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Hypersonic weapon detonated after lift-off: US military

The US military had to detonate a hypersonic weapon seconds after lift-off Monday due to a technical problem, cutting short a flight test for the experimental project, officials said. “Less than four seconds into the lift-off phase, we terminated the […]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Electric UAVs 2014-2024

Thousands of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be deployed in the next few years for both civil and military missions. Early adoption of new technologies will be employed: from smart skin to structural components and intelligent motors with integral gearing. […]

Engineers Develop Smart Skins for Aircraft

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them. Engineers at our Advanced Technology Centre are investigating a ‘smart skin’ concept which […]

Beechcraft Delivers T-6C+ Trainers, King Air 350ER to Mexican Navy

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., today announced it has delivered two Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainers ordered earlier this year to the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR), as well as one King Air 350ER, the second of […]

Where Are the F-35’s Critics When the F-16 Develops Fuselage Cracks?

Just the other day it was reported that one of the bedrocks of U.S. air power, the F-16 fleet, had a major problem. Apparently, in late July, cracks were discovered on the canopy sill longeron of an F-16D. This is […]

Japan Unveils Stealth Fighter Test Bed

Japan will begin test flights next year to determine whether the country has the right stuff to build a fighter jet without relying on Western contractors. The Ministry of Defense plans to seek around 40 billion yen ($384 million) in […]

Lithium Sulfur Batteries A Step Closer for UK Forces

The next generation battery technology company, OXIS Energy Ltd, has delivered the third phase of a research program to improve its Lithium Sulfur cells for Lincad Ltd and the UK MOD. The project is part of a wider Dstl (Defence […]

Joint Effort Validates Ability to Move Stryker Vehicles Via Air

Four Stryker combat vehicles were successfully loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13,2014, on the flightline here, marking the Army’s first use of the Stryker Marshalling Pad and Hot Cargo Pad since their construction. According to Glen Bailey, the […]

Supacat to Deliver 89 Special Operations Vehicles

The Defence Material Organization (DMO) has awarded a $105M contract to high mobility vehicle specialist, Supacat, to deliver 89 Special Operations Vehicles – Commando (SOV-Cdo) for the Australian Defence Forces under the JP2097 Ph 1B (REDFIN) program. The new SOV-Cdo […]

F-16V Completes Major Capability Milestone

The newest configuration of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16V, has reached a major capability milestone with the integration of a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. “Completing this milestone on schedule demonstrates our ability to meet program commitments,” […]

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

The British warship on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped. HMS Plymouth could not be saved despite years of attempts to find a […]

Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Russia announced plans Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO’s vow to halt the Kremlin’s push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told a general security meeting that […]

Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam, because of its military bases, Army anti-ballistic missile system and location 3,300 miles west of Hawaii is an increasingly important strategic hub for the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said today. Work’s visit here was part […]

Uncertain Outlook for German Arms Industry

German tanks, submarines and weapons are in high demand. They’re exported to Israel despite the war in Gaza, and Kurdish fighters would also welcome a shipment. Yet the defense industry is worried about its future. When trade unions look to […]

China Navy, Air Force to Conduct Free Air-Combat Confrontation Drill

A free air-combat confrontation drill between an aviation detachment equipped with several fighters assigned by the aviation unit under the East China Sea Fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and a troop unit under the PLA Air […]

Singapore F-15SGs at Exercise Pitch Black

Over 80 fighter jets from two opposing camps lit up the dark skies above the Northern Territory of Australia with trails of orange flames from their jet engines. Among them were F-15SG and F-16C/D fighter jets from the Republic of [...

US Air Force Deploys F-15s to Bulgaria

More than 180 Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and 12 F-15C Eagles flew to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to participate in a bilateral training event, Thracian Eagle 2014, Aug. 18-Sep. 1. Pilots from the 493rd […]

Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

Russia intends to create a new powerful satellite communication system that will provide global coverage and communication security, Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday. The development of such a system will require the launch of a space complex ordered by the Russian […]

Next Gen satellite to be tested during Arctic Shield 2014

From studying the effects of solar activity to improve radio transmissions to enhancing the capabilities of Automated Identification Systems, the importance of having a reliable communications infrastructure in the Arctic has not been lost on researchers traveling aboard the Coast […]

US Navy to Test and Evaluate Lockheed Martin Industrial Exoskeletons

Lockheed Martin (LMT) has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of […]

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