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Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP. “Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate […]


Army researchers develop Cargo Pocket ISR

Army researchers develop Cargo Pocket ISR

Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for Soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments. The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program, or CP-ISR, seeks […]


Exelis to Supply High-Performance Radar To Saudi National Guard

Exelis to Supply High-Performance Radar To Saudi National Guard

Exelis has received a contract valued at more than $9 million to provide advanced military air traffic management capabilities to the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). Under this foreign military sales contract, Exelis will supply the GCA-2020 precision ground control […]


Russian Helicopters To Train Mongolian Pilots

Russian Helicopters To Train Mongolian Pilots

Russian Helicopters will this month host pilots from Mongolyn Alt Corporation (MAK) at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant’s Aviation Training Center, under an agreement on training of flight and engineering personnel. The Mongolian company operates two Mi-8/17 series helicopters – a Mi-171 […]


Heavy Maintenance Segment Dominates the Military Support in Service Market

Heavy Maintenance Segment Dominates the Military Support in Service Market

The heavy maintenance segment has the highest potential for revenue generation among military support in services, as the defence sector is evolving into a support in service (SIS) oriented market. Expensive cost of new combat platforms purchase, along with budget […]


The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

Fifty-four years ago this week, USS George Washington (SSBN-598) made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry partners that had begun […]


Saab Gripen Pulls Out of Denmark Fighter Bidding

Saab Gripen Pulls Out of Denmark Fighter Bidding

Swedish defence firm Saab has declined to provide a bid for a 30 billion ($4.37 billion) Danish fighter contract while reports indicate that US firm Lockheed Martin is set to land the deal. Three candidates are officially in the running […]


‘Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

‘Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

After years of delay, Russia plans to deploy this year the first satellite of its new constellation replacing the space component of the early warning system, Russian media reported. It will also double as an emergency communication satellite. The satellite […]


F-16 Evolves to Meet Changing Requirements

F-16 Evolves to Meet Changing Requirements

Over the course of its distinguished history, the F-16 has become the workhorse of the fighter fleet for 28 customers, demonstrating its versatility time and time again in numerous conflicts around the world. Since the first flight of the F-16 […]


 
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