Mi-35P Helicopter, the Latest Iteration of the Venerable Mi-24

August 25, 2020 @ 04:13 PM

Russian Helicopters has launched serial production of the upgraded Mi-35P attack helicopter at the Rostvertol plant for its first export order. The announcement was made at the ARMY 2020 Forum being held near Moscow.

New Weapons and Defense Systems at Army 2020, Moscow, Russia

August 24, 2020 @ 10:22 AM

The ARMY forum and exhibition in Russia has traditionally been a place to show off the latest in Russian military hardware and technology. profiles some of the cutting edge defense systems that Russia has unveiled at the Army 2020 event in Moscow.

In Single Biggest Order for F-16 Jets, Lockheed Martin nets $66 Billion Export Deal

August 20, 2020 @ 12:58 PM

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $62 billion ten-year, fixed price contract from the US Air Force for production of an unspecified number of F-16 aircraft for multiple Foreign Military Sale (FMS) customers on August 15. What is known about this deal: The aircraft are new build F-16s which means the contract does...

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...