LiG-Nex1 Developing Close-in Weapons System with AESA Radar for Warships

July 26, 2021 @ 04:10 PM

South Korean LiG-Nex1 is developing close-in weapons system (CIWS-II) whose AESA radar system will be derived from that of the KF-21 jet. The CIWS-II is being developed under a Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) project investing 20 billion won ($277

Russia Initiates Fifth-Gen Carrier Based VTOL Aircraft Project

July 26, 2021 @ 02:51 PM

Russias MiG Corporation has initiated work on a fifth-gen carrier Based Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. "Now (the project) is in a stage of computer modeling, the first prototypes of the machine are planned to be released in the next few years,"

Rostec’s KRET to Provide Avionics for Russia’s ‘Checkmate’ Jet

July 26, 2021 @ 11:18 AM

Russias Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET), part of state-owned Rostec, will provide latest avionics suite for the countrys newest fighter, “Checkmate.” The latest onboard avionics suite developed by the Ramenki Instrument-Making Design Bureau (part of KRET) includes an advanced large-format head-up display, a panoramic airborne display, and a multi-functional display panel...

New Sukhoi ‘Checkmate’ Jet May not get Su-75 designation

July 25, 2021 @ 10:02 AM

The New Russian Light Strike Fighter (LTS- Russian acronym) ‘Checkmate that broke cover at MAKS 2021 many not get the Su-75 designation going by the ‘75 number displayed on the model or prototype displayed at the unveiling. Speculation is rife in the Western media that the unconventionally named ‘Checkmate is actually...

Lightning Strikes Damage Two F-35B Jets

July 24, 2021 @ 06:33 AM

Two U.S

Turkey's Kargu Drone Bags First Export Customer

July 23, 2021 @ 02:18 PM

Turkey's STM Defense Technologies Engineering will deliver its Kargu rotary-wing attack drone loitering munition system to the first international customer. "Our national pride Portable Rotary Wing Striker UAV System KARGU has achieved its first export success," head of the Defence Industries Presidency (SSB), Ismail Demir, tweeted July 21

U.S.A.F. Orders Puma 3 AE Drones from AeroVironment

July 23, 2021 @ 11:01 AM

American firm AeroVironment received two firm-fixed-price orders totaling nearly $16 million from the United States Air Force to deliver Puma 3 AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and spares packages and Raven UAS spares packages. The hand-launched Puma 3 AE has a wingspan of 9

Nigeria Receives its First Batch of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft

July 23, 2021 @ 09:55 AM

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) welcomed the first batch of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft at Kano state on Thursday. Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information confirmed the arrival of the fighter aircraft in a statement

New Russian Stealth Jet Could 'Checkmate' Chinese FC-31 in International Market: Chinese...

July 23, 2021 @ 07:35 AM

Russias new prototype fifth-generation fighter jet, project name “Checkmate” unveiled in the recently held MAKS-2021 may prove as hurdle in the market performance of the Chinese stealth fighter jet, the FC-31, on the international arms market. Russian firm Sukhoi developed the new fighter under the LTS program, a Russian acronym for the Light Tactical Aircraft

Sierra Nevada Demos MC-145B Coyote STOL Aircraft at Eglin AFB

July 23, 2021 @ 06:19 AM

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) said it demonstrated the multi-role strike capabilities of the MC-145B Coyote short take-off and landing aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. It was part of the U

UK MoD Orders 13 General Atomics’ RG Mk1 Surveillance Drones Worth £195

July 22, 2021 @ 05:14 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered 13 Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) to add to its initial order for three Protector RPAS, establishing 16 as the new total of Protectors to be delivered to the UK MoD. A £195 million contract for a further 13 cutting-edge Protector aircraft has been signed, the UK MoD announced in a press release

MiG Shows Model of Single-engine Light Fighter, Possible MiG-21 Replacement

July 22, 2021 @ 02:41 PM

After Sukhois LTS ‘Checkmate stealth fighter unveiling, MiG Design Bureau showed the model of a light single-engine jet at the MAKS 2021 air show which could be a possible replacement for the venerable MiG-21. The scale model has similarities to the Yak-130 combat- trainer, an aircraft known for its aerodynamic characteristics and unlike the MiG-21, a single engine aircraft built for speed