The United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (AFAD) has ordered Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) that will be integrated on its Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter jets for the first time. Sniper ATP detects, identifies, automatically tracks and laser designates small tactical targets at long ranges
The US State Department has given its approval for the sale of 4 AT-6C Wolverine Light Attack Aircraft and related equipment to Tunisia for an estimated $325.8 million, which could be the first sale of the armed variant of the aircraft
Turkey plans to establish a center to facilitate the testing of aircraft against the effects of lightning, within the scope of its project to develop the fifth-generation TF-X National Combat Aircraft (MMU). Ankara appears to be accelerating its indigenous fighter development following its ousting from the F-35 program over S-400 row...
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 tactical situation whatever the sea conditions
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)