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India’s DRDO conducts successful flight test of QRSAM

India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the indigenously designed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) on 3 July from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur on the country’s east coast....

USN building hangar for MQ-4 in Abu Dhabi

A posting on the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website has revealed that the U.S. Navy plans to have a hangar to house its MQ-4 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo: U.S. Navy...

SASC authorizes $1.2 billion for OA-X

U.S. Senators sitting in the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) has recommended giving the Pentagon $1.2 billion to kickstart the light attack aircraft – OA-X – program. By USA Air Force [Public domain], via...

Testing of RS-28 ICBM delayed

Russian daily Kommersant says the test-firing of the RS-28 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has been delayed till the fourth-quarter of this year. It is said that the Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant means more time to...

Chadian aircraft suffer severe storm damage

The Chadian Air Force (Force Aérienne Tchadienne [FAT]) was dealt a serious blow when much of its fleet was damaged by a storm that struck on 2 July. Hurricane-strength winds caused extensive destruction to...

Serbia fields Hemera artillery detection system

The Serbian Armed Forces is testing a new artillery sound ranging system called Hemera, which has been developed under the leadership of the Military Technical Institute (MTI) with production to be undertaken by undisclosed...

Thales optimises airborne data communications

Thales has taken the opportunity at the 2017 Paris Air Show to showcase the latest developments in its airborne communications product line. Smart Connectivity is intended to overcome the problem of increasing saturation of...

Turkey releases RFIs for UAV development

Turkey’s Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSM) released a request for information (RFI) on 29 June for the development of mini unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for reconnaissance. The RFIs are open to local companies only and...

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