Defense

Boeing inks $477M defense deal

On October 13, 2020, Boeing announced receiving a $477 million contract from United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for supplies, supply chain management and logistics services of weapons systems platforms....


Top 10 attack helicopters in service today

The design formula of attack helicopter has matured since its introduction in the shape of American Bell AH-1 Cobra in 1967. As of 2020, a modern attack helicopter has shaped itself into a universal combat platform that follows the same mainline design principles and elements. A modern, dedicated attack helicopter is most likely to include all of these elements: tandem seat (usually gunner in the front, pilot in the rear), narrow body, little to...


Israel opposes any potential US sale of F-35 fighter jet to UAE

Despite the recently established diplomatic relation between two Middle Eastern countries, Israel opposes any potential Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters sales by the United States to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as it could diminish its military superiority....


French Air Force receives first Beechcraft ISR spy plane

The French Air Force received the first of two light surveillance and reconnaissance planes it had ordered from the U.S. manufacturer Beechcraft to carry out intelligence missions. The country plans to operate eight by 2030....


Multinational Air Group (MAG) days - "MAGDAYs Exercise"

For the second year, the Deutsche Luftwaffe - German Air Force (GAF), has committed itself to organizing the Multinational Air Group - MAG days, an exercise between several NATO air forces that takes...


Sukhoi S-70 makes maiden sortie with Su-57 fighter jet [Video]

The Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik (“Hunter”) attack drone made its first flight with a fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet....


Official: U.S. establishes Space Command [Video]

The United States Department of Defense officially announced the establishment of U.S. Space Command on August 29, 2019. Space Command is the country’s 11th unified combatant command. It is singularly focused on the space domain....


United Technologies to merge with Raytheon Company

United Technologies and Raytheon Company confirmed merger plans on June 9, 2019. Both companies are to enter an “all-stock merger of equals” to create one super-provider of aerospace and defense technologies....


US lawmakers seek to block Trump’s plans for Air Force One livery

U.S. President Donald Trump is eager to move ahead with his plans to change the iconic livery on Air Force One jets from the Kennedy-era blue-and-white palette to a more patriotic paint scheme of red, white and blue. House defense lawmakers, however, are not that thrilled. In a move to prevent the president from repainting the plane, a House panel has drafted legislation to have the Congress block Trump’s intentions....


MQ-9 Reaper downs target drone in first air-to-air kill

A U.S. Air Force officer revealed on September 18, 2018, that a MQ-9 Reaper drone scored a first-of-its-kind unmanned air-to-air kill of a smaller target drone in a training exercise late last year. ...