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Pantsir-S1M will be able to deal with all types of drones

Russia’s combat experience in Syria is helping shape the upgrade of the Pantsir-S1 self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems. Mil.ru [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons High Precision Systems holding company’s deputy CEO for foreign...

Dynetics wins HEL TVD contract

The U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator (HEL TVD) program has a winner. Dynetics has secured the $130 million contract to build and test the 100-kilowatt class laser weapon system. Graphic: Dynetics...

Boeing offered Super Hornet Block III fighters to Canada

According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the politically charged competition to replace Canada’s aging fleet of fighter jets will rocket forward at the end of May as the federal government releases a long-anticipated, full-fledged...

India hands over two Mi-35s to Afghanistan

The Afghan Ministry of Defense has accepted two Mi-35 attack helicopters donated by India. The rotorcraft came from Belarus. Photo: Afghan Ministry of Defense Two more Mi-35s are to follow later. For more information,...

Russia has found a way to deal with CAATSA

Thanks to Sharon for helping with the translation. A new decree by Russia may help foreign countries who buy weapons of Russian-origin circumnavigate the restricts imposed by the U.S. Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions...

Morocco to acquire AH-64s within 2 years

Moroccan news outlet Le360 has an update on Morocco’s bid to buy the AH-64 attack helicopter. The report says the African state will acquire the helicopters within the next two years. By Sgt. Jesse...

China may develop maritime patrol variant of MA60

The Xian MA60 turboprop airliner might be developed into a maritime patrol variant, Global Times reports. Montague Smith [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is soliciting...

Gundam and Char’s Zaku to orbit Earth

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Tokyo University Graduate School of Engineering’s Aerospace Engineering department will be working together to send models of the original Gundam and Char’s Zaku from the Mobile...

Vought F4U-7 damaged after failed takeoff

A Vought F4U-7 that once participated in the NBC series Baa Baa Black Sheep was damaged after it failed to takeoff at Jerome County Airport on May 14. The pilot escaped with minor injuries....

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