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US building new drone base in Niger

Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America’s global shadow war. At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 million airfield that,...

UK will invest in a new computer system to Protect the Skies

The Ministry of Defense will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAF’s speed and accuracy in protecting the skies, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. Known as Project Guardian, the new Air Command...

Airbus warns Berlin Against F-35 fighter aircraft buy

A leading Airbus manager has warned that the German federal government would snub France for its aircraft procurement. Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defense and Space, has warned the German government against the purchase of Lockheed Martin's F-35...

Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan

TOKYO - U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft (stealthy hybrid), two sources said. Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese...

Rheinmetall: Partnership with Czech industry for a new Lynx

The Czech armed forces are currently pressing ahead with a far-reaching modernization programme. Among other things, its fleet of BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, which dates from the 1980s, is to be replaced with a family of modern systems. Procurement...

Delivery of C-27J Spartan Battlefield Aircraft Completed

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today welcomed the 10th and final C-27J Spartan into service during a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond. Minister for Defense, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defense Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne...

New Solar array simulators to market

COPENHAGEN and DENVER – It’s hard to simulate a star, but a new effort between Rovsing A/S and Lockheed Martin will do just that. They are collaborating to bring better solar array simulators to bear in a market of...

Saab: Gripen E Simulator with Wide Area Display

  Saab will be attending the Defexpo exhibition in India, 11-14 April 2018. On the show for the first time is a Gripen E simulator equipped with a Wide Area Display (WAD). The Wide Area Display in Gripen E is a...

Heavy fuel capability to Royal Australian Navy customer

Schiebel has successfully demonstrated the heavy fuel variant of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) as part of its customer acceptance program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Under the directive of the Navy Minor Project (NMP) 1942 to...

U.S Department of Defense: Weapons Procurement Cost Estimate of $1.92 trillion

The U.S Department of Defense estimates that the cost for the acquisition of major weapons platforms rose from $1.74 trillion to $1.92 trillion in 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. The figure represents a 10 percent increase from the previous year’s projections,...
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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...
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