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US Army Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) TLS-Echelons Above Brigade System, 30 September 2020 0

US Army Wants Electronic Jammer Weapon With Missile Defense Capabilities

Tuesday for a vehicle-mounted electronic jamming system that will uniquely have the ability to jam incoming projectiles, fouling their targeting in the moments before impact. At the Army’s CEMAlite conference on Tuesday, three Army...

China Air Force (PLAAF) subsonic H-20 stealth bomber, 20 November 2020 0

China’s new stealth bomber H-20 will allow it to make ‘truly intercontinental’ strikes, report says

China’s subsonic H-20 stealth bomber will give the country a “truly intercontinental” capacity expanding its reach far beyond the country’s seaboard, according to a report by a leading think tank. The bomber is still...

USAF F-35, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont ANG, 22 May 2020 0

U.S. arms sales to UAE draw fire from 29 rights groups

Twenty-nine arms control and human rights organizations have signed a letter opposing the sale of $23 billion worth of missiles, fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates and asking the U.S. Congress...

Nigerian Air Force A-29 Super Tucano, 30 November 2020 0

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) A-29 Super Tucano project on course for delivery as scheduled

The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to media reports insinuating that the subsisting contractual agreement between the Nigerian Government and the United States of America (USA) for the supply...

European Space Agency (ESA) SEOSAT-Ingenio 0

Science SEOSAT-Ingenio’s lost promise for Earth observation

Spain’s satellite, the SEOSAT-Ingenio, was billed as the latest in high resolution land imaging technology. Originally, we presented what it would have done. But its launch vehicle, a Vega rocket called VV17, failed. The...

Nigerian Air Force L-39ZA (NAF-354), 27 November 2020 0

CAS Inspects ongoing in-Country Reactivation of L-39ZA, Reiterates Commitment to Ensuring Protection of Nigeria’s Airspace

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the ongoing in-country Life Extension Programme (LEP) on 3 L-39ZA aircraft at the 403...

USAF Capt Wesley Reid prepares for a mission at Andravida AB in Greece 0

Want to be a fighter pilot? Here’s what you’ll need on your application

In this video, US Air Force Maj. Justin “Hasard” Lee breaks down what requirements you’ll need to meet in order to pursue a career as a fighter pilot in jets like the F-15 Eagle,...

U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet(203) 0

Pentagon Reveals USN F/A-18F Super Hornet Fighters Patrolling Middle East With Stealth-Spotting Infrared Sensors

Photos recently posted by the US Navy show its F/A-18F Super Hornets deployed to the Middle East are now carrying new infrared sensor pods capable of spotting stealth aircraft. An advanced infrared targeting pod...

Maldivian National Defence Force (MNDF) Do-228 Maritime Surveillance aircraft 0

India Hands Over Surveillance Aircraft to Maldives Amid Strategic Tussle with China

The requirement for a Dornier Maritime Surveillance aircraft was raised during the visit of former President Abdulla Yameen to India in 2016. While it could not get implemented earlier, the present Ibrahim Solih government...

Israeli New Air Force One Boeing 767-300ER 0

Israeli Netanyahu’s controversial new ‘Air Force One’

Long delayed and over budget, Israel’s PM was about to receive a VIP-configured Boeing 767 to fly him around the world. Fearing criticism amid an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the plane...