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DefenseRussia: Sukhoi Su-30SM and Su-35 will be standardized
Objective: reduce the production costs of aircraft
The Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter plane and the Su-35 will be standardized with regard to most of the on-board systems and armaments in such a way as to be able to reduce the cost of production, favoring the... more
DefenseIndia-Pakistan: two airplanes of Indian Air Force have been shot down
Gunfigths also on the ground
The tension between India and Pakistan continues to rise after yesterday the Delhi Air Force carried out an air raid in Pakistani Kashmir against a training camp for a jihadist group, which caused the... more
DefenseWill Russia sell the Sukhoi Su-57 plane to India?
Real possibility to receive funds for the program
According to what the Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at Rostec Victor Kladov said to "Tass", Russia intends to open negotiations with India to sell the Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation... more
DefenseSyria. Does the F-35 show the limits of Chinese radars?
It destroyed a JY-27 that was supposed to locate the stealth plane
Through the images taken from an Israeli commercial satellite and published by "ImageSat Intl" it is possible to see the damage of the air attack carried on by the Israeli Air Force against a military... more
DefensePakistan: possibility of winning the JF-17 plane in Malaysia?
In favor there would be the low-cost and the many industrial compensations
Pakistan is trying to sell the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft to Malaysia exploiting the fact that the country is looking for a new fighter, but it does not have much money to spend. A problem that had... more
DefenseWould Iran take control of some US drones?
Propaganda move or reality?
Iran would -according to "Fars"- take control of some US drones (UAVs, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) that were used in Syria and Iraq. To be able to "capture" the Iranian forces would have penetrated the computer... more
DefenseEU Budget 2021-2027. EC: provisional agreement on the future European Defense Fund
Subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council
The EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement on the European Defence Fund, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council, which will foster an innovative and competitive... more
DefenseGermany: NATO and Canada interested in the prototype of the RQ-4 Euro Hawk drone
Project abandoned from Berlin after 700 million euros spent
After the cancellation of the Euro Hawk program in 2013 Germany has a drone (UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk stationed in an aeronautical base, now there may be new sight... more
DefensePutin threatens Europe: "The missiles will be targeted at the centers of political power"
It would be the Russian reaction to the deployment of Irbm by the US
Speaking at the Russian Parliament, President Vladimir Putin explained that he has no intention of deploying banned short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles, at least this decision will not be taken... more
DefenseUAE. A new anti-aircraft missile defense system has been presented
It will be used initially in the United Arab Emirates
During the "IDEX 2019" fair in Abu Dhabi Lockheed Martin, Saab and Diehl Defense presented a new short-range anti-aircraft missile defense system that should replace the older systems currently used in... more
DefenseRussia: S-400 will be delivered within the year to Turkey
The US Vice President Pence opens at possible sanctions
By the end of 2019, Turkey should receive all 4 S-400 air defense missile systems ordered from Russia. This was said at "Interfax" by the director of the company Rostec Serghiei Chemezov, who underlined... more
DefenseChina: under consideration a sixth-generation aircraft?
It will be important to avoid technological gaps with the West
Also China is part of the race for the construction of the sixth-generation plane that should start replacing the fighter currently used in the aeronautics of the main countries in the world between 2030... more
DefenseTurkey. Erdogan confirms its commitment to the S-400s
Despite the "many pressures" of the United States
The United States is making a lot of pressure for Turkey to cancel the contract for the order of the S-400 anti-aircraft defense systems from Russia, placing on the table the possibility of buying the... more
DefenseNATO. Stoltenberg closes the possibility of nuclear missiles in Europe
It should not be a theme of the meeting in Brussels
In the NATO summit between the Defense ministers of all 29 member countries of today and tomorrow (13-14 February) in Brussels should not be touched on the issue of the deployment of Intermediate-Range... more
DefenseRussia: denial of missile technology sharing with Iran and North Korea
Accusations arrived several times from Washington
Interviewed by "Sputnik", the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Non-Proliferation and Control of Arms Vladimir Yermakov denied any possible rumors concerning the supply of missile... more
DefenseDefense. The Saab Gripen is able to shoot down a Russian plane?
