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Indonesia orders 8 H225Ms

The Indonesian Air Force has ordered eight additional H225M helicopters. Photo: Airbus They will delivered to PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI) in Bandung for reassembly, mission equipment outfitting and customization. Indonesia will eventually have...

Israel to receive additional AIM-9X missiles worth $9.2M

Israel has purchased Raytheon’s AIM-9X Block II tactical missiles for $9.2 million, the Israel Defense website reported. Citing a report by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Israel Defense website reported that Raytheon...

Ukraine orders Turkish unmanned combat aerial vehicles

Ukraine’s state-owned defense exports and industry agency Ukrspecexport signed a contract for the procurement of six Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles from the Turkish company Baykar Makina. On 12 January Ukrainian President Petro...

Converting merchant ships into missile carriers

An article published by the U.S. Naval Institute suggests the U.S. Navy look at the option of converting merchant ships into missile carriers. English: Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Pinneo, U.S. Coast Guard [Public...

BriteCloud being integrated on RAF Eurofighter

The Royal Air Force intends to integrate the Leonardo BriteCloud expendable active decoy (EAD) into service on its Eurofighter fleet. By Selex ES [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Jane’s says a contract notice...

Israel halts F-16 sale to Croatia

Israel’s government has abandoned a plan to sell surplus Lockheed Martin F-16s to Croatia, as the Middle Eastern country could not obtain approval from the USA to transfer the second-hand fighters fitted with Israeli...

U.S. Air Force deploys B-2 Spirit bombers to Hawaii

The U.S. Air Force announced deployed of three B-2 Spirit bombers and more than 200 Airmen at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission....

Azerbaijan unveils SkyStriker loitering munitions

State Border Service of Azerbaijan has unveiled recently received a batch of SkyStriker fully autonomous loitering munitions systems capable of long-range precise tactical strikes. According to the AZERI DEFENCE, the new weapon and equipment...

Indonesian Air Force orders eight additional H225M helicopters

The Indonesian Air Force has ordered eight additional twin-engine multirole H225M helicopters as part of the country’s fleet-strengthening initiative for a combat search and rescue-capable fleet. Under the agreement between the Indonesian Ministry of...

French Navy received its first Rafale F3-R

French Navy received its first Rafale jet fighter upgraded to the F3-R carrier version standard, according to defenseworld.net. The aircraft will be part of Flotilla 11F, the first unit to be armed by this...

12 Moments Of Truth For Army Modernization In 2019

WASHINGTON: At least a dozen major Army weapons programs face big decisions in 2019. The service will launch a competition for new armored vehicles; award development contracts for scout aircraft and helicopter engines; conduct...

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