Friday, January 22, 2021

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DARPA’s air-recoverable Gremlins drone completes third test

U.S. aerospace contractor Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, has reported that the X-61A Gremlins demonstration system successfully completed a third test flight series. Dynetics says the vehicle system has totaled seven flight hours during the month of...

German Bundeswehr awards contract to Iveco for 1048 military trucks

The defense arm of Iveco has announced that German Bundeswehr has contracted Iveco Defence Vehicles to supply the 1048 military Trakker trucks. Italian vehicle manufacturer reported that BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support)...

Russian pilot claims Su-57 fighter jet can beat F-35

Former Russian test pilot Magomed Tolboyev told reporters that Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet (NATO nickname Felon) has more of a likelihood of gaining the initiative early on and winning in a one-on-one dogfight with U.S. F-35 Lightning...

U.S. Army repainting its military vehicles with green paint for camouflage

U.S. Army repainting its military vehicles with a woodland green paint scheme appropriate for the Europian region. The dozens of military vehicles were re-painted to a camouflage scheme more appropriate for its new surroundings. The vehicles are part...

Ukrainian startup develops low-cost drone interceptor

Kyiv-based startup developing low-cost counter-drone technologies to create an unmanned aircraft system to track a target in flight and plot a kinetic impact. The startup plans to counter the increasing dangers presented by adversaries’ small, unmanned aircraft systems,...

U.S. Air Force seriously discusses F-16 order

Last week, U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a 10-year contract for the maintenance of F-16 fighter aircraft but later some sources reported that the service also is considering buying new fourth-generation fighter aircraft. Aviation Week was the...

U.S. Army paratroopers hold emergency deployment readiness exercise in Germany

On Jan. 21, the U.S. Army announced that U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade performed Airborne Operations from Ramstein Air Base to Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwoehr Training Area as...

Pentagon: Boeing gets $2,1 billion for additional KC-46 refueling tankers

The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday that Boeing has been awarded a $2,1 modification to a previous contract for Lot 7 production KC-46 aircraft. Boeing Co. has been contracted to build additional 15 KC-46A refueling tankers, according...

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U.S. Air Force seriously discusses F-16 order

Last week, U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a 10-year contract for the maintenance of F-16 fighter aircraft but later some sources reported that...

Russian pilot claims Su-57 fighter jet can beat F-35

Former Russian test pilot Magomed Tolboyev told reporters that Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet (NATO nickname Felon) has more of a likelihood of gaining the...

Ukrainian startup develops low-cost drone interceptor

Kyiv-based startup developing low-cost counter-drone technologies to create an unmanned aircraft system to track a target in flight and plot a kinetic impact. The startup...

U.S. Army repainting its military vehicles with green paint for camouflage

U.S. Army repainting its military vehicles with a woodland green paint scheme appropriate for the Europian region. The dozens of military vehicles were re-painted to...