India: Black Programme Crash
The crash comes at a time of renewed fighting between Maoist guerrillas and the Indian government
Super Tucano counter-insurgency aircraft for Portugal?
The Portuguese Air Force is reportedly quietly preparing the acquisition of the Brazilian Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano, to strengthen its participation in UN operations
Nigeria: Delivery of JF-17N fighter aircraft
After Algeria and Morocco, Nigeria wants to initiate a strategic break in the BSS. By relying not on Western or Russian equipment, but on Chinese.
Towards an Israeli Iron Dome offer to Riyadh?
Lobbying campaign in the Israeli press in favour of a diplomatic rapprochement with Saudi Arabia
Intelligence: A submarine cable counter-intelligence ship for the Royal Navy
Britain launches construction of a building to protect its ocean cables
Emirati A330 for Indian Dassault Rafale
Dassault Rafale can now reach Indian territory in less than 10 hours.
Greece-Turkey: towards a Rafale-Sukhoi confrontation?
Moscow officially proposes to Ankara to acquire its Su-57 and Su-35 in export version, but also its help to complete the TF-X program
Airbus joins forces with Draken for UK SAR
Airbus and Draken Europe are partnering to provide a second-generation search and rescue capability in the United Kingdom, using helicopters, drones and aircraft.
Warden: Toward a non-nuclear deterrent weapon?
This new microwave weapon aims to become the future "game changer" of the battlefield
The S-400 could be produced in Turkey
While negotiations between Russia and Turkey continue concerning the Turkish acquisition of a second batch of S-400 missiles, these same missiles could be partly produced in Turkey under an agreement that has yet to be defined.
The Poseidon shows off its Harpoon missiles
Deterrence mission in the Persian Gulf and export success
Suicide drones for helicopters
FARA program will rely on Israeli suicide drone technology
South Korea flexes its muscles against Beijing and Pyong Yang
Seoul gives its airmobile capabilities a more offensive posture
Kiev nationalizes Motor Sich to embarrass Beijing
The Ukrainian government has yielded to pressure from the European Union and Washington to prevent the engine manufacturer from coming under the control of Chinese investors, and to allow Beijing to compensate for its lack of strategic autonomy in this field.
Berlin to acquire 5 P-8A Poseidons
The sale of these aircraft to Berlin is a further blow to European defence construction, as well as to its DTIB.
Military Space: Beijing defies Washington
The Chinese automatic shuttle CSSHQ launched on September 4th placed a satellite in orbit just 50 km from the USA 276 vehicle. One of the most sensitive platforms in the U.S. space arsenal.
General Atomics wins in India
The U.S. group now threatens the leading export market for Israeli drones
Homage to Olivier Dassault
Dassault Aviation pays tribute to Olivier Dassault, who died in a helicopter accident on March 7, 2021. A former student of the Ecole de l'Air, he held several world speed records on the Falcon.
South Korea launches its first aircraft carrier
South Korean construction sites reach a new milestone
A second wing drone for the Su-57?
Kronstadt presents the Russian Defense Minister with the Molnyia stealth and multi-mission mini-drone
Special operations: the "Poitou" in L16 mode
The 3/61 Poitou transport squadron now has a link 16 (L16) capacity aboard one of its three types of aircraft, the Transall.
Israel targets Georgian Su-25 stock
To strengthen its air force against Moscow, Tbilisi is preparing to resume production of the Su-25 front-line bombers. The Israeli DTIB is said to have proposed westernizing them, as it did with the Mig-21s of Eastern European countries after the fall of the wall, to allow them to interact with NATO forces, but also to respond to the counterinsurgency market.
Military Space: Towards Autonomous Microwave Weapons ?
Americans and Chinese are looking for military satellites that are energetically autonomous and capable of emitting microwave beams over long distances.
Tsahal orders CH-53K
Israel remains loyal to the CH-53, an aircraft that has suffered only one combat casualty in 52 years of use.