It would have better electronic warfare tools than all rivals -DATA SHEET
During the presentation of the Swedish offer to Finland for the new air force fighter, the Chief of Staff of the Swedish Air Force, General Mats Helgesson, explained the capabilities of the Saab Gripen... more
DefenseUK: HMS "Queen Elizabeth" will be sent to the South China Sea
Start of the "post Brexit" policy announced by Williamson
The first mission of the British aircraft carrier HMS "Queen Elizabeth" will be in the South China Sea, where it will be deployed as soon as it is considered fully operational. A very significant decision... more
DefenseRussia: Tupolev Tu-160M2 aircraft will enter service in 2021
Improvements to the weapon system and avionics -DATA SHEET
The Russian strategic bombing aircraft Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack should enter service in 2021, thus beginning the upgrading of the aircraft's capabilities that entered service in 1987. The Russian... more
DefenseNATO. In December, the summit for the 70th anniversary in London
Important to define future strategies
The Atlantic Alliance will hold in December a summit between all the Chiefs of State and of Government in London to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of NATO, founded in Washington on April 4,... more
DefenseUSA: Senate votes a law that block the withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan
"Slap" to the politics of President Donald Trump
The US Senate passed a law prohibiting President Donald Trump and the Pentagon from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and Syria before the defeat of Al-Qaeda and Isis is certified and guaranteed. A "slap"... more
DefenseNuclear weapons (2). Germany proposes itself for a conference on disarmament
Attempt to save the INF Treaty and maintain security
In order to prevent a possible risk of the redeployment of Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles (IRBM) in Europe and against the same EU countries, that could be a direct consequence of the US withdrawal... more
DefenseGermany: F-35 excluded from the tender for the new aircraft?
It will be an easy victory for the Eurofighter Typhoon
The German Defense Ministry -according to some rumors- has decided to exclude Lockheed Martin F-35 planes from the fleet replacement program for the 90 dated Panavia Tornado. A move that if confirmed would... more
DefenseNuclear weapons. Today Pompeo announces the withdrawal from the INF Treaty
180 days to prevent a new rearmament
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce today the US exit from the INF treaty, signed with the former Soviet Union and which obliges the two parties to dismantle and not produce Intermediate-Range... more
DefenseAircraft. India: soon order for Awacs from Israel
Objective to reduce the gap with Pakistan and China
India would be interested -according to local press- to buy the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) from Israel, in an agreement that should bring into the coffers of the Israeli company IAI about... more
DefenseGermany: half of the Eurofighter and Tornado aircraft are grounded
Huge problems in the German Armed Forces
A report by the German Parliament about the state of the Armed Forces is very worrying, because Germany would be ready to use less than half of the Eurofighter Typhoon and Panavia Tornada aircraft and... more
DefenseChina tries to sell the Chengdu J-10 aircraft
First markets for Laos and Bangladesh -DATA SHEET
China is trying to increase the sales of the fourth-generation Chengdu J-10 aircraft by trying to convince the Laos and Bangladesh government to buy them, in the hope of being able to persuade even Pakistan... more
DefenseNATO: an air base in Albania in 2023
51 million to renovate the Kucova airport
NATO will begin to modernize the Kucova airport, near Tirana, in order to create a new tactical base in Albania where to deploy transport aircraft, fighters and -if necessary- US bombers. The announcement... more
DefenseF-35: development as an intercontinental ballistic anti-missile aircraft?
It would be possible thanks to the on-board sensors
Among the new features of the new US missile defense strategy is the possibility of using the Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft as a platform to intercept the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). An... more
DefenseChina: the first flight of the Xian H-20 plane this year
At work also on a medium-range stealth bomber
During the 2019, the Xian H-20 stealth strategic bomber should be carried out the maiden flight in China in order to allow the armed forces to assess the actual level reached in this sector by the Chinese... more
DefenseElettronica Group on board the Fremm "Margottini"
It is the sponsor of the naval campaign
Elettronica Group is supporting this year the naval campaign of the European multi-mission Frigate (FREMM) "Carlo Margottini", launched from the naval base of La Spezia last January 17 towards the Indian... more