Does Indian Light Combat Helicopter pack better punch than Chinese Z-10?

August 15, 2020 @ 02:20 AM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed two HAL produced Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) in Ladakh in support of IAF missions at short notice in early August 2020. Interestingly, the LCH helicopters are yet to be formally inducted into the IAF. Deployments by the IAF and the Indian Army have intensified...

Will the All-new Ka-52M Russian Helicopter Score over the Boeing Apache?

August 12, 2020 @ 12:42 PM

In early August, Russian Helicopters announced the first flight of the upgraded Ka-52M ‘Alligator helicopter. The major upgrades to sensors, weapons, and cockpit, landing gear and rotor blades effectively make it an all-new machine. The Ka-52M is considered similar to the Boeing AH-64E Apache in attack ability though both are completely...

A Pistol that James Bond Would Love to Have

August 9, 2020 @ 09:45 AM

A pistol that every spy and special forces operative would love to have- the Russian made “Udav” (boa- constrictor) 9mm handgun has entered serial production and will soon be arriving with the Russian law-enforcement forces. The Russian Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering-CRIPE (TsNIITOCHMASH) has started serial production of the...

Russian Pantsir-S Air Defence System gets Artificial Intelligence Upgrade

August 2, 2020 @ 05:18 AM

If you thought the Russian Pantsir-S Air defence system was bad news for drones and low flying aircraft, wait till you hear this. In a recent upgrade, the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and cannon system received a unique automated control system based on artificial intelligence (AI). It is capable of detecting, classifying and...

Fighter Jet Choice for Indonesia- Used Austrian Eurofighters over Russian Su-35s?

July 27, 2020 @ 01:26 PM

A letter that Indonesian defense minister Prabowo Subianto wrote to his Austrian counterpart Klaudia Tanner in July seeking to buy 15 used Eurofighter aircraft has caused a flutter among defence circles. This brings us to the question- Is procuring old Austrian Typhoons a bad idea, or is there more to it?

Does the Russian ‘Armata’ main battle tank ‘Outmatch’ the British Challenger 2 tank?

July 24, 2020 @ 07:57 AM

On July 16 2020, the U.K. Parliament launched an inquiry into procurement and use of armoured fighting vehicles in the British Army. The House of Commons Committee on Defence commented: “The Armys main battle tank (the Challenger 2) has been in service for around 20 years and has yet to...

U.K. Royal Air Force's Futuristic Tempest Jet Revealed in 3D Imagery

July 21, 2020 @ 06:01 AM

The Royal Air Force (RAF) revealed 3D model of its Tempest stealth combat jet and details of LANCA unmanned aircraft on July 17 for the first time. Tempest Highlights: Tempest will be able to fly unmanned, and use swarming technology to control drones. It will incorporate artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and possess...

Russian Su-25SM3 Vs United States A10C Thunderbolt II

July 19, 2020 @ 09:34 AM

The Russian Su-25SM3 and the United States A10C Thunderbolt II are heavily modernized versions of the Su-25 and A10 Thunderbolt II developed as ground-attack aircraft in the late 1960s. World War II established the requirements for ground attack aircraft such as A10 and Su-25: armored aircraft, capable of high speed, maneuverable...

Boeing F15EX: Comeback for 4.5 Generation Fighter Jets?

July 15, 2020 @ 01:48 PM

On July 13, 2020, the U.S. Air Force finalized a $22.89 billion deal to build an estimated 144 Boeing F-15EX fighter jets, latest iteration of America's F-15E Strike Eagle. This signals a major comeback for 4.5 generation jets, thought to be on their way to extinction after the advent of the...

Is Turkey’s S-400 Air Defense System Worth Losing F-35 Manufacturing Deal?

July 14, 2020 @ 06:49 AM

Turkey appears to have struck a bad bargain in buying the S-400 air defense system (ADS) from Russia; it lost close to $9 billion in orders to manufacture components for the F-35 jets besides depriving its air force of some 100 of the stealth jets. The U.S. pulled the plug...