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During an airdrop on a military base in Hohenfels, Germany, three HMMWV’s somehow detached from their parachutes and crashed into a million pieces, The Tactical Air Network reports. The reaction from the soldiers filming, though, is absolutely priceless. “The 173rd Airborne Brigade forgot how to Airborne” says U.S. Army WTF...
The concept of stealth fighter F-15J for the Japanese Air Force. The aircraft features many advanced technologies and systems including semi- stealth capability, conformal fuel tanks, and enclosed weapons pods.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated the procurement of a fresh lot of 40 additional Su-30MKI air dominance fighters at an estimated $75 million apiece, reliable diplomatic sources disclosed to Arming India. The procurement is being taken up as a follow-on order to the 222 Su-30MKI fighters already contracted...
The B-1R is a proposed upgrade of existing B-1B aircraft. The B-1R (R for "regional") would be fitted with advanced radars, air-to-air missiles, and new Pratt & Whitney F119 engines. This variant would have a top speed of Mach 2.2, but with 20% less range. Existing external hardpoints would be...
Russia deploys reinforcements to to Syria. Up to four Su-35s are now believed to have joined the four Su-30SMs,  already present at Hmeemeem/Bassel al-Assad IAP, Lattakia Governorate. As the leader of a group of fighters Su-35S acts board "05" Red RF-95815, followed by "06" Red RF-95816, "04" and the red "03" red...
The B-52H Ghostrider subsonic heavy bomber  being brought back into service from retirement by the US Air Force to replace aircraft lost from a fire in 2014. The first B-52H Stratofortress to be resurrected from long-term storage at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) to rejoin the active strategic...
Lockheed Martin has unveiled its concept of next-generation wing-body tanker aircraft for refuel fighters like the F-22 and F-35. That was reported by Graham Warwick. The concept of new stealth tanker aircraft was displayed for the first time at AIAA SciTech Forum. Lockheed has already begun wind-tunnel testing on a...
Japanese Mitsubishi ATD-X Shinshin stealth fighter aircraft ready for first flight. The ATD-X, known in Japan as Shinshin, meaning "spirit of the heart," is a research prototype being used to determine whether domestic technologies for a fifth-generation fighter are viable. If successful, the ATD-X will undergo further development and modifications...

Military company Blackwater’s founder plans to build new bases in China

Military company Blackwater's founder plans to build new bases in China, a move to support the One Belt and One Road initiative. Frontier Services Group...

Security Service of Ukraine received first SandCat Armored Vehicles

The Security Service of Ukraine has received and operationalised a first SandCat Armored Vehicles developed by Israek's Plasan defence company. The first SandCat Armored Vehicle was spotted during festivities...

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Saudi Arabia orders 300 Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles

Saudi Arabia has signed a contract for the acquisition of 300 of the newest Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial long-haul vehicles Wing Loong II...

Ukraine to develop new light strike aircraft

On 15 March Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine's defense enterprises would soon create a new light strike aircraft to replace the Soviet-made...