Northrop, Martin UAV Conduct Flight Test for Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft

September 2, 2021 @ 05:25 AM

Northrop Grumman and Martin UAV (a Shield AI company) on Wednesday completed successful flight testing of a V-BAT unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with new features including GPS-denied navigation and target designation capabilities. “The enhanced V-BAT offers a near zero footprint, flexible vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability that is based on...

Russian Drone Maker Kronstadt Signs First Export Contracts

September 1, 2021 @ 01:52 PM

Russian firm Kronstadt today announced contracts with several foreign countries for shipment of drones in 2022. The model(s) of drones or their numbers were not specified in a statement released by the company as reported by

Kazakhstan Orders 2 Airbus A400M Aircraft

September 1, 2021 @ 12:40 PM

Airbus Defence has won a contract to provide two Airbus A400M aircraft to Kazakhstan on Wednesday. With delivery of the first aircraft scheduled in 2024, the contract includes a complete suite of maintenance and training support

Turkish Military Inducts Akinci Advanced Attack UAV

August 31, 2021 @ 07:15 PM

The Turkish military inducted the Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), claimed to be the most advanced drone built in Turkey. In his speech at the induction ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “We are determined to make Turkey the leading country in Unmanned Warplanes

Nigerian Air Force Inducts A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft

August 31, 2021 @ 03:43 PM

The Nigerian Air Force inducted A-29 Super Tucano aircraft it signed a contract for four years ago, on August 31. The induction ceremony was hosted by Nigerian Minister of Defence Bashir Salihi Magashi and the Nigerian Air Force

Iraq Seeks Turkish Bayraktar Drones, T129 Helicopter, EW Systems

August 30, 2021 @ 10:31 AM

Iraq is eyeing Bayraktar TB2 combat drones, T129 helicopters and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems manufactured by Turkey. Iraqs Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun said on Iraqi television that the country had “reached a consensus” with Turkey concerning the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 drones

Russian Su-24 Bomber Crashes, Pilots Safe

August 27, 2021 @ 06:51 PM

A Russian Su-24 bomber scheduled to undergo repairs crashed near the city of Perm in the Urals. "On August 27, a Su-24 plane crashed 95 km west of the city of Perm while making a flight to the Aircraft Repair Enterprise for scheduled repairs

Sikorsky to Deliver S-70 ‘FIREHAWK’ Helicopters to United Rotorcraft

August 27, 2021 @ 07:42 AM

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, will provide five S-70 Black Hawk helicopters modified to perform aerial firefighting operations to United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation. The bulk order will enable United Rotorcraft, as the only company authorized by Sikorsky to modify Black Hawk aircraft to the FIREHAWK configuration, to quickly deliver these new production aircraft for aerial firefighting in support of public agencies battling increasingly destructive wildland fires, Lockheed Martin said in a statement today

Russia in Talks with Turkey on Supporting TF-X Fighter Jet Project

August 26, 2021 @ 10:55 AM

Russia is holding consultation with Turkey to provide technology and expertise for Ankaras ambitious TF-X fighter jet project. "At this stage, consultations are underway with the Turkish side at the level of specialized groups on the issues of interaction in creating the Turkish national fighter," Director of Russias Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Dmitry Shugayev told a media briefing on Wednesday at the ARMY-2021 forum near Moscow