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Lockheed Martin to Develop Extra-large Underwater Drone

February 24, 2020 @ 01:54 PM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth $12.3 million for phase one of the Manta Ray program

France tests nEURON stealth combat drone with Rafale Jets, AWACS Aircraft

February 22, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

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

GA-ASI tests Air-To-Space Lasercom System for Military Drones

February 22, 2020 @ 08:41 AM

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)

Thai Air Force Lists Fighter Jet, Other Procurement Programs in White Paper

February 20, 2020 @ 03:11 PM

Replacement for F-16 fighter jets, L-39s trainers; upgrade of Saab Early Warning System; purchase of transport, VIP, helicopters and unmanned aircraft besides spy satellites figure in the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)

Israeli F-35I Jets Strikes “Large Convoy” in Syria

February 20, 2020 @ 06:50 AM

Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35I “Adir” stealth fighter jets reportedly carried out a “successful” airstrike to destroy a “large convoy” of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)- Quds Force, or Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or of Lebanons Hezbollah, in Syria early on Thursday. “It is now confirmed that the F-35Is...

Spanish Indra justifies role in FCAS Project after Airbus' Opposition

February 20, 2020 @ 05:07 AM

Indra has defended its position as a Spanish partner in the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Project, parrying German Airbus claims that only it has the technological capability to build the sophisticated system. On Wednesday, Fernando Abril-Martorell, president of Indra,

India finalises $5.46B deal for 83 Tejas Jets

February 17, 2020 @ 08:34 AM

The Indian Air Force has concluded a $5.46 billion (INR 39,000 crore) deal with Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the cost of $65

Yemen's Air Defenses with "New Technology" Shoots Down Saudi Jet

February 16, 2020 @ 04:38 AM

A Saudi Tornado multirole fighter jet was shot down by a missile launched by Yemen's advanced air defense system incorporating "new technology." "The aircraft was shot down with an advanced surface-to-air missile with new technology," Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Saree said in a brief statement

Russian firms to Develop "Small" Munitions for Drones

February 15, 2020 @ 02:20 PM

Russian firms Tactical Missiles Corporation and Kronshtadt hi-tech firm are together developing small-sized munitions to be armed on drones. "This issue is important and developers are trying to reduce both the dimensional and weight characteristics of air-launched weapons

Israel Freezes V-22 Osprey Procurement Temporarily

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The Israeli ministry of defense has frozen the deal to procure V-22 Ospreys temporarily, amid budget turbulences and the impending installation of a new government. "The contract to purchase the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey will be frozen until more resources are available,” senior Israeli defense officials were quoted as saying by

DARPA Awards BAE to develop Tech to Detect Weapons of Mass Destruction

February 13, 2020 @ 09:12 AM

America's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) has contracted BAE Systems to develop advanced analytics technology to assist in the detection and deterrence of weapons of mass destruction. "BAE Systems has received funding from the U

Northrop to Develop Tech to Recharge Underwater Unmanned Vehicles

February 12, 2020 @ 09:13 PM

Northrop Grumman will manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon) that will allow passage of electricity to enable recharging of underwater unmanned vehicles. "Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed its first non-exclusive agreement to manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon) specifically designed for harsh environments," the company said in a statement Wednesday

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