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BAE Systems profits as governments splurge on military

British military equipment maker BAE Systems said Thursday that its annual net profit shot higher on rising military budgets around the world. Profit after tax rallied almost 50 percent to about £1.5 billion ($1.3...

Thailand to buy one JAS-39C/D in 2023

The Royal Thai Air Force has published its new 10-year white paper and it was disclosed that the service will procure a JAS-39C/D fighter in 2023. The single airframe is expected to replace the...

New Iranian missile reported to be loitering SAM

The previously undocumented type of missile found on two dhows carrying Iranian weapons to the Houthi rebels in Yemen are surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) that loiter in an area searching for a target, according to...

nEUROn UCAV informing FCAS/SCAF development

France is using the pan-European nEUROn unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator to progress the Future Combat Air System (FCAS)/Système de Combat Aérien Futur (SCAF) programme that it is developing with Germany and...

DDG 1000 testing awaits validation test on SDTS

The US Navy (USN) will conduct a critical engineering validation test on its Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) next month which, if successful, will pave the way for the resumption of live fire testing...

Thailand sets out aircraft procurement plans

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has set out medium- and longer-term procurement plans that include the purchase of new combat, transport, VVIP/VIP, trainer and unmanned aircraft types, as well as new helicopters. In...

DARPA touts ‘Gunslinger’ missile/gun combo

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is proposing development of an air-launched missile coupled with a gun to address counter insurgency (COIN) operations, close air support (CAS) and air-to-air engagement mission sets....

Raymond OKs New Vision For Secure Battlefield Comms

“Adversaries understand the advantage SATCOM brings our warfighters and are working to deny, degrade, and destroy these capabilities,” says the new strategy, released today. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Air)

Air Force Funds Hosted Payloads On Japan Sats

The QZSS Hosted Payloads are seen as a pathfinder to improving US and allied cooperation in tracking adversary satellites and dangerous space junk. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Air)

PHASA-35 has flown for the first time

BAE Systems has completed the maiden flight of its PHASA-35 unmanned air vehicle. The 35m wingspan solar-electric aircraft took to the air at RAAF Woomera Test Range in South Australia. Funded by Britain’s Defence...

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