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  • Air-to-Ground Ammunition Selection of Fifth Generation
    Air-to-Ground Ammunition Selection of Fifth Generation 31 May 2020
    Today's technology has made it possible for fifth-generation aircraft that were almost impossible for the another country approximately 15-20 years ago in the US. The Republic of Korea, which acquired F-35 Lightning IIs from the USA in line with the country's modern battlefield requirements, launched the KF-X (Korean Fighter-eXperimental) fifth-generation aircraft project in the same framework. In the process, which continued with the industrial partnership of Indo...
  • Morocco to Acquire $985 Million Worth Weapon
    Morocco to Acquire $985 Million Worth Weapon 14 September 2019
    The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of various TOW-2A missiles and weapons for an estimated cost of $985 million. The proposed sale includes sale of 2,401 TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF); and 28 TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF). The estimated cost is $776 million. Morocco government has also requested the sale of 5,810 MK82-1 Bombs (Tritonal); 300 MK84-4 Bombs (Tritonal); 105 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM...
  • $6 961 Billion Worth Export
    $6 961 Billion Worth Export 7 May 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to three countries for five different defence items. Two for Bahrain, two for Czech Republic and one for United Arab Emirates. Total cost for Bahrain is $ 3. 228 billion. Total tag price for Czech Republic is 1. 085 billion and UAE will pay $2.728 billion. Total export value is $6 961 billion. Bahrain will acquire various Patriot missile systems and related support and equipment for an...
  • Iomax Markets Archangel for FMS Deal in Egypt
    Iomax Markets Archangel for FMS Deal in Egypt 9 December 2018
    Archangel, a low-cost, long-endurance armed surveillance aircraft ensuring six hours time on station in the armed configuration and 10 hours in the ISR configuration was presented in Egypt by Iomax. The Archangel can currently be armed with GBU-12/58 Laser Guided Bombs, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, and ROKETSAN Cirit 2.75” Laser Guided Rockets. Egypt has defined a requirement for 12 aircraft through the FMS process.
  • Queen has Completed F-35B Tests
    Queen has Completed F-35B Tests 28 November 2018
    Royal Navy announced the completion of the F-35B Lightning II trials on-board HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08). With the completion of the trials, an important milestone was left behind for the B model F-35 aircraft and the Royal Navy. In the development testing-2 (DT-2) phase, pilots, ship-based maintenance personnel and ground support personnel gained significant experience about the fifth-generation aircraft operation. 85 sorties were conducted during the tests. In this process, aircra...
  • MQ-9 Block 5 Will Have Extended Range
    MQ-9 Block 5 Will Have Extended Range 18 May 2018
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a $206 million contract to retrofit 122 MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft, the US Department of Defence announced on