targets and MQM-171 Broadsword Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) targets. “Griffon Aerospace Inc
The famed Russian Knights aerobatics team of the Russian Air Force (RAF) has commenced flight training with the Su-35S fighter jets at the Kubinka airfield near Moscow. The flight crew of the Aerospace Forces worked out the flight route, piloting techniques, and tasks for the purpose, the Russian MoD said...
The UAE Armed Forces have signed deals amounting to nearly $170 million (AED 625 million) at the UMEX and SimTEX 2020 event in Abu Dhabi, one of which is a $64 million (AED 234 million) contract for Camcopter S-100 unmanned helicopters with ADASI company. “The S-100 drone will be used across a wide range of military applications such as intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance, target acquisition, naval support and border patrol,” state-run
Japan is working out a plan to manufacture aircraft parts in Malaysia, besides training aviation industry personnel in the country. If materialised, it will be Japans first such cooperation with an Asian country
The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) and Dassault Aviation have tested a nEURON demonstrator along with five Rafale fighter jets and an AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) aircraft, in multiple tactical configurations. The fifth test campaign was conducted at the Istres-Le Tubé Air Base
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has ground tested its Airborne Laser Communication System (ALCoS) which is compatible with military drones such as the MQ-9 Reaper, by establishing a link with a satellite in Geo-synchronous Earth Orbit (GEO)
Russia's MiG Corporation has developed a new automatic, digital control system to be fitted on upgraded MiG-29 and MiG-35 aircraft for easy landing of the jets. “Engineers of MiG Corporation received a patent for an automatic control system for an aircraft during approach
Japan has revealed the concept of its Mitsubishi F-X fighter jet project rivaling the US-made F-22 in size and performance. It is seeking to partner the UK's Tempest program besides the European FCAS to develop and share crucial technologies, Japanese officials have disclosed pieces of information about the new project in various media reports
Replacement for F-16 fighter jets, L-39s trainers; upgrade of Saab Early Warning System; purchase of transport, VIP, helicopters and unmanned aircraft besides spy satellites figure in the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)