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US Navy Triton Drone Conducts First Flight Test Under Icing Conditions

US Navy Triton Drone Conducts First Flight Test Under Icing Conditions

The US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton aerial drone has conducted its maiden flight test with wing ice accumulation over the Patuxent River in Maryland. The trial is the first of 15 flights planned through the spring of 2023 to validate the aircraft’s capability to transit low-temperature environments. As part of the demonstration, the Triton performed several flying techniques, […]

Rheinmetall to Modernize German Army’s Future Soldier Systems

Rheinmetall to Modernize German Army’s Future Soldier Systems

The German military has contracted Rheinmetall to modernize its soldier systems’ command and control equipment. A total of 14 Future Soldier-Extended Systems will be delivered to the army, enough to equip 476 soldiers. The contract is in the mid-double-digit million-euro range. Networked Warfare Loop In 2021, the latest System Panzergrenadier (system for mechanized infantry), was declared combat-ready by the […]

Future US Combat Drone Completes Ground Engine Test

Future US Combat Drone Completes Ground Engine Test

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Blue Force Technologies (BFT) have conducted a ground engine test for their Fury unmanned combat aircraft. The demonstration focused on a new carbon fiber composite propulsion flowpath system that will power the next-generation drone. Digital Engineering for Military Tests The trial supports military ground and flight tests […]

Israel Requests 25 F-15EX Fighter Jets From US

Israel Requests 25 F-15EX Fighter Jets From US

Israel has submitted a formal request to the US government for 25 F-15EX fighter aircraft, according to industry sources who spoke to Breaking Defense. An official letter of request was reportedly sent by the Israeli Ministry of Defense last week, marking the first step in the foreign military sale process. Jerusalem will now have to wait for […]

Germany Greenlights Long-Awaited Leopard Tanks for Ukraine

Germany Greenlights Long-Awaited Leopard Tanks for Ukraine

Berlin on Wednesday approved the delivery of powerful German-made Leopard tanks to help Ukraine repel Russia’s invasion, after weeks of pressure from Kyiv and many allies. Germany will provide a company of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from the Bundeswehr stocks, government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said in a statement. It also granting approval for other European countries to […]

Sikorsky Delivers 5,000th Hawk Variant to US

Sikorsky Delivers 5,000th Hawk Variant to US

Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky has delivered its 5,000th Hawk medium-lift helicopter to the US armed forces. The chopper is a variant of the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter deployed for international military and civilian operations. “For more than 40 years the Black Hawk has remarkably supported Soldiers in every major contingency operation the Army has executed,” US Army […]

South Korea & Northrop Sign VTOL Drone Development Agreement

South Korea & Northrop Sign VTOL Drone Development Agreement

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has inked an agreement with Northrop Grumman to cooperate on vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system development. The domestically-developed drones will be deployed on naval destroyers and coast guard patrol ships for various missions, such as surveillance, reconnaissance, and target acquisition. Northrop has extensive experience in VTOL drone technology. Its MQ-8 […]

Transfer of Swiss Arms to Ukraine Should Be Permitted: Parliamentary Commission

Transfer of Swiss Arms to Ukraine Should Be Permitted: Parliamentary Commission

A Swiss parliamentary commission voted Tuesday to request a change to the country’s laws to allow its war material to be transferred via third countries to Ukraine. Switzerland has so far refused to allow countries that hold Swiss-made weaponry to export it on to war-ravaged Ukraine, in line with its strict military neutrality. Under Switzerland’s War Materiel Act, export requests cannot be […]

India Inks Submarine Upgrade Deal With France’s Naval Group

India Inks Submarine Upgrade Deal With France’s Naval Group

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed an agreement with Naval Group to upgrade the country’s Kalvari-class submarines. As part of the deal, the French defense firm will integrate a domestically-built air-independent propulsion system into the service’s “INS Kalvari” submarine. The system will improve the performance and lethality of diesel-electric underwater vessels and […]