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Turkish-backed counterattack fails in Idlib

Russian airstrikes appear to have helped repel a rebel counterattack in Syria’s Idlib province that had extensive Turkish military support. The assault on Al-Nayrab on 20 February involved rebels equipped with Turkish-supplied M113 and...

Houthis claim long-range attack on Yanbu

The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) announced on 21 February that it had attacked the Aramco oil company and other important facilities in the Red Sea port of Yanbu using a long-range ballistic...

USAF begins Grey Wolf operational testing

The US Air Force (USAF) has begun operational testing of the Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter, ahead of the type’s arrival into service later in December. The service announced on 19 February that the...

Portugal adds VTOL UAS capability to OPVs

The Portuguese Navy is introducing a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating capability to its Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the service has told Jane’s . The four...

Airbus makes Tranche 3 Eurofighter offer to Colombia

Airbus Defence & Space (DS) has formally offered the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft to the Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana: FAC) to replace its ageing fleet of Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) Kfirs. Iván...

Sikorsky reduces rotor part count in coaxial S-97 Raider

Sikorsky believes the lower rotor part count in its coaxial rotor S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter compared to legacy UH-60 Black Hawk utility aircraft will result in lower acquisition and lifecycle costs. Tim...

Latvia takes delivery of new Spike missile variants

The Latvian National Armed Forces have begun to take delivery of initial consignments of Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Spike precision-guided tactical missiles under the provisions of a EUR108 million ((USD133 million) contract signed between...

DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium 2020

Our 2nd DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium will emphasize the continued need to develop American hypersonic technologies and leverage these technologies to achieve U.S. National Security goals. Hypersonic Missiles and Glide Vehicles have the potential...

Space Force Wants $5B For Anti-Jam Satcoms

PTS is not a satellite per se, rather it is envisioned as a payload that could be carried by US military, commercial or even allied satellites. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Air)

Original North American Aviation drawings saved

A large amount of aircraft drawings made by North American Aviation are being preserved and put online by AirCorps Aviation. United States Air Force / Public domain Those drawings are for warbirds such as...

Hyten: All Domain Drives Requirements Shakeup

“The JROC tended to be a receiver of requirements from services, not a generator of requirements for the services to meet,” Gen. Hyten said. “That’s not what was intended by Congress.” …read more Read...

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