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Russia conducts first flight of Altius-U UAV

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) showed video footage of the first flight of the Altius-U unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on social media on 20 August. The MoD reported that the 32-minute flight was...

Taiwan’s Cloud Leopard II M2 prototype breaks cover

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) showcased a prototype of the next-generation 8×8 Cloud Leopard II armoured vehicle development in public for the first time at the 2019 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition...

Taiwan has developed sea-borne UAV based on Albatross

Taiwan has developed a sea-borne unmanned air vehicle for naval ships and the product was almost put on display at the recent Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition, Up Media reports. 玄史生 [Public domain],...

Boeing upgrades special operations’ unique helicopter

U.S. aerospace giant Boeing is upgrading the fleet of unique helicopters that used for special operations in the United States Army under the Mission Enhanced Little Bird (MELB) program. The SOF-unique helicopter, called the...

Chinese JH-7s carried out mock attack on JMSDF vessels

Kyodo has reported that Chinese JH-7 fighter-bombers carried out mock attack on two Japan Maritime Self-Defense force vessels Dmitriy Pichugin [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons The incident took place near a...

Japan formally approve purchase of 42 F-35Bs

Japan’s Ministry of Defense has given the green light to purchase 42 F-35B fighters. Sgt. 1st Class MilagrosLaura Laura [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons According to Asahi Shimbun, each aircraft is expected to costs...

Boeing completes RNZAF P-3K2 Orion UWISR upgrade

Boeing has completed the underwater intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (UWISR) upgrade of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF’s) six-strong P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) fleet. Awarded by the New Zealand Ministry of...

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