AeroVironment Introduces Switchblade 300 Sensor to Shooter Kit

January 18, 2022 @ 02:42 PM

AeroVironment has introduced the Switchblade 300 Sensor to Shooter Kit which enables operators to instantly transfer target coordinates from AeroVironments suite of small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) to the Switchblade 300 loitering missile system. "Sensor to Shooter maximizes the operators ability to see first, strike first, combining the superior intelligence, surveillance,...

Turkish "Hurjet" Jet Trainer to Be Unveiled in Next 2 Months

January 18, 2022 @ 02:21 PM

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will fully unveil Hürjet advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft in two months. TAI head Temel Kotil told

Pyongyang Confirms Tactical Guided Missile Tests

January 18, 2022 @ 05:23 AM

North Korea said today that it tested a tactical guided missile on Monday to confirm the accuracy of the weapons system under production. The South earlier suspected Pyongyang to have fired two short-range ballistic missiles eastward from the Sunan airfield

Dassault Aviation to Support French Mirage 2000 Fighters

January 18, 2022 @ 04:52 AM

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces Directorate of Aeronautical Maintenance (DMAé) recently awarded Dassault Aviation a contract to support the Mirage 2000 fleet of the French Air and Space Force (FASF). Covering a period of 14 years, the BALZAC contract includes all maintenance activities for the French Mirage 2000s until...

Houti Claims Drone Attack on Abu Dhabi Airport

January 17, 2022 @ 03:13 PM

Yemeni Houti rebels have claimed responsibility of the attacks on Abu Dhabi International Airport that has left 3 people dead and six others wounded. In a statement, the Abu Dhabi police said that three fuel tankers had exploded in the industrial Musaffah area near storage facilities of oil firm Abu Dhabi...

MD Helicopters Ships Six MD 530G Light Scout Attack Choppers to Malaysia

January 17, 2022 @ 11:17 AM

MD Helicopters (MDHI) has shipped six MD 530G Light Scout Attack helicopters for the Malaysia Ministry of Defense (MoD) via their agent Halaman Optima/ Destini Prima. The 530G for Malaysia is integrated with the Wescam L3 MX10D sensor and the Pathfinder Ares Weapons Management System from Tek Fusion which are used to support the Dillion M134 Mini Gun, FN Herstal Heavy Machine Gun and Rocket Machine Gun pods, and 2

Philippines to Buy 32 S-70i Black Hawk helicopters

January 17, 2022 @ 10:50 AM

Philippine Secretary of Defense Delfin Lorenzana has announced that the country will order 32 S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for more than $620 million. The government last year completed an order of 16 S-70i helicopters to replace the Air Force's fleet of Bell UH-1Hs, commonly known as the Huey, after fatal accidents

Bird Strike Caused S.Korean F-35A Engine Fault, But Landing Gear Did not...

January 17, 2022 @ 06:29 AM

A bird strike on South Korea F-35A fighter jet on January 4 forced the pilot to initiate emergency landing but the aircraft landed on its belly as the landing gear did not deploy, according to preliminary findings of an Air Force inquiry. The

World’s Largest Aircraft, Roc Completes Third Test Flight, Moves Closer to Hypersonic...

January 17, 2022 @ 05:22 AM

Stratolaunch LLCs Roc – the biggest airplane in the world in terms of wingspan – made its successful third flight on Sunday. Roc is the worlds largest aircraft, with a 385 ft

Ukrainian Army Orders RS-80 Unguided Air-to-Air Missiles

January 15, 2022 @ 11:43 AM

A new contract has been signed between Artem State Joint-Stock Company, a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom and the Ukrainian defense ministry for the production of a large batch of unguided RS-80 air-to-air missiles. Under the current contract, the number of missiles is five times higher than the order that Artem fulfilled last year

Mi-17V5 Crash that Killed Indian Defense Chief Caused by Pilot Disorientation

January 15, 2022 @ 07:51 AM

The Tri-Services Court of Inquiry into the Mi-17V5 accident on 8 December, 2021, that killed Chief of Indias Defense Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, his wife and 12 other defense personnel, has submitted its preliminary findings