Friday, March 1, 2024

Colton Jones

Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

VIDEO: Failed launch of Patriot PAC-2 missiles in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia said its air defences destroyed seven ballistic missiles late Sunday, fired from neighboring Yemen and targeting at least four Saudi cities including the capital, Riyadh. The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news website quoted Col. Turki al-Maliki, a...

Turkey uses new signals intelligence unmanned aerial vehicles in Syria

Turkish source confirmed that new intelligence-gathering unmanned aerial vehicles, known as the Anka-I, to have been used during the Turkish military operation in Syrian Afrin, codenamed "Operation Olive Branch". But Turkish officials said that new Anka-I unmanned aerial vehicle has only started tests at...

Turkish T129 attack helicopters takes part in Pakistan’s military parade

A formation of three T129 ATAK multirole attack helicopters took part in a military parade during Pakistan Day celebrating. Three new T129 ATAK helicopters of Turkish Armed Forces presented performance during the “Pakistan Day” parade in Islamabad. The T129 multirole...

U.S. Army ordered 16 Additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has received a contract valued at approximately $116 million to deliver 16 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army.  The contract is the company’s second this year, highlighting the U.S. Army’s confidence and growth...

Leap-ahead technology to increase soldier readiness in future battles

For Soldiers, survival depends on out-maneuvering the enemy. While the Army's current fleet of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and aircraft can protect Soldiers against near-peer threats, these vehicles lack the critical technologies to maintain tactical overmatch in...

EUCOM commander discusses counteracting Russian disinformation

Russia is using all aspects of government power to overthrow the existing international rules-based infrastructure and especially trying to subvert NATO, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said during a roundtable with reporters at the Pentagon Thursday. That was...

Australia is procuring artillery ammunition from Rheinmetall

Australia is procuring artillery ammunition from Rheinmetall. Under its “Land 17 Phase 1C.2 Future Artillery Ammunition” project, the Australian Defence Force will soon be taking delivery of various projectile types from the Rheinmetall Assegai family as well...

BAE Systems to provide U.S. Army with new night vision goggles and thermal weapon sights

The U.S. Army has placed two orders totaling $97 million for BAE Systems to provide new night vision goggles and thermal weapon sights, which together will enable soldiers to rapidly and covertly acquire targets in all weather...