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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 …

Military

Japan and UK to jointly develop new air-to-air missile

Nikkei Asia Review reported that Japan will team with the U.K. to develop a new air-to-air missile for use on Japan’s F-35A stealth multirole …

Military

Poland to acquire additional Odra mobile medium range surveillance radars

The Polish Defence Forces to acquire additional NUR-15M (TRS-15M) Odra <b></b>mobile medium range surveillance radars.<p>Polish army to sign a new contract with …

Military

Poland starts process to acquire new fighter jets

The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) officially starts the process to acquire a fleet of new fighter jets to replace Soviet-designed MiG-29 and Su-22 …

Aerospace

National Guard of Russia receives first ‘Patrol’ armored vehicles

The National Guard of the Russian Federation announced on 23 November that it had received its first batch of ten ‘Patrol’ armored vehicles.<p>In …

Military

Ukraine to supply T-72 main battle tanks spare parts to Europian country

SpetsTechnoExport company signed a contract for the delivery of T-72 main battle tanks spare parts to an unnamed Europian country, the Ukrainian …

Ukraine

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 …

Geopolitics

OSCE observed the military convoy moving in the direction of Luhansk city in Ukraine

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has spotted a military column entering the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk.<p>21 November, OSCE …

Ukraine

U.S. Navy Grumman C-2 Greyhound crashes in Philippine Sea

<b>A United States Navy Grumman C-2 Greyhound aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa at approximately 2:45</b> …

Military

US Department of State approves possible sale of Javelin missiles to Georgia

The US Department of State has approved a possible USD75 million Foreign Military Sale of Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missile to Georgia, the US …

Military

USS Coronado departs U.S 7th Fleet after successful Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment

The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Nov 21 after supporting theater security …

Military

Israel-made unmanned aerial vehicle crashes while take-off in India

An Israel-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operated by the Indian Southern Naval Command in Kochi crashed on Tuesday, 21 November.<p>The IAI Searcher …

Drones

Poland orders thousands Warmate “suicide drones”

Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has signed a contract for delivery of Warmate drones to the Polish army.<p>On 20 November Polish WB Group was …

Drones

South Korea decided to launch mass production of M-SAM missile interceptor system

A South Korea’s military has decided to launch mass production of M-SAM missile interceptor system to target North Korea’s operational ballistic …

Military

British and US Soldiers to Test 4x4s Vehicle with Xbox-style Controllers

The UK has been working with the US military on autonomous resupply, providing a glimpse into the future of getting much-needed supplies to the front …

War

U.S. military to strengthen presence in Europe

On 14 November, the US House of Representatives passed a compromise defence policy bill covering $692 billion in military spending for fiscal year …

War

Unknown photo of Ukrainian “secret” tank is published

In Russian social media was released unknown photo of “secret” Ukrainian tank project, called “Nota”.<p>A new photo of “Nota” showed a front view of the …

Military

Otokar submits proposal for mass production of Altay tank

Otokar has said it has submitted a proposal to Turkey’s defense authorities to bid in a tender for the mass production of the country’s indigenous …

Indigenous Peoples

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 …

Aerospace

Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering starts testing Barys 8×8 wheeled armored vehicle

“Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering” LLP, one of the largest company in Central Asia producing advanced armored wheeled vehicles, has started testing …

Central Asia

Syrian militants destroyed Russia-made T-90 near of Abu Kamal

The militants of the Islamic State group destroyed the T-90 main battle tank of the Syrian army and more than ten servicemen during the fighting near …

Islamic State (ISIS)

South Korea received second secret intelligence aircraft

The new signals intelligence aircraft based on the Falcon 2000 business jet was spotted in South Korea.<p>According to the local media, this is second …

South Korea

More than half of the German’s Leopard 2 main battle tanks are unfit for service

More than half of the Leopard 2 main battle tanks of the Bundeswehr are not operational. According to the Defence Ministry report, of the 244 Leopard …

War

Milipol 2017: Meprolight launches a unique multi-spectral weapon sight

Meprolight Ltd. – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, …

Gear & Gadgets

UAE announces the upgrade of their Mirage 2000-9 fleet

During the Dubai Airshow, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed forces have announced their intention to sign a contract for the upgrade of their …

Military

Russia rolls out Tu-160M2 new supersonic strategic bomber

The first of Russia’s new production Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack supersonic strategic bomber for the Russian Aerospace Force was rolled out from the …

Aerospace

UAE-based Calidus showcases new B-250 light attack aircraft

Calidus LLC is an industrial machinery and equipment company located in Abu Dhabi, has unveiled new B-250 light attack aircraft during Dubai Airshow …

Aerospace

Antonov expects to garner interest from Middle East countries

The Ukrainian state-owned aircraft manufacturer Antonov, which part of the UkrOboronProm concern, has successfully displayed the concepts and newly …

Middle East

M-346FA light fighter aircraft makes Dubai Airshow debut

The M-346FA (Fighter Attack) fighter variant of the advanced Italian trainer jet made its debut at Dubai Aishow 2017.<p>The new variant is designed to …

Military