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UK signs for Drone Dome C-UAS system

The United Kingdom has procured the Israeli-developed Drone Dome counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS), manufacturer Rafael confirmed to Jane’s on 13 August. The selection of the Drone Dome comes eight months after it was demonstrated...

Iran unveils new anti-ship ballistic missile

Iran on Aug. 13 unveiled a new anti-ship ballistic missile dubbed Fateh Mobin. The new weapon is based on the existing Fateh 110 missile. Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

APG-83 mated onto USMC F/A-18C

Northrop Grumman has performed a successful integration of its AP-83 radar onto a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C at MCAS Miramar. Photo: Northrup Grumman The AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) has been selected by...

Air Force Awards Contract for New Tech to Combat Laser Attacks

The Air Force last Friday awarded UES Inc., a Dayton, Ohio-based science-and-technology firm, a $49.1 million contract to develop new technologies to help counter laser attacks against its aircraft. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for...

Black Hawk deal could lift Latvian military

Latvia could advance its armed forces modernisation programme via a four-aircraft purchase of Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters, after the US Department of State gave its approval to a potential deal. …read more...

China Claims First successful Test of Hypersonic Aircraft

China has successfully developed and tested a cutting-edge waverider hypersonic aircraft, according to the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics in Beijing. The academy, part of the State-owned space contractor China Aerospace Science and Technology...

Bundeswehr orders rotary-wing UAV for K130 corvette

The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support, announced on 9 August that it had signed a contract at the beginning...

Patria appoints new business development officer

Patria has created the role of chief business development officer (CBDO) as part of its new business strategy. The role will be supported by the appointment of new leads for the company’s land and...

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