Coronavirus Not a Deterrent to Chinese Vessels Invading Indonesian EEZ

February 5, 2020 @ 10:12 AM

A Chinese coast guard ship accompanying fishing boats was detected lurking in the Indonesian terrestrial waters even as the battle against the deadly 2019-nCoV coronavirus which originated in China's Wuhan city is far from being over. As of Wednesday morning, over 24,300 cases of coronavirus infection have been reported and 490...

Northrop to Integrate Sonar System onto L3Harris Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

February 4, 2020 @ 08:13 PM

Northrop Grumman will integrate its µSAS sonar system onto L3Harris Technologies Iver4 Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) for a 12-month test period for the Defense Innovation Units (DIU) Next Generation Small-Class UUV program. The DIU is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) organization founded to help the US military make faster...

UK Royal Air Force to get first P-8A Poseidon Today

February 4, 2020 @ 07:48 PM

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) will receive its first submarine-hunting Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft, named "Pride of Moray," today. "The new submarine-hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft arrived in the UK today at Kinloss (39 Engineer Regiment) in Scotland

US Navy, Boeing Control 2 Unmanned EA-18G Growlers Using Manned Jet

February 4, 2020 @ 07:27 PM

The US Navy and Boeing demonstrated the ability to control two unmanned EA-18G Growlers with a manned F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet. "Boeing and the US Navy successfully flew two autonomously controlled EA-18G Growlers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as unmanned air systems using a third Growler as a mission...

US Coast Guard Takes Delivery of First HC-130J Plane With Block 8.1...

February 4, 2020 @ 07:09 PM

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Block 8.1 upgrade HC-130J to the US Coast Guard which "Lockheed Martin representatives joined U

HII Eyes Orca Drone Submarine Production With Hydroid Acquisition

February 4, 2020 @ 03:07 PM

Huntington Ingalls Industries' $350 million acquisition of Hydroid Inc from Kongsberg will help the company build Orca extra-large unmanned undersea vehicles (XLUUVs) with Boeing, for the United States Navy. “Hydroids advanced capabilities and reputation for excellence in autonomous and unmanned maritime systems provide the perfect complement to our existing unmanned operations, including Proteus in Panama City and our partnership with Boeing to produce the Orca XLUUV," said Mike Petters, HIIs president and CEO

Coronavirus Outbreak Forces 15 Exhibitors to Pull Out of Singapore Airshow 2020

February 4, 2020 @ 07:58 AM

Fifteen exhibitors including ten from China alone have withdrawn from participating in the upcoming Singapore Airshow 2020 (February 11-16) at the Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC). The announcement was made by Experia Events, the organizer of the airshow, on Tuesday

India’s Lohia Aerospace to Supply Composites to International Aerospace Contractor

January 27, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

Indias Lohia Aerospace System has signed an offset based sourcing MOU with its first customer – an international aerospace contractor for supply of civil aerospace components. The company had acquired Israel based Light & Strong Ltd, Israels largest private producer of aerospace focused carbon fibre composite components for Israels Aerospace and Defence industry in February 2019

Seeking Weapons-for-Oil, Iraq Plans Delegations to Russia, China, Ukraine

January 23, 2020 @ 08:54 AM

Iraq is sending a team of delegates to Russia, China and Ukraine to negotiate barter trade- accept weapons from them in exchange for Iraqi oil. Baghdad has listed air defense systems such as S-300s and S-400s, as the primary item of procurement, especially after the heavily fortified "Green Zone" in the capital city of Baghdad hosting US Embassy and other important buildings was struck by Iranian missiles and rockets over the past few weeks

F-35 Sensors Aid Army’s IAMD Battle Command Systems To Engage Multiple Aerial...

January 22, 2020 @ 07:44 AM

The sensors of F-35 stealth jets that were integrated with the US Armys new Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS), helped the latter engage multiple airborne targets simultaneously. Held in December 2019, it is the first use of F-35s as sensors at an IBCS live fire test to detect, track and intercept near simultaneous air-breathing threats

Sea Ceptor Supersonic Missile Defence System Offered to Indian Navy

January 18, 2020 @ 02:45 PM

L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd has submitted its first bid to the Indian Armed Forces- offering the latest generation Sea Ceptor naval air defence system, in its RFP response for the Indian Navys Short-Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM) requirement. The Sea Ceptor, that made its debut at DefExpo-2018, will be built in India

11 US Troops Injured When Iran Fired Fateh, Qiam Missiles on US'...

January 17, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Eleven American troops were injured besides Apache helicopters and hangers destroyed, when Iranian missiles hit the Ain al-Asad Air base in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The missiles used in the operation were upgraded Fateh (range 500 km) and Qiam (range 800 km) which struck their targets with an accuracy of a few meters, Iranian media said quoting state sources