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Japan to join Artemis program

Japan has decided that it will join the American-lead Artemis program to return humans to the moon. NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The local government gave reasons such as diplomacy and security, international...

Turkish Navy receives first armed Anka UAVs

The Turkish Navy received its first three Turkish Aerospace-made Anka armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including one with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) announced on its website and...

Russia’s Ka-52M combat helicopter to receive AESA radar

Russia’s new Ka-52M combat helicopter will receive new targeting sensors instead of upgraded versions of present systems. The new V006 Rezets (Cutter) active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar is being developed by the St...

Bell plans V-280 autonomy demonstration in 2019

Key Points Bell is planning an autonomy demonstration with its V-280 later this year where it will perform a set of tasks with no human involved, other than a safety pilot The company is...

Czech Army forms UAV battalion

The Czech Army will have a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) battalion from the beginning of 2020, which President Miloš Zeman said in a speech to Czech officers on 15 October would be equipped...

US completes operational transition from P-3C to P-8A

The US Navy (USN) has completed its operational transition from the Lockheed P-3C Orion to the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, the service has announced. The final deployment for the P-3C concluded on...

US–India defence trade set to reach USD18 billion

The value of bilateral defence trade between the United States and India is on track to reach USD18 billion later this year, according to Ellen Lord, US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and...

Final active duty deployment of USN P-3C ends

191010-N-HC646-0070 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Oct. 10, 2019) Navy Region Northwest Fire and Emergency Services Battalion Three sprays arches of water as a P-3C Orion taxis the flight line onboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island...

Official welcome ceremony for 158 FW’s F-35A

Air Force Col. David Smith, commander of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, Air Force Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of...

South Korea cleared to buy 120 AIM-120C-7/C-8 missiles

A Foreign Military Sale to South Korea for 120 AIM-120C-7/C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) has been approved by the Trump administration. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Victoria Baldwin-King, 20th Aircraft Maintenance...

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