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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...

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...

Turkish Drone Strike Destroys Syrian Army’s Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System

February 29, 2020 @ 09:19 AM

A missile fired by a Turkish Drone destroyed a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System (ADS) of the Syrian Army deployed in Idlib province on Friday. Information leaked to the Turkish media said that the ADSs radar was active moments before the impact, indicating that the system failed to detect the incoming...

Indonesia Accepts US Grant of ScanEagle drones, Bell Chopper Upgrade

February 28, 2020 @ 06:49 AM

Indonesia on Wednesday approved a US grant to supply 14 Boeing Insitu ScanEagle reconnaissance drones ($28.3 million) and upgrade 3 Bell 412 helicopters ($6

Russian Military to receive 144 S-350 ‘Vityaz’ Air Defense Systems by 2027

February 27, 2020 @ 10:21 AM

The Russian military will receive 144 S-350 ‘Vityaz air defense systems by 2027, even as training has just commenced with their first system delivered in December. Almaz Antey will deliver 12 S-350s batteries, each consisting of 12 missile systems

Lockheed to Integrate Sniper Targeting Pods onto UAE Mirage Jets

February 27, 2020 @ 08:03 AM

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

Tunisia First to Buy Armed AT-6C Aircraft from US?

February 27, 2020 @ 04:05 AM

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

Combat Deployment of new Russian Hypersonic Missile-hunting Radar in March

February 26, 2020 @ 10:49 AM

Russia is planning the combat deployment of its new Rezonans-N radar that can spot hypersonic missiles next month. “The radar will enter service no sooner than mid-March 2020,” Ivan Nazarenko, CEO of Rezonans Research Center, was quoted as saying by

Turkey to setup first Lightning Testing Center to aid Indigenous Fighter Development

February 26, 2020 @ 08:52 AM

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

Army Scientists Develop Tech to Build 3D Printed Parts in Battlefield

February 25, 2020 @ 10:03 AM

Scientists at the United States Army Research Lab (ARL) have developed a dual-polymer filament that could be used by soldiers to build durable 3D printed parts to replace broken military hardware components while on the battlefield. "In the future we can imagine soldiers deployed overseas collaborating with engineers in the US, allowing new hardware concepts to be designed and then sent as digital files to be coverted into physical prototypes that the soldiers can use the same day

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