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Boeing Preparing KC-46 Aerial Tanker for Autonomous Refueling

April 3, 2020 @ 07:37 AM

Boeing and the US Air Force are preparing to upgrade the KC-46 Pegasus tanker for autonomous refueling capability. “The Air Force and Boeing will make the KC-46 synonymous with aerial refueling excellence

Venezuelan Maritime Patrol Boat Sinks After Collision With Portuguese Cruise Ship

April 1, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

A Venezuelan Coast Guard boat deployed to conduct maritime patrol sank in the Caribbean Sea after it collided with a Portuguese cruise ship, on Monday. The “Resolute” cruise ship bearing a Portuguese flag crashed into the Navys “Naiguatá GC-23” patrol boat with 44 onboard just north of La Tortuga islands within...

Pentagon Awards Bechtel $1.2B to Destroy Chemical Weapons Arsenal

April 1, 2020 @ 05:29 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Bechtel a deal pegged at $1.2 billion to destroy chemical weapons at a facility in Colorado

Japan to Develop AI-based System to Counter Cyber Attacks

March 30, 2020 @ 10:59 AM

Japans Ministry of Defense plans to invest ¥25.6 billion ($237

Japan To Improve Electronic Warfare Capabilities of Fighter Fleet

March 30, 2020 @ 07:31 AM

Japan is set to provide its existing F-15 fighters with Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities besides buying additional F-35 stealth jets possessing this ability to use focused energy to defeat adversarys electronics, this year. In its

L3-Harris, Raytheon Net $1B for Anti-Jam SATCOM Software

March 28, 2020 @ 08:32 AM

The Pentagon has awarded L3-Harris and Raytheon $500 million each to develop anti-jam communications software — called the Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW) used in military satellites. “Raytheon and L3-Harris have each been awarded a $500 million contract with corresponding delivery orders valued at $37

Saab Begins Building First Two-Seat Gripen F Jet for Brazil

March 26, 2020 @ 09:53 AM

Saab has commenced manufacture of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB)s first two-seat Gripen F fighter jet. “Saab has performed the first metal cut for the two-seater fighter aircraft Gripen F, marking an important milestone in the programme,” the company said in a

Airbus Restarts Manufacture of Aircraft Wings in Europe

March 26, 2020 @ 07:33 AM

Airbus has announced resumption of production and assembly activities at wing plants located in Spain, France and other European countries amid COVID-19 pandemic. “Airbus partially resumed production and assembly work in France and Spain on 23 March following a four-day pause

Russian Arms Sales Growing in Africa

March 24, 2020 @ 01:35 PM

Russia has emerged as the biggest supplier of weapons to Africa and accounts for half of the regions arms market pie, more than twice that of China and the United States. According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Damen Tests Combat Systems on Indonesia’s 2nd SIGMA Frigate

March 19, 2020 @ 06:21 AM

Damen Shipyards has completed installation and testing of combat systems on Indonesias second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigate, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332). “Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian Ministry of Defences SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigates, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332),” the company said in a

India Issues RFI for 100 Loitering Munition Systems

March 13, 2020 @ 08:21 AM

The Indian Ministry of Defence has issued a request for information (RFI) to procure 100 loitering munition systems for the Indian Army. In late January this year, Israeli firm UVision Air announced a joint venture named “AVision” with Indias Aditya Precitech to manufacture loitering munitions under the brand PALM (Precision Attack Loitering Munition) Hero Systems

F-35 Deal Cancellation, Local Defense Projects Halve Turkish Arms Imports

March 12, 2020 @ 11:02 AM

Turkish arms imports between 2015-19 fell nearly by half after the multi-billion dollar deal for F-35 jets was axed over S-400 row, and increasing investment in indigenous projects including fighters and drones. Latest data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows that weapons transfer to Turkey dropped by 48%