Greece to Buy 10 Rafale Jets, Receive 8 More as ‘Donation’ from

August 31, 2020 @ 06:04 PM

France and Greece have reached an agreement for the latter to acquire 18 Rafale fighter jets of which 10 will be sold and the remaining 8 will given away as ‘donation. “Contacts between the two sides are at a very advanced level, with those who know the background expressing the...

Baykar Performs Load Test of Akinci 3rd Prototype

August 31, 2020 @ 06:19 AM

Turkish drone-maker Baykar announced Sunday it conducted load test of third prototype of Akinci combat unmanned aerial vehicle. “In the intervening night of August 29-30, we successfully performed the load testing of Bayraktar AKINCI's third prototype,” the company

Armenia to Order New Russian Su-30SM fighter jets

August 31, 2020 @ 04:25 AM

Armenia is negotiating the purchase of a new batch of Russian Su-30SM fighters, said Defense Minister David Tonoyan. "It is planned to purchase a new batch of aircraft

China Escalates Psych-War, Invites US Pilots to View U-2 Spy Plane Wreckage

August 28, 2020 @ 01:37 PM

China has escalated its psychological warfare (psych-war) against the United States by inviting US pilots to view the wreckage of a U-2 spy plane shot down decades ago. The Military Museum of The Chinese People's Revolution released a letter on its Sina Weibo account on Thursday inviting US pilots to visit...

GA-ASI Selects 18 Belgian Businesses to Present Ideas for SkyGuardian Development

August 28, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

As part of the second annual “Blue Magic Belgium” industry engagement event hosted by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), 18 Belgium-based companies have been selected to present their ideas and cutting-edge capabilities to a panel of GA-ASI technical experts

Finland Offered Saab Gripen With New Decoy Missile System

August 28, 2020 @ 10:21 AM

Saab has offered Gripen combat jet with new decoy missile system for Finlands HX fighter procurement project. “The decoy missile, that we present today, will constitute a strong addition to Gripen E/Fs built-in electronic attack capabilities

LM Clinches $35M for MH-60R/S Network Enabled Weapons Software

August 28, 2020 @ 05:59 AM

Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth $35.32 million for development of preliminary software for Phase 2 Network Enabled Weapons (NEW) capabilities

India Likely to Order 2 More Israeli Phalcon AEW&C Aircraft

August 27, 2020 @ 08:47 AM

Indias fleet of Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft could increase to five from three, with New Delhi preparing to ink $1 billion-worth contracts with both Israel and Russia. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is expected to give the green-light after extensive inter-ministerial consultations, sources told

Lynx Software Framework Adopted for Gray Eagle-ER UAS

August 27, 2020 @ 07:52 AM

Lynx Software Technologies announced Wednesday that its LYNX MOSA.ic software framework was adopted by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the GRAY EAGLE Extended Range (GE-ER) unmanned aircraft

Mil Moscow, Kamov Merge to Build Electric and Unmanned Helicopters

August 27, 2020 @ 07:08 AM

Russias Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and Kamov have merged to form a joint venture- National Center for Helicopter Engineering (NCV)- to build new types of helicopters such as unmanned, high-speed and electrically powered ones. “Since April 2020, the National Center for Helicopter Engineering (NCV) began operating in Russia

US Clears 32 AIM-120C-8 Missiles Sale to Japan for Possible use on...

August 27, 2020 @ 06:50 AM

US State Department has approved a possible sale to Japan of 32 AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) with support for an estimated cost of $63 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today