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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Northrop Grumman bags contract to build Long Range Strike Bomber

United States Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corp to develop and build next-generation Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) to replace the aging bomber fleet with an information-age aircraft that eventually may be capable of flying without a pilot aboard. The contract awarded to Northrop Grumman is for an initial set of 21...

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KMW introduces Stryker Launched Assault Bridge

German based company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann recently introduced its new product - new Stryker Launched Assault Bridge integrated on a vehicle of this type. The aluminum bridge has a length of 12m., allowing it to bridge gaps of up to 11m and for vehicles of up to 40 tons. It is hydraulically deployed with...

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Russia’s defence budget to receive a marginal increase in 2016

Russia plans to escalate its defence budget by mere 0.8 % for the fiscal 2016. In 2015, almost $32 billion from the annual defence budget was allocated to military procurement. Russian military expenditure has been rising since 2011, when the government launched a massive $700 billion rearmament drive aimed at modernizing some 70...

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Vietnam selects Israeli Rafael Spyder

Vietnam has selected the Israel's Spyder as new short-range air defence missile system. Russian-made Pantsir-S1 was the other contender in the fray. The Spyder is an air defense missile system designed and manufactured by the Israeli Company Rafael. The system is available in two variants, the Spyder-SR short-range air defense missile system and...

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Rosoboronexport to supply S-400 air defense missile systems to China

Rosoboronexport, the Russian state agency will supply six battalions of S-400 Triumf air missile defence system worth $ 3 Billion to China. The S-400, an upgraded version of the S-300, had previously only been available to the Russian Ministry of Defence and now with China being the first foreign buyer. The first S-400...

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USAF receives two MC-130J Commando II aircraft

The United States Air Force (USAF) recently took the delivery of two MC-130J Commando II aircraft from Lockheed Martin which will be replacing the older MC-130E/P Combat Talon. Of the two aircraft one will be operated from the Kadena Air Base in Japan and the other from the RAF Mildenhall in the United...

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Successful test flight of Sikorsky built CH-53K helicopter

Sikorsky successfully conducted the first test flight of the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter prototype, known as Engineering Development Model-1 (EDM-1) to be developed for the U.S. Marine Corps. The 30-minute flight signals the beginning of a 2,000-hour flight test program using four test aircraft. The CH-53K King Stallion helicopter program worth...

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Japan orders three Boeing KC-46A aerial tankers

Japan has awarded a contract for three new aerial tanker to Boeing which had offered its KC-46A aerial refuelling and transport aircraft.  The induction is slated to begin from 2020 and each tanker is expected to cost $172.8 Million. The KC-46 is equipped with the latest and most advanced technology which includes the...

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