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Poland orders thousand Warmate “suicide drones”

Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has signed a contract for delivery of Warmate drones to the Polish army. On 20 November Polish WB Group was awarded a PLN 100 million (USD20 million) contract for the supply of Warmate Micro Combat...

Poland starts process of acquiring new fighter jets

The Polish Ministry of National Defence (MoD) officially starts the process of acquiring a fleet of new fighter jets to replace the Soviet-designed MiG-29 and Su-22 aircraft. Polish Armament Inspectorate has announced the launch of market analysis on...

Russian Modern AEW&C Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight

The first Russian-built Beriev A-100 airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft for the  Russian Aerospace Forces made its maiden flight from the facility of Taganrog aviation scientific-technical complex (TANTK) named after G. M. Beriev on 18 November. The aircraft was...

India successfully test fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Su-30MKI fighter

Indian Air Force today successfully test fired Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet. The missile hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal. “The successful maiden test-firing of Brahmos Air Launched Cruise...

Excalibur Aerospace announces plan to test 1.2MW hybrid airborne laser for UCAV

Excalibur Aerospace announced ambitious plan to test 1.2MW conformal phased array hybrid solid-state / free-electron laser undergoing atmospheric testing and software optimisation. The experimental 1.2MW phased array hybrid solid-state laser for the Excalibur unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) will be...

V-22 Osprey of JGSDF spotted during flight trials in USA

The one of the first V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) was spotted in flight near Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center, Texas. The Japanese V-22 Osprey was spotted during series of flight trials. The...

Leonardo Starts Delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopters

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopters has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardo’s Yeovil facility...

UAE to Develop Autonomous Helicopter System Based on Russian Ka-226 Helicopter

Russian Helicopters company announced plans to take part in the joint project with United Arab Emirates (UAE) to develop the autonomous helicopter system based on Russian Ka-226 lightweight multirole helicopter. According to Algerian Mena Defense, the...