The first B-1B is taken out of service
The U.S. Air Force has just retired its first Boeing (Rockwell) B-1B from service, joining the vast Davis-Monthan AFB open-air storage facility where the four-engine aircraft will be cocooned and used as a spare parts bank.
Mirage crash in the United States
A Mirage F-1 crashed after an exercise involving an F-22.
IDEX 2021 : Paramount Group unveils swarm-capable N-Raven drone
Although several trade fairs have been cancelled recently, IDEX 2021 is a major event for manufacturers, who will be unveiling numerous innovations.
MBDA presents Sky Warden, a modular anti-UAV system
On the occasion of the IDEX exhibition, held in Abu Dhabi from February 21 to 25, MBDA unveiled its approach to the fight against UAVs, through the Sky Warden system.
China Sea: Beijing deploys its strategic bombers
The maneuvers of the US Navy in the China Sea no longer seem to impress Beijing, which now has a new generation of long-range strategic bombers, some of which would be equipped with hypersonic nuclear missiles.
Laser weapons: Special Forces before the US Air Force ?
While the US Air Force is skating to integrate a laser for self-protection against air-to-air missiles into its combat aircraft, SOCOM is preparing to test a power laser on a new-generation C-130 Gunship. Will the AC-130J Ghostrider succeed the AC-130 Spectrum?
IDEX 2021: the Edge consortium presents its remotely operated ammunition
On the occasion of the IDEX show, the UAE consortium EDGE presented a number of systems, including a family of remotely operated ammunition.
Russia is ahead of the Eurodrone and offers itself its "Global Hawk" (Update)
While the Eurodrone program is weakened, the distribution of a document issued by the government of the Republic of Tatarstan attests that the Russian Ministry of Defense has mandated the UZGA factory in Kazan to launch production of its MALE Altius-RU UAV. A cruise missile-armed aircraft that aims at some of the reconnaissance capabilities of the only strategic drone currently in service, the RQ-4 Global Hawk.
Airbus Helicopter and the UK Puma replacement market
The Royal Air Force today announced the replacement of its fleet of PUMA helicopters. As Airbus Helicopter's Caracal prepares to take on the AW-149 from Leonardo UK on its home turf, the surprise could come from the Americans...
European Defence: 1 billion per year to increase synergies between civil, space and defence
European Commissioner Thierry Breton confirmed that the Commission was going to unblock an ambitious European Defense Fund.
Tsahal shopping list
Tankers, fighter planes, heavy helicopters ... full box for the American DTIB.
The Red Hawk goes into production
The result of industrial digitalization at Boeing, the new U.S. Air Force eT-7A training aircraft, which will train pilots for fifth-generation aircraft, has gone from concept to first flight in less than 36 months. Itinerary of a revolution.
Russia offers itself its "Global Hawk" (Update)
Following the circulation of a document emanating from the government of the Republic of Tatarstan, it seems that the Russian Ministry of Defense has mandated the UZGA factory in Kazan to launch the production of its armed MALE drone, the Altius-RU.
The Russian UCAV S-70: The next opponent of the Rafale
While Europeans are arguing over the SCAF program, Russia, which already has a strategic advantage thanks to its hypersonic weapons, is seeking to widen the gap with its stealth fighter UAV program.
The L-39 NG wins in Vietnam
The new youthfulness of the Czech trainer aircraft allows it to remain attractive for export.
Su-57/S-70: Russia accelerates its fifth generation program
While Europeans are arguing over the SCAF program, Russia is seeking to widen the gap with its stealth fighter UAV program.
New missile for SU-57
Vympel is already preparing a second generation short-range air-to-air missile.
Industrial espionage: The United States too ...
The United States would have repatriated for expertise a Russian Pantsir ground-to-air system neutralized by the Turks in Libya.
Tsahal bestellt CH-53K
Israel bleibt dem CH-53 treu, einem Flugzeug, das in 52 Jahren Einsatz nur einen einzigen Kampfverlust erlitten hat.