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[l] at 10/10/19 11:33am

Subscribe to see past events October – December 2019 Events Traveling abroad? Our Travel Partner Agoda has the most attractive deals! AUSA – US Army Annual Meeting & Convention – 14-16 October 2019, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA Directed Energy Systems – 22-24 October 2019, London Mariott Hotel, Regents Park, London UK […]

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[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Latest News]

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[l] at 10/10/19 11:33am

Subscribe to see past events October – December 2019 Events Traveling abroad? Our Travel Partner Agoda has the most attractive deals! AUSA – US Army Annual Meeting & Convention – 14-16 October 2019, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA Directed Energy Systems – 22-24 October 2019, London Mariott Hotel, Regents Park, London UK […]

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[l] at 9/28/19 3:30pm

Sukhoi and the Russian Ministry of Defense have flown the S-70 Okhotnik unmanned aerial vehicle with Su-57 fifth-generation fighter aircraft for the first time. The flight that laster 30 minutes as part of the ongoing test program. On this flight, Okhotnik flew with a full avionics configuration in an automated mode.

The post S70 Okhotnik Flies MUM-T with Su-57 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aircraft, Featured, Latest News, Russia, Tech, UAVs, Loyal Wingman, MUM-T, Okhotnik, S-70, Su-57, Sukhoi, UCAV]

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[l] at 9/28/19 8:01am

The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the completion of a successful firing test of the Onix ground-launched, supersonic anti-ship cruise missile at a naval target floating at the Arctic Sea, 200 kilometers from the Chukotka Peninsula. The test reinforces the Russian claim to control this new, strategic sea route that has opened as a result of global warming effects.

The post Bastion-P Test Reinforces Russian Control of Arctic Marine Route appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Latest News, Missiles, Modernization & Upgrading, Naval Systems, News Analysis, North America, Russia, Trending, Bastion, Bering Sea, Chukotka, Kuril, Onix-M, P-800, Russian Navy, Yakhont]

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[l] at 9/24/19 4:10pm

The Iranians are racing against time to build and fortify the Imam-Ali military compound near Albukamal, on the Syrian-Iraqi border. In recent months, Iran is constructing a civilian border passage at Albukamal-Al Qiam. Nearby, a short distance from the commercial gateway, a different compound is being built - designed to store and temporarily accommodate shipments of military hardware, missiles, and ammunition shipped from Iran, to support the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds force, through Iraq to Iran's Shi'ite proxies in Syria and Lebanon.

The post Satellite Imagery Unveils Iran’s Struggle to Establish a Protected BridgeHead on Syria-Iraq Border appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Latest News, Middle East, News Analysis, Trending, Air defense, air strike, Al Quds Force, Al-Qiam, Albukamal, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Syrian civil war]

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[l] at 9/23/19 4:53pm

The US Air Force is invests $16 million in further field assessment of Raytheon's Phaser High Power Microwave System outside the continental U.S. The testing phase will span over 12 months in which the Phaser will engage simulated and real unmanned aerial systems threats. The Phaser system developed by Raytheon is designed to combat drone swarms, particularly on attacks such as the recent loitering missiles that struck the Abqaiq oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia.

The post AFRL to Test a Drone-Swarm Killer HPM appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Electronic Warfare, Featured, North America, Tech, UAVs, AFRL, C-UAV, CHIMERA, High Power Microwave, Phaser, Raytheon, THOR]

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[l] at 9/19/19 2:24pm

Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refueler. The MQ-25 will provide the Navy with a much-needed carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling capability. It will allow for better use of the combat strike fighters currently performing the tanking role and will extend the range of the carrier air wing.

The post Maiden Flight for the US Navy Future Aerial Refueling Drone appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aircraft Carriers, Latest News, North America, Special Mission, Topics, UAVs, Aerial Refueling, Boeing, Drone, MQ-25, NYSE: BA, Stingray]

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[l] at 9/19/19 1:59pm

The Royal Netherlands Army has been working closely with BAE Systems Hägglunds to study the implementation of the Iron Fist APS onto the CV9035NL since 2015. The new systems are expected to join the vehicle as part of its planned Mid-Life Upgrade, thus improving its survivability and situational awareness. The Dutch decision is closely followed by the Scandinavian countries, Switzerland, Denmark and Estonia that also operating this vehicle.

