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Tamir Eshel - Jun 1, 2017<p>The Australian defense department selected AeroVironment's Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft system for use by the Australian …

France Confirms Order for Eight MRTT Tankers

Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further eight A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker …

Aerospace

A Miniature Radar Enables Smart Phones To See Through Walls

An Israeli company is developing a new 3D-imaging sensor that can see through objects and monitor the location, function and composition of multiple …

Stealth Aircraft

More JASSMs For US, Allied Air Forces

Lockheed Martin has received an additional production orders worth $302.2 million for 286 baseline and extended range variants of the Joint Air to …

Military

Scientists Plan to Print Radar With Nano Scale ‘Functional Ink’

Researchers at a Raytheon-sponsored lab at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, have developed a new "ink" that "print" tunable microwave …

Science

Qatar Confirms Order for 24 Rafales

The contract for the purchase of 24 Rafale aircraft by Qatar came into force today. Qatar joins France, Egypt and India that have ordered the Rafale. …

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

K-50 T-X, Seoul’s Contender for the USAF Future Trainer Competition

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) unveiled yesterday the improved version of its T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic trainer, the model that KAI and …

Aerospace

Germany Orders a New Batch of Boxers

Munich, Germany: The Artec company has signed a contract with OCCAR, for the production of a second batch of 131 Boxer armored personnel carriers for …

War

Poland Orders Spike Missiles to Equip Rosomak IFVs

The Polish Armament Inspectorate awarded Mesko a production contract worth over $150 million, for the delivery of 1,000 Spike anti tank guided …

Turkish UMTAS Missile Dropped From a Bayraktar Tactical Drone

A Turkish drone has successfully completed firing tests of UMTAS anti-tank missile. On the recent test the Bayraktar TB2 drone carried two missiles …

Drones

SIPRI Annual Arms Sales Report Reflects Surge in Russian Military Production | Defense Update: | Page 2

Growth of Russian arms industry’s sales continues<p>Despite difficult national economic conditions, the Russian arms industry’s sales continued to rise …

Successful Intercepts Sweeten the End of a Challenging Year for Missile Defense

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed three major missile defense tests this week, a closing accord for an ambitious test plan this year …

Indo-Israeli Barak 8 Scores Direct Hit on 1st Sea Launch

Israel’s Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) conducted today the first full system flight and intercept test of the Barak 8 …

Explosive Detection – Beyond the Gateway

Terror attacks directed at air transport have forced airport authorities worldwide to implement extensive security inspection of passengers and …

Terra – Israel’s Strategic Multi-Radar System-of-Systems for Air- and Missile-Defense from IAI

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) today unveiled the ELM-2090S Spectra ‘mega radar,’ an ‘S band’ ‘companion’ to the Ultra UHF radar system introduced …

Russian Fullback (Su-34) Marks First Combat Mission over Syria

Claiming to target ISIS, Russia conducted its first airstrikes in Syria. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, warplanes targeted eight ISIS …

Mini-Robot to Support Air Force’s Bomb Disposal Teams

The Israeli robot company Roboteam has won a prestigious contract award worth $25 million to deliver and support small, lightweight MTGR (?) …

U.S. Air Force

Invisible Drones Could Become Reality with New Meta Material

Electrical engineers at the University of California in San Diego have created a new design for a cloaking device, using an ultra-thin Teflon …

Russian Stealth Ship Killers Debut at MAKS 2015

The following photos are showing some of the new missiles on display. More photos are accessible to ‘Gold Members‘ as part of Defense-Update premium …

Spain Allocates €171 Million to Buy Four ‘Megadrones’

Spain has decided to buy four Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) drones for its air force. According to the Ministry of Defense announcement made …

11 Killed on a Colombian ELINT Plane Crash

A Colombian Air-Force ECN235 special-mission aircraft plane crashed on Friday in the north of the country, killing all 11 of those on board. The …

India Is Set to Re-Compete MMRCA!

After selecting the Rafale in a direct buy from France and scrapping the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender for 126 aircraft, India is …

U.S. Marine Corps Declares The F-35B Operational

The U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability today with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide …

MTGR Robot Joins the Polish Army

Poland has selected the MTGR to equip its ground forces with a reconnaissance robot as part of ‘Project Tarantula.’ The man-portable Mini-UGV was …

Unmanned Centaur Flies over NY State

The Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) has flown multiple unmanned flights over the State of New York, operating from Griffiss International …

The Year of the Scorpion (Jet)

The Scorpion reconnaissance and attack aircraft displayed at the Paris Air Show this week is currently on its second European tour, visiting mainland …

Israeli UAS at the Paris Air Show 2015

As a pioneer in unmanned aerial systems, Israel has been a leading supplier of such systems for military and government users since the mid-1980s. …

Business Jets as Alternative for the E-8C JSTARS

Lockheed Martin is leading an industry team that includes Raytheon and Bombardier, addressing the U.S. Air Force requirement to recapitalize and …

Schiebel’s Camcopter Sharpens its Eyes and Ears

Schiebel continues to diversify the sensor suits carried on the Camcopter S-100 unmanned small rotorcraft. In a recent demonstration the company has …