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Su-30MKI test-fires Astra

A Su-30MKI successfully test-fired an indigenous Astra air-to-air missile on Sept. 17. For more information, hit the Source below Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

DSEI 2019: Leonardo unveils new troop transport AW149

Leonardo Helicopters has showcased a new troop transport variant of its AW149 helicopter as part of efforts to target legacy medium-lift helicopter operators as existing systems go out of service. Transport loads can vary...

Lockheed Martin begins building two new weapons factories

Lockheed Martin broke ground this month on two new weapons factories in the southern US states of Alabama and Arkansas. The two-building facility in Courtland, Alabama, will assemble, integrate, and test hypersonic strike weapons,...

Russia to start building Mistral-class replacement in 2020

Russia will start building a new class of amphibious ships in 2020 to replace two French-designed Mistral-class vessels that were blocked from being delivered in 2014 by international sanctions. The Russian Ministry of Defence...

AEC outlines growth, localisation plans

Saudi Arabia’s Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) is expecting significant growth following its forthcoming acquisition by Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), the company’s President and CEO Abdulaziz Al Duailej has told Jane’s . “We are...

DSEI 2019: Miniature UAS delivers tactical snapshot

UK-based FlareBright Ltd took the opportunity at the DSEI 2019 exhibition in London to showcase its SnapShot miniature battlefield aerial imagery unmanned aerial system (UAS). FlareBright’s CEO Kelvin Hamilton told Jane’s that the instant...

India introduces defence equipment testing reforms

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has introduced guidelines to make it easier for private-sector companies to use state-owned facilities in the testing and trialling of defence equipment. The MoD said the measures –...

DSEI 2019: L3Harris Technologies reveals Falcon IV radios

L3Harris Technologies showcased new capabilities in its tactical communications product line at DSEI 2019 in London in September, including a new generation of its Falcon range of radios: Falcon IV. Brian Wenink, L3Harris Technologies...

Collins Wants to Bring Open Architecture to Military Avionics

Collins Aerospace [UTX] sees its development of what could become the aviation industry’s first FAA-certified multicore processor as providing a baseline for establishing an open architecture for the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift and...

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