Russian military helicopter crashes in Syria

Multiple news outlets reported that a Russian military helicopter crashed in northeast Syria. Syrian media on Feb. 28, reported that a Russian helicopter crashed in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr, north of Syria’s Hasakah, two kilometers from the former dairy farm that Russian forces use as their base. Also stated that one […]

Ukrainian new combat drone makes international debut at IDEX 2021

Ukraine’s military export agency, Ukrspecexport, unveiled the Sokil-300 unmanned combat aerial vehicle at the biennial International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX). The Sokil-300 (Falcon-300) is a strike drone developed by the Kyiv-based LUCH Design Bureau. It is a surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developing for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The Sokil-300 drone is armed with […]

Quantum-Systems to display its latest drone systems at IDEX 2021

The Germany-based Quantum-Systems will showcase some of its latest unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at the IDEX 2021 exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The company, which specializes in the development and production of modern UAVs, will showcase how to enhance the effectiveness of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions with its Vector and Scorpion 2-in-1 System. “Learn how […]

DARPA to develop new combat drone with air-to-air capabilities

A top-secret U.S. government body called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working to develop a new type of air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) that will have air-to-air capabilities. According to a DARPA’s statement, the research arm of the U.S. Defense Department is launching the LongShot program, which is developing an air-launched UAV […]

U.S. Army seeking long range precision munition for its new scout-attack helicopters

Last week, the U.S. Army posted a notice on the government’s main contracting website, asking for information from contractors about their ability to produce Long Range Precision Munition (LRPM) for integration on future scout-attack helicopters. The Army is seeking information on new munition solutions that can be demonstrated at an Army conducted shoot-off in the […]

Syrian rebels claims shooting down of Russian drone over Zawiya Mountain

The Turkey-backed rebels unit, known as the Al-Fatah al-Mubin, says it has shot down a Russian Orlan-10 unmanned aircraft over the strategic Zawiya Mountain, in the Jabal al-Zawiya region of Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib. In a statement released on social media, the Al-Fatah al-Mubin group claimed it had shot down the Orlan-10 medium-range, multipurpose […]

Sikorsky to build six VH-92A helicopters for Biden administration

U.S. helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of Lockheed Martin, will build six additional VH-92A Presidential Helicopters under a $470.8-million contract from the U.S. Navy. According to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. was awarded a modification to a previous contract from the Naval Air Systems Command for exercises options for […]

U.S. Army first operational unit receives newest version of Apache helicopter

The U.S. Army has reported that its first operational unit has received the latest version of the legendary Apache Apache attack helicopter. According to a recent service news release, the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion becomes the first operational unit to receive the AH-64E version 6 (V6) Apache helicopter. The V6 is equipped with an open systems design […]

Lockheed Martin gets $49M production contract for AH-1Z targeting system

The U.S. Defense Department awarded the AH-1Z targeting system production contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. The deal, which is a modification to a previous contract, worth almost $49.6 million and adds scope for the production and delivery of 19 AN/AAQ-30A target sight systems for AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters. The $49.6 million agreement between the U.S. […]

Sikorsky-Boeing team releases details of its revolutionary helicopter

On Monday, Sikorsky and partner Boeing has released details of its revolutionary helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft competition, known as FLRAA. Boeing says the new aircraft, named DEFIANT X, will be the fastest, most maneuverable and most survivable assault helicopter in history. Combined with the team’s unsurpassed experience in mission systems, […]