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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...

Russian S-500 Air Defense System: Is it worth the Hype?

July 11, 2020 @ 01:11 AM

The S-500 Prometheus also known as 55R6M "Triumfator-M" is a Russian surface-to-air missile/anti-ballistic missile defence system. After years spent in development, the S-500 will be ready for trials by the Russian Aerospace Forces (RAF) later this year, the head of the RAFs anti-aircraft missile section, Major General Sergey Babakov said on...

Bomb, Not Cyber Attack May Have Caused Iranian Nuclear Facility Explosion

July 7, 2020 @ 05:05 PM

Early on the morning of July 2, 2020, a fire and then an explosion were reported at an above-ground building in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, which was later ascertained to be a centrifuge assembly building. A bomb planted by an insider and not a suspected Israeli cyber-attack may have caused...

With improved missile, Turkey's Sungur/PorSav Short range Air Defence System gets more bite

July 3, 2020 @ 03:56 PM

Turkish armed forces unveiled the Sungur short range air defence system (SHORAD) which will form the bottom rung of a layered air defence system. It is meant to be effective against drones and low flying helicopters and aircraft. The system utilizes a new generation missile from the PORSAV Man-portable Air Defense...

Chinese Z10 and Indian Apache Helicopter

July 2, 2020 @ 03:14 PM

As China and India build up forces following the bloody encounter in Galwan, one of the key assets both would use in the event of a conflict would be combat helicopters. Indian Apache helicopters have already been seen hovering in the skies over Ladakh while the Chinese state media has released...

Chinese Missile Early Warning System-with Russian Help- May be Nearing Completion

June 29, 2020 @ 10:24 AM

A Chinese missile early warning system –based on the Russian Tundra satellites and Voronezh ground-based radar stations may be closer to completion going by recent events and statements. “Russia is helping China to build a missile attack warning system that could significantly increase China's defense capabilities,” a commentary in the semi-official...

New Land Weapons at Russian 75th Victory Parade

June 24, 2020 @ 12:32 PM

Russia has traditionally shown new weapons in its yearly military parade to commemorate its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the ‘Great Patriotic war, as Russia calls World War II. In this years parade Russia has displayed several state-of-the-art weapon systems. We...

Turkey First Indigenous Helicopter Engine to be Ready for Integration This Year

June 23, 2020 @ 09:14 AM

Turkeys Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank announced June 20 that the TS1400 engine will be delivered in 2020 for integration into the T-625 Gökbey Utility Helicopter. Mustafa Varank also said that “Core of the T-625 helicopters engine was tested at TAI,” The TAI T625 Gökbey is a twin-engine light transport/utility helicopter...

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