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DVD 2018: Supacat unveils HMT 600 Coyote fitted with AUDS

UK companies Supacat and Chess Dynamics displayed the former’s HMT 600 Coyote tactical support vehicle in the counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) role fitted with the latter’s Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) at DVD 2018, held...

Serbia confirms procurement of Chinese UAVs

Serbian Deputy Defence Minister Nenad Miloradovic on 17 September confirmed that Serbia will buy unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) from China. Miloradovic made his statement, broadcast by the Tanjug state news agency, in Beijing...

Aid To Israel Isn’t Foreign Aid; It’s An Investment

Israel faces increasingly tight restrictions on its Foreign Military Financing from the U.S., as Breaking D readers know. In the past, when the US provided Israeli with grants under the Foreign Military Financing (FMF)...

DoD wants parallels between USAF, commercial maintenance

Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan would like to benchmark aircraft maintenance performance of the US Air Force against commercial operators conducting similar work. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Raytheon pitches USAF on F-35A auto-landing system

After successfully integrating its Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) on F-35B fighters and a growing number of US Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships, Raytheon is pitching a modified version of...

MiG-31 crashes

A Russian MiG-31 has crashed shortly after take-off in the central Russian region of Nizhny Novgorod on Sept. 19. Both crew members ejected safely. Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

MQ-9 scores first air-to-air kill

The MQ-9 has made its first air-to-air kill by shooting down another drone using a heat-seeking missile in a test. By U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The...

Damen, Saab compete for Brazilian corvette project

The Dutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Swedish major Saab have formed the Damen Saab Tamandaré consortium to compete to build four Tamandaré-class multi-purpose ships for the Brazilian Navy in a proposal that...

SKASaC takes final bow ahead of retirement

The UK Royal Navy (RN) is preparing to retire its last Sea King ASaC.7 (SKASaC) helicopters, bringing to an end the Sea King’s near 50-year career in UK military service. Two of the remaining...

AAD 2018: CSOC reveals details of armed USV concept

Officials from Chinese state-owned shipbuilder China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company (CSOC) have revealed technical specifications of a concept for a new 20-tonne armed unmanned surface vessel (USV) it is showcasing at the Africa...

German exports to Middle East countries revealed

The German government has authorised the sale of counter-battery radars to Saudi Arabia, air defence systems to Egypt, long-range air-to-air missiles to Qatar, and anti-tank weapons to Jordan, the German newspaper Rheinische Post reported...

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