Sunday, March 3, 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.

Maiden flight for first South Korean F-35 aircraft

On 19 March, the first 5th generation, stealth F-35 aircraft destined to the Republic of  Korea Air Force made its maiden flight at Lockheed Martin Ft. Worth facility, Texas. The Republic of Korea is faced with a growing...

Reuters: USA makes it easier to export drones to allies and partners

Reuters reported that President Donald Trump will soon make it easier to export some types of lethal U.S.-made drones to potentially dozens more allies and partners. Trump is expected to ease rules for such foreign sales under a long-delayed...

Kuwait, Ukraine sign agreement for military & security cooperation

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held talks with First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on 19 March. The parties noted the availability of all necessary prerequisites for the...

Lockheed Martin’s long range anti-ship missile marks sixth successful flight mission

Lockheed Martin successfully tested a production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber. During the test, a B-1B from the 337th Test Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, launched a LRASM over...

Israel to purchase hundreds of Eitan armored fighting vehicles

The Israeli Ministerial Committee on Security Affairs approved the plan to purchase hundreds of Eitan armored fighting vehicles, developed by IAI, IMI and Rafael, said in announcing by Israeli Defense Ministry. Starting in 2020, the eight-wheeled, lightweight Eitan vehicle will...

Rosoboronexport to present Russian naval armaments at DIMDEX 2018

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is organizing Russia’s exhibit at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition DIMDEX 2018, which will be held in Doha (Qatar) on March 12-14, 2018. The exhibition will also be attended by...

One of leading defence exhibition in MENA region opens in Baghdad

The sixth edition of International Defense Exhibition (IQDEX-2018) opened in Baghdad, Iraq.  The four-day exhibition holds on the spot of Baghdad International Fair in the west-central part of the capital, with the participation of 18 countries and more...

Boeing begins testing its prototype unmanned tanker designed for U.S. Navy

Boeing has begun ground tests of its prototype unmanned tanker designed for the U.S. Navy's MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned Carrier Aviation Air System (UCAAS) competition, according to Aviation Week. The T-1 prototype of new unmanned carrier-based tanker aircraft aslo named the MQ-25 Stingray, began the...