The Chinese military is in the process of replacing older equipment commissioning new weapons such as Type 15 tanks, Type 052D destroyers, J-20 fighters and DF-26 intermediate and long-range ballistic missiles, according to a white paper issued by defense ministry on Wednesday. The white paper "China's National Defense in the New Era," released by the Information Office of the State Council, said China's armed forces are optimizing the overall composition of its weaponry and equipment, coordinating the efforts of all services and arms in this regard, promoting the balanced development of main battle equipment, information systems, and support equipment, with...
Barred from exhibiting military equipment at International Arms Exhibitions such as Farnborough and Paris air show, Russia has lined up three home events - MAKS, ARMY and Maritime Defence Show to market air, land and naval equipment respectively this year. Star attractions this year include the Su-57 at the MAKS show which has been cleared for export and whose serial production is to begin later this year and the S-400 air defence system at the ARMY-2019 event
India and the United States today signed the long-awaited Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA) enabling the potential sale of General Atomics armed drones and the installation of sensitive communications equipment on military platforms sold to India. The COMCASA was signed after Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met their US counterparts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in the first 2+2 dialogue held between the two countries, media reports of the event said
Employees of an Israeli drone manufacturer, Aeronautics are facing charges for allegedly demonstrating its weapons targeting skills on Armenian soldiers at the request of potential Azerbaijan customers, various Israeli media outlets said. "Aeronautics and 10 of its employees were informed that they were set to be charged, pending a hearing," the justice ministry said in a statement released to the Israeli media
CAE today announced that it has been awarded a $38.4 million contract to provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) with a CAE 700MR Series NH90 helicopter flight training device (FTD)
Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) T Suvarna Raju, flew the locally-made Light Combat Aircraft Tejas from HAL Airport in Bangalore today. The twin seat variant of LCA (PV5) was piloted by Group Captain KK Venugopal, VM (Retd) HALs Chief Test Pilot
CAE today announced that it will be investing C$1 billion (US$765 million) over the next five years in aviation training industry globally. One of the main objectives of the investment is to fund Project Digital Intelligence, to develop the next generation training solutions for aviation, defence & security and healthcare
Taiwan is believed to possess a land-attack cruise missile capable of targeting Hong Kong and southeast coast of China, SCMP commented quoting reports of satellite images of the missile released on Facebook. A Canada-based defence website posted on its Facebook page satellite images taken in March revealing Taiwans home produced Hsiung Feng IIE land-attack cruise missile
Russia has offered to help South Korea build a ready-to-operate nuclear power plant for maritime propulsion using the RITM-200 reactor as a basis for its design, JSC Afrikantov OKBM, said in a 2017 annual report made public on Tuesday. JSC Afrikantov OKBM, is a subsidiary of Rosatom nuclear corporation and the main developer of nuclear reactor cores for Russian naval vessels
China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) test flew ‘Waverider hypersonic flight vehicle Sky star-2 in the northwest test range on Friday morning, Sputnik reported. The hypersonic vehicle said to have successfully separated from its launch vehicle, autonomous flight and engaged itself in high-altitude manoeuvring during its ten minute flight
Chinas air force has announced that its J-16 fighter jet, developed to 'target Taiwan,' will be combat ready soon. The air force said a squadron of J-16s – described as 4
A Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region, East Siberia, killing 18 people on board, according to a source as told to Sputnik on Saturday. According to the regional emergency services, Mi-8 crash was caused by a technical failure due to which the helicopter fell apart and caught fire
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