Saturday, April 17, 2021

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AFSOCs Newest A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Closer To Final Delivery

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 29, 2021 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security reached another milestone in production of the second of three A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Combat Aviation Advisor (CAA) mission for Air Force Special Operations...

Tawazun and MBDA to cooperate on SmartGlider development

Abu Dhabi, 22 February 2021 – Tawazun and MBDA have signed a head of terms agreement with the intent to cooperate in the field of smart guided weapon systems. Matar Ali Romaithi, Chief Officer of the Economic Development Unit at...

DARPA Initiates Design of LongShot Unmanned Air Vehicle

Program seeks to significantly increase engagement range and effectiveness of air-to-air weapons DARPA's LongShot program, which is developing an air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with the ability to employ multiple air-to-air weapons, has awarded contracts to General Atomics, Lockheed Martin,...

DARPA’s Operational Fires Ground-Launched Hypersonics Program Enters New Phase

Next steps will include full-scale flight testing DARPA’s Operational Fires (OpFires) program, which is developing a ground-launched intermediate-range hypersonic weapons system, is advancing to a new phase. Phase 3b will involve full-scale missile fabrication, assembly, and flight testing from a launch...

Greece signs agreement with France to acquire 18 Rafale fighters

Greece equips itself with the Rafale in the continuity of a partnership with Dassault Aviation of more than 45 years Athens, January 25th, 2021 – Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, and Theodoros Lagios, Director General of Armament...

Sikorsky-Boeing Team Reveals Advanced Assault Helicopter Designed to Revolutionize U.S. Army Capabilities

  DEFIANT X™ to compete for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft contract, a top modernization priority for the Army WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released...

GA-ASI Integrates Legion Pod Onto Avenger RPA

  SAN DIEGO – 15 January 2021 – In a recent flight test, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) integrated a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod® onto an Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) demonstrating enhanced autonomous sensing capabilities for an unmanned...

First separation tests of Safran’s 1,000-kg AASM ‘Hammer’ air-to-ground weapon on Rafale a success

Paris, France, December 11, 2020 – The new 1,000-kilogram version of the AASM "Hammer"* air-to-ground modular weapon, designed and produced by Safran Electronics & Defense, successfully completed its first two inert separation tests from a Rafale omnirole fighter. The...

Four additional Schiebel Camcopter S-100 for the French Navy

Vienna, 14 December 2020 – Naval Group, on behalf of the French Navy, has accepted for operational use two further CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with a total of four Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). They will be deployed...

Hungary signs contract for acquisition of two multi-mission KC-390 Millennium airlifters

BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Hungarian Government and Embraer signed today a contract for the acquisition of two new-generation multi-mission transport aircraft Embraer C-390 Millennium, in its air-to-air refueling (AAR) configuration, designated KC-390. Additionally, pilots and technicians training as well as...
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Boston Dynamics robot used in French military training in combat scenarios

Boston Dynamics’s robot dog has been in a variety of places and scenarios, from jumping rope to an unauthorized,...
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