Dylan Malyasov

Dylan Malyasov

U.S. defense journalist and commentator. Formerly at the Military Informant and Jane's Defence Weekly. Aviation photographer.

Dylan leads Defence Blog's coverage of global military news, focusing on engineering and technology across the U.S. defense industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

Born in Arequipa, Peru and educated in Kyiv, Ukraine, he graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist.

E-mail: [email protected]

U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder awarded $1.5B contract for construction of LPD 31

America’s largest military shipbuilding company, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Friday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $1.5 billion fixed-price-incentive modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of the detail design and construction of amphibious transport dock LPD 31. The ship will be the 15th in the San Antonio class and the second Flight...

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U.S. Marines follow Air Force and awards contract for Centaur robots

FLIR Systems, Inc., a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions, announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has followed Air Force and ordered more than 140 of the company’s Centaur unmanned ground vehicles (UGV). The $18.6 million contract is sourced through the Dept. of Defense Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) program. Earlier...

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Sierra Nevada Corporation shares video of hypersonic engine test

Sierra Nevada Corporation, one of America’s fastest growing companies, has shared footage from the test of the new hypersonic engine, advancing to the next phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Operational Fires (OpFires) program. The goal of the OpFires program is to develop and demonstrate a novel ground-launched system enabling hypersonic boost glide weapons to...

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U.S. Navy taps Boeing for three additional MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft

U.S. defense contractor Boeing said on Thursday it had got a new order for three additional MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft to the U.S. Navy. “We’re honored to have the Navy’s confidence in our system design and performance that is evident from this additional order,” said Dave Bujold, Boeing’s MQ-25 program director. “This order establishes uninterrupted production of...

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China reportedly tested its new maritime helicopter, copy of U.S. Navy’s Seahawk

Chinese media has reported images showing a new variant of the Z-20 10 ton-class medium-lift utility helicopter produced by the Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG). A navalized, anti-submarine warfare variant of the new Z-20 helicopter based at a reverse-engineered and improved variant of the U.S. made S-70C-2 helicopter of which has been used by the People's Liberation Army since 1984. The...

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Ukrainian tank spotted at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

A satellite image has recently emerged on military online forums showing what appears to be Soviet-era T-72 main battle tanks at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds, one of the largest military installations in the world. The military expert from Nowa Technika Wojskowa, Damian Ratka drew attention that the Ukrainian T-80U also stood in line with Soviet main battle tanks. ”Well...

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