Shayrat splashed, but questions remain

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Justin Bronk, airpower research fellow at London’s Royal United Services Institute, explains why Russian air defence systems may have failed to shoot down any of the cruise missiles the US Navy launched at targets in Syria on 7th April. The 7th April strikes against...

Hurkus-C Deliveries Expected In 2018

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The Turkish Air Force (TAF) is expected to receive the first of ten Turkish Aerospace Industry’s (TAI) Hurkus-C light strike aircraft in 2018. This follows the certification of the aircraft by the European Aviation Safety Agency in March 2016. The expected entry into service was...

Lethal Jack in the Box

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Patria has further proved its reputation for innovation in its latest version of the NEMO 120mm turreted mortar, dubbed the Container Mortar., unveiled at the 2017 International Defence Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi in February. This integrates the NEMO weapon, fire control, power generation and...

Caravan of Death

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Orbital ATK’s AC-208B Combat Caravan-II gunship is expected to commence its first deliveries in 2017, the company has told armadainternational.com The company showcased its new AC-208B Combat Caravan-II variant during the SOFEX (Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference) held in Amman, Jordan. Derived from Cessna’s...

Russia-US CENTCOM Airspace Coordination

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US CENTCOM (Central Command) and the Russian armed forces are in regular contact to ensure the safety of the skies above Syria, as both continue their efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgent group. The Russian and US armed forces...

The Double WAMI

Kestrel Block II on an Aerostat
US-based ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) specialists Logos Technologies expects its new Kestrel Block-2 Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) ISR sensor to be ready for delivery within eight months of a customer contract, the company has revealed. The Kestrel WAMI is an optronics system mounted...

NIMR Automotive to be awarded major UAE Armed Forces contracts for armoured vehicles

ABU DHABI, 23 February 2017 – NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), the UAE’s integrated defence manufacturing and services platform, today announced that the UAE Armed Forces intends to award three new contracts to NIMR for over 1,750 armoured vehicles. NIMR...

Trump and Iran: Towards escalation?

The election of Donald Trump as US President has immediately led to concerns about the implications for the nuclear deal that has been agreed between Iran and the so-called P5+1 (the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany). The deal resulted...

Rohde & Schwarz at IDEX 2017

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Rohde & Schwarz offers technologically advanced systems for radiomonitoring and secure communications. At IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the German electronics company will present its ELINT solution for detecting, monitoring and analyzing radar signals. A further highlight will be the innovative platform of interoperable, powerful communications...

Almaz-Antey Corporation will take part for IDEX 2017 show

Tor-M2E SAM system
The Almaz-Antey Corporation will display a wide array of its military products at the IDEX 2017 arms show in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from 19 to 23 February 2017. The Almaz-Antey Corporation will display a wide array of its military products at the IDEX 2017 arms...

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