The post The Netherlands Selects BAE Systems to Integrate APS into their CV9035NL AIFVs appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Europe, Latest News, Modernization & Upgrading, Topics, APS, BAE Systems, CV9035NL, Elbit Systems, IMI, Iron Fist, Netherlands]

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[l] at 9/17/19 11:03am

Lockheed Martin said today it has developed an advanced version of the Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) used in the F-35 Lightning II. The Advanced EOTS offers higher resolution and improved multi-spectral sensing. The development was funded through internal investment and was vetted through Operational Analysis against the most demanding F-35 missions.

The post Lockheed Martin Prepared to Enhance F-35 Targeting Capability appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Avionics, Featured, Latest News, Modernization & Upgrading, North America, Tech, ASC19, EOTS, F-35, Lockheed Martin, NYSE: LM]

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[l] at 9/16/19 2:20pm

Raytheon Company announced today it is developing a new medium-range, air-launched weapon called the Peregrine missile, that is half the size and cost of today's AMRAAM air-to-air missiles, yet delivers greater effect.

The post Raytheon’s Peregrine to Maximize Fighters Air/Air Loadout, Agility appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aerial Weapons, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Latest News, Missiles, North America, Topics, AAM, AIM-260, ASC19, NYSE: RTN, Pergerine, Raytheon]

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[l] at 9/16/19 1:21pm

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to demonstrate the Air Force Research Lab’s “Agile Condor” capability using a company-owned MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The testing will determine the optimum artificial intelligence and machine learning methodologies to find, identify and track select targets. Agile Condor also has the potential to dramatically reduce satellite bandwidth requirements as a result of its ability to automatically identify, classify, and nominate targets of interest.

The post Reaper Drones to Master AI with Agile Condor Super Computing Pod appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Airborne C4ISR, Featured, Latest News, North America, Reconnaissance, Tech, Technology News, UAVs, Agile Condor, AI, GA-ASI, machine learning, MQ-9, SRC, USAF]

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[l] at 9/16/19 12:33pm

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the Missile Defense Agency, and the U.S. Air Force successfully connected an F-35, U-2 and a ground station in a ground-breaking test demonstrating a secure distribution of sensitive information across multiple platforms, facilitating true multi-domain operation. During the demonstration, called Project Riot, an F-35 detected a missile launch at long range, using standard onboard sensors. It then shared that information through the U-2 gateway, providing an early warning to an air defense center on the ground, enabling the commander to quickly make the decision to target the threat.

The post Missile Launch Detected by F-35 Provide Early Warning for Ballistic Missile Intercept Test appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Airborne C4ISR, Cyber/C4ISR, Latest News, Missile defense, Tech, Technology News, Aerial networks, cross domain, Lockheed Martin, MDO, NYSE: LMT, OMS, Skunk Works]

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[l] at 9/16/19 4:43am

The Australian MOD has shortlisted two companies for the Land 400 Phase 3 Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) of the next-generation tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and armored personnel carriers (APC), to replace the Australian M-113s. The two contenders are Hanwha Defense System AS21 Redback and Rheinmetall Lynx KF-41.

The post Australia Selects Korean, German Industries for Next Gen IFV/APC Evaluation appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: APAC, Armored vehicles, Defense Business, Featured, Topics, AS21, Australia, Boxer, Elbit Systems, EOS, Hanwha, KF41, Land 400 Phase 3, Lynx, Redback, Rheinmetall]

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[l] at 9/16/19 3:35am

Elbit Systems of America confirmed it will supply Boeing a number of products – including cockpit displays, datalinks, and embedded training capabilities for the T-7A RedHawk (T-X) advanced pilot training aircraft Boeing is developing for the United States Air Force. In the initial phase, Boeing was selected to deliver 351 trainers, over 10 years, from 2024 to 2034.

The post Elbit Systems of America to Provide Displays and Datalinks for Boeing Red Hawk (T-X) appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Avionics, Defense Business, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Latest News, North America, Topics, Training & Simulation, ASC19, Boeing, Elbit Systems, ESLT, flight training, RedHawk, T-7A, T-X]

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[l] at 9/16/19 3:35am

Elbit Systems of America confirmed it will supply Boeing a number of products – including cockpit displays, datalinks, and embedded training capabilities for the T-7A RedHawk (T-X) advanced pilot training aircraft Boeing is developing for the United States Air Force. In the initial phase, Boeing was selected to deliver 351 trainers, over 10 years, from 2024 to 2034.

The post Elbit Systems of America to Provide Displays and Datalinks for Boeing RedHawk (T-X) appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Avionics, Defense Business, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Latest News, North America, Topics, Training & Simulation, ASC19, Boeing, Elbit Systems, ESLT, flight training, RedHawk, T-7A, T-X]

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[l] at 9/16/19 3:35am

Elbit Systems of America confirmed it will supply Boeing a number of products – including cockpit displays, datalinks, and embedded training capabilities for the T-X advanced pilot training aircraft Boeing is developing for the United States Air Force. In the initial phase, Boeing was selected to deliver 351 trainers, over 10 years, from 2024 to 2034.

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[Category: Avionics, Defense Business, North America, Topics, Training & Simulation, Boeing, Elbit Systems, ESLT, flight training, T-X]

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[l] at 9/14/19 4:27pm

On the night of September 14, 2019, several attacks rocked two strategic infrastructure sites in Saudi Arabia. One is a large oil field at Khurais, recently developed by the Saudi national oil company Aramco, and the second is the company’s main processing center and one of the world’s largest oil refineries at Buqayq, 200 km […]

The post Attack on Saudi Oil Refineries Proves the Devastating Potential of Iranian Cruise Missiles appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Latest News, Middle East, Missiles, News Analysis, Terrorism, Topics, UAVs, Aramco, Cruise Missiles, Houthis, Hoveyzeh, Loitering Weapons, Qasef K2, Quds-1, Sammad-2, Sammad-3, Saudi Arabia, Saumar, Yemen]

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[l] at 9/12/19 8:03am

Babcock Team 31 has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) as the preferred bidder to deliver its new warships. Led by Aerospace and Defence company Babcock, in partnership with the Thales Group, the T31 general-purpose frigate program will deliver the Royal Navy with five light frigates, at an average production cost of £250 million per ship. The first ship is scheduled for launch in 2023. The ships follow Babcocks's Arrowhead 140 design, balancing between global mission capability in blue or white waters, both at an affordable cost. Work on the fleet of five ships will begin immediately following formal contract award later this financial year, with detailed design work to start now and manufacture commencing in 2021 and concluding in 2027.

The post Babcock led Team to Build Five Type 31 Light Frigates for the Royal Navy appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Europe, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Surface Vessels, Babcock, DSEI2019, Frigate, Royal Navy, Type 26, Type 31]

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[l] at 9/12/19 6:33am

The HENSOLDT company has delivered the 300th active protection system (soft kill) equipping the German Puma infantry fighting vehicle. In total, the company is under contract to deliver 342 MUSS equipment sets by 2020 to PSM, the vehicle manufacturing JV.

The post German Puma Equips with MUSS Soft-Kill APS appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Europe, Exhibitions & Conferences, Force Protection, Latest News, Topics, AIFV, APS, DSEI2019, Germany, MUSS, PSM, PUMA, soft kill, Survivability, VJTF]

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[l] at 9/11/19 2:07pm

The UK Ministry of Defence has chosen Leonardo/Thales protection system to protect the RAF Shadow ISTAR fleet. This single-source selection by the MOD follows the recent SALT III international trials hosted by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration in Sweden. There, the integrated Miysis/Elix-IR system, using a jamming waveform developed by the UK MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, proved its ability to defeat Infra-Red missiles in live-fire exercises.

The post New Defensive Suites for RAF Shadows appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Defense Business, Europe, Featured, Latest News, Modernization & Upgrading, Sensors, Special Mission, Tech, DIRCM, Elix-IR, King Air 350ER, Leonardo, Miysis, RAF, Shadow R1, Thales]

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[l] at 9/11/19 1:15pm

The Royal Air Force has selected Leonardo to support the next stage of their research and development program, exploring the current and future threat posed by hostile drones, and evaluating a range of technologies for counter-drone capability. The three-year program will commence in early 2020. Leonardo counter-drone technology has already seen use with the RAF and is under contract for the Italian Army and Air Force. In 2018 and 2019, following drone sightings at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, elements of Leonardo’s counter-drone technology were deployed by the RAF to allow airport operations to resume.

The post RAF Launches a 3-Year Study of UAS Threats & C-UAS Requirements appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Counter Terror & Homeland Security, Europe, Exhibitions & Conferences, Latest News, Trending, UAVs, C-UAS, counter drone, Leonardo, RAF, UK]

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