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US Air Force B-2 stealth bombers conduct precision airstrike in Libya

US bombers hit Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) camps outside the city of Sirte in Libya, killing more than 100 jihadists, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told reporters. That was reported by upi.com. The stealth...
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First F-35B Lightning II fighter jets arrived in Iwakuni, Japan

F-35B Lightning II aircraft, belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni January 18, beginning the squadron’s permanent basing at the air station. According to...

Russian with Turkish Air Force to target Islamic State militants in northern Syria

Moscow and Ankara are carrying out their first joint military operation against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the Syrian province of Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced. Russia said its war planes had...

Russia claims it found Airbus drone downed in the Black Sea

Russia claims that one small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) discovered near the Black Sea in the vicinity of Anapa. "On Sunday, in the region of the Blagoveshchenskaya spit near the coast was discovered and raised by  Airbus...

Polish DEDAL troop parachutes adopted for use by Ukrainian Armed Forces

The Polish DEDAL air assault parachute is designed for training jumps and combat deployment, was adopted for service by Ukrainian Armed Forces. That was reported by Head of Communications and Press Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Colonel...

Poland completes overhaul of Senegal’s Mi-24 attack helicopter

Polish company Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr 1 S.A. (Military Aviation Works No. 1) has confirmed that conducts maintenance, repair, overhaul Mi-24 attack helicopters for Senegalese Air Defence. Last week WZL-1 had an honour to host a visit of...
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BAE Systems developing new LDAL system to spy on enemies from space

BAE Systems is developing a Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL), a new type of directed energy laser and lens system designed to improve commanders’ ability to observe adversaries’ activities over much greater distances in...

Russia to refurbish Il-78 refuelling tanker aircraft for Pakistan Air Force

A Pakistan Air Force Ilyushin Il-78 air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft are will be refurbished at the Russian 360th Aircraft Repair Plant in Ryazan. The Pakistan Air Force has signed an agreement with JSC Rosoboronexport and 360th Aircraft...

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Russia unveils new T-90M «Proryv-3» main battle tank

Russia has unveiled the latest version of the Russian T-90 main battle tank called T-90M «Proryv-3». That was reported Russian military expert Alexei Khlopotov. The T-90M...

Leonardo to develop new attack helicopter for Italian Army

Italy defence technologies group Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced the agreement of the develop and produce a replacement for the Italian Army’s A129 attack helicopters. The multiyear contract for...
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JAS-39 Gripen of Royal Thai Air Force crashes during air show, pilot killed

A JAS-39 Gripen fighter jet of Royal Thai Air Force crashed during a Children's Day air show in Hat Yai, Songkhla province, on Saturday. The pilot...