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,...

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Fifteen exhibitors including ten from China alone have withdrawn from participating in the upcoming Singapore Airshow 2020 (February 11-16) at the Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC).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...

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

US Approves $1.5B Australian Surface Combatant Deal

January 17, 2020 @ 07:52 AM

The United States approved the $1.5 billion sale of long lead items, engineering development activities, and other defense services to support the Australian Surface Combatant Program to modernise three AEGIS capable Hobart-class destroyers, and build three Hunter-class frigates

Turkey Tests F-16 AMRAAM Replacement Missile

January 13, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Turkey has completed testing its Gökdoğan (Peregrine) air-to-air missile, developed as a direct replacement for US-made AMRAAM and Sidewinder missiles. The project for

India to buy 200 Fighters: Defense Secretary

January 13, 2020 @ 08:39 AM

The acquisition of 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, and an additional 110 fighters to replace the Indian Air Forces (IAFs) fleet of ageing jets that had long been in the pipeline appears to have moved forward with Ajay Kumar, Defense Secretary of India, hinting at the projects advancing at an accelerated pace. “The contract for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)- manufactured 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1A advanced fighter jets are in the final stages