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DefenseFrance: A-330MRTT aircraft will reduce US dependency
By 2025 aeronautics capacity is better than 70%
According to the new Chief of Staff of the French Air Force Philippe Lavigne and Minister of Defense Florence Parly, the arrival of the Airbus A-330MRTT and A-400M aircraft will increase capacity in military... more
DefenseUSA-Russia: today or tomorrow Bolton will meet Putin
Probably will be announced the US exit from the INF treaty
The President Donald Trump announced last Saturday his intention to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, because Russia is constantly violating the clauses... more
DefenseSouth Korea: radar problems for the AH-64E helicopter
Target recognition tests failed even from close range
Some software problems would make the AH-64E Apache helicopters of the South Korean Army virtually "blind", in fact 6 out of 36 with Lockheed Martin's Longbow fire control radar would not be able to... more
DefenseRussia. New anti-aircraft missile for the S-400s
It had to enter service in 2010
The Russian Armed Forces using the S-400 anti-aircraft defense system will receive the new 40N6 missile in the coming weeks, which will improve the capabilities of the "Triumph" (SA-21 Growler for NATO)... more
DefenseAircraft. Does Switzerland talk with France for Rafale?
Preliminary meeting in view of the fleet renewal program
The Director of the French Armaments Agency (DGA, Direction Générale de l'Armement) Joël Barre held talks with his Swiss counterpart Martin Sonderegger to try to strengthen the commercial relations be... more
DefenseFrance: will have the new aircraft carrier the EMALS catapult?
It would be the first Navy outside of US to have it
The new generation aircraft carrier that will have to support and replace over the years the "De Gaulle" could be equipped with EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) catapult used only on the... more
DefenseAircraft. Taiwan: F-35s are on the "shopping list"
Will it be a stable military commercial relationship with the United States?
Taiwan may continue to make purchases from the United States to try to contain any possible military action by China against the Formosa Island government. The Trump administration would also like to... more
Defense"Clear Sky 2018". Poroshenko: "Ukraine ready to respond to air raids"
Joint exercise with NATO in anti-Russian key
During the "Clear Sky 2018" exercise in Ukraine the President Petro Poroshenko warned Russia, because this training activity carried out with some NATO countries (United States, Great Britain, Denmark,... more
DefenseAircraft. 80% of F-35 are operational again
Pressures to make repairs quickly
After the entire fleet of F-35 had been grounded last Thursday, today 80% of these aircraft will be able to fly again after the checks carried out on the fuel pipes. This was announced by the Pentagon,... more
DefensePlanes. Usa: there will be no appeals against the Boeing-Saab victory
There would be no basis for Leonardo DRS and Lockheed Martin-KAI
Surprisingly neither Lockheed Martin-KAI nor Leonardo DRS decided to appeal against the decision of the US Air Force (USAF) to award the contract for training aircraft to Boeing-Saab. An agreement worth... more
DefenseGrounding the fleet of F-35 aircraft
The Pentagon has ordered checks on all units
Breaking news. The Department of Defense ordered the suspension of all flight operations by F-35 aircraft after the incident of "B" version used by US Marine Corps. The aircraft would have crashed due... more
DefenseJapan: 9 aircraft from the United States to reduce the trade deficit
The objective is to avoid duties on automobile exports
Japan has decided to buy 9 Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (Airborne Early Warning System, AEWS) aircraft. An agreement that will be worth about 3.12 billion dollars that will serve to reduce the... more
DefenseUSA. Mattis: "For 4 kinds of aircraft it would be necessary to reach 80% of operations"
Numbers that are however far from what the Pentagon requires
The Secretary of Defense James Mattis asked to the Air Force (USAF) and the Navy to make sure that by the end of September 2019 at least four aircraft -F-35, F-22, F-16 and F/A-18E/F- will operate in numbers... more
DefenseUSA. Will use F-22 aircraft to destroy the S-300s in Syria?
An electronic war attack would allow you to hit them
The United States could use F-22 Raptor fifth-generation aircraft to hit and destroy the S-300 missile defense systems granted by Russia to Syria, following the mistaken abatement of Ilyushin Il-20 by... more
DefenseUSA. The USS "Harry Truman" aircraft carrier returns to Europe
Re-use almost immediately after a few months after its return to Norfolk
The USS "Harry Truman" aircraft carrier has returned to Europe to join the NATO's "Trident Juncture 2018" training activity in Norway, when the armed forces of the 29 Alliance members plus Sweden and... more
DefenseSea Europe-ECSA: call for decisive actions against unfair trade practices
Global level playing field
SEA Europe and ECSA, the trade associations representing respectively European shipbuilding and maritime equipment and European shipowners, welcome the recent statement of EU Trade Commission Cecilia Malmström... more
DefenseHelicopters. From 2019 tests on the CH-47F Block II
The Boeing forecast is to put it into production in July 2021
Boeing Chinook CH-47F helicopters will begin flight in the next year to test the new engine and the new instruments that would ensure it remain in service until at least 2050 improving flight, load and... more
DefenseLeonardo and Thales aircraft protection system defends against multiple missiles
Demonstrated as part of the "SALT" exercise in Sweden
Leonardo and Thales have announced that their end-to-end missile warning and protection system has been proven highly effective in live-fire scenarios, demonstrating the system’s ability to very quickly d... more
DefenseFincantieri-Leonardo: guiding principles to strengthen naval collaboration
By revamping their Orizzonte Sistemi Navali joint-venture
Leonardo and Fincantieri, as part of the collaborative relationship and the preferred partnership launched in October 2014, have established the guiding principles of an agreement in the field of naval... more
DefenseUSA. The Gray Eagle ER will soon be in service for the Army
The evolution of Predator A will fly for 42 hours
The General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle ER (Extended Range) -the new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Veichle)- will soon enter service in the US Armed Forces after have passed the tests required by the US Army, which... more
DefenseUkraine. The military exercise "Clear Sky 2018" starts today
950 soldiers and a few hundred of aircraft and helicopters involved
After the arrival yesterday of an F-15C fighter aricraft and a C-130J Super Herclues transport plane of the US Air Force (USAF), today began in Ukraine the multinational exercise "Clear Sky 2018", in the... more
DefenseIndia and Russia signed the agreement for the S-400
What will do the United States?
India and Russia have signed the 5.5 billion dollar agreement for the acquisition of 5 S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems; signature that arrived today during the meeting between Indian Prime Minister... more
DefenseUSA: which helicopter will replace the Black Hawk? We will know max in 2023
Two-way competition between Bell and Sikorsky-Boeing
The US military released a document on October 3 that calls for the presentation of prototypes to fly by 2023 of future reconnaissance and attack helicopters to replace the UH-60 Black Hawk and the AH-64... more
DefenseIndia: Rafale aircraft will be a game changer
Important purchase to maintain the balance with China
Chief of Staff of the Indian Air Force Birender Singh Dhanoa, spoke about recent acquisitions of Dassault Rafale aircraft from France and the S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia, which will serve... more
DefenseUSA: from March 2020 in production the new nuclear bomb for airplanes
Certifications for the F-35 will also begin
After the tests carried out in June to verify the capabilities of the latest update of the B61-12 gravity nuclear bomb, the "new" weapon will be mass produced starting in March 2020 in order to extend... more
DefenseIndia: purchase of the S-400 anti-aircraft system approved
Some upcoming US sanctions
India's Cabinet Committee on Security approved the $ 5.43 billion program for the acquisition of five S-400 air defense systems from Russia; an agreement that will probably be signed next week during... more
DefenseRussia: in Syria a radar capable of identifying aircraft which flight in Europe?
It would be integrated into electronic warfare devices to inhibit the GPS
In Syria not only the S-300 anti-aircraft defense system will be deployed -which will be supplied to the Armed Forces of Damascus- but Russia would also send other electronic warfare aids that could monitor... more
DefenseLeonardo loses an important order in the USA
Are there the choices of Moretti at the base of this defeat?
The US Air Force (USAF) announced yesterday the winner of the tender for the new advanced training aircraft, announcing that the $ 9.2 billion contract for the supply of 351 airplanes and 46 simulators... more
DefenseFrance: military spending up to 1.82% of GDP
Investments to modernize and to buy new vehicles
The Minister of Defense of France Florence Parly has announced to the press that she wants to increase the budget for military spending in 2019 by 5% to € 35.9 billion, or 1.82% of the Gross Domestic P... more
DefenseSyria: five Il-76 airplanes arriving with the S-300 components?
Israel would be ready to hit them to neutralize them
Five Ilyushin Il-76 heavy transport aircraft landed yesterday at the Mozdok Air Base in Russia, the logistics point of support before the flight in Syria; inside this there is probabily the first components... more