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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...

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...

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%

Rocket Attack on US Base in Iraq Leaves 3 Dead, Dozen Injured

March 12, 2020 @ 04:27 AM

Eighteen Katyusha rockets struck US' Al-Taji base just north of Baghdad on Wednesday night, reportedly leaving two Americans and a British soldier dead, and around a dozen others injured. The US-led Coalition confirmed in a statement that “three Coalition personnel were killed during a rocket attack on Camp Taj, Iraq, March 11

Ekba Holding Acquires Turkey's 1st EM Anti-drone Gun Maker To Prevent Tech...

March 9, 2020 @ 05:48 AM

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 reported on Sunday

Israeli University Develops Laser-based Drone Defense System

March 7, 2020 @ 12:31 PM

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

Turkish F-16 Shoots Down Syria’s L-39 Warplane

March 3, 2020 @ 10:26 AM

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

Iran Air Force Receives Locally-Overhauled Western Fighters, Cargo Planes

March 3, 2020 @ 07:34 AM

The Iranian military have received eight locally-overhauled aircraft that includes fighters such as F-14, F-4 and Mirage jets and C-130 transport plane. “The overhaul of military aircraft is a complicated process that only a few powerful countries in the world could do,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by

DARPA Launches Program to Develop Drone IR Sensors for Navigation in Low...

March 2, 2020 @ 09:11 AM

The US Defense Advanced Research and Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a program to develop infrared (IR) sensors or “invisible headlights” for navigation in low visibility conditions to stay hidden from advesaries. "Autonomous and semi-autonomous systems need active illumination to navigate at night or underground

Syria Destroys 6 Turkish Combat Drones, Turkish F-16s Down 2 Syrian Su-24

March 2, 2020 @ 07:22 AM

Turkey has claimed to have shot down two Russian-made Syrian Su-34 fighter jets besides destroying three of their air defense systems using F-16 jets, as a retaliatory attack against Syrian downing of six Turkish combat drones. “A Syrian air defense system that lowered one of our SİHAs (drones), and two other air defense systems were destroyed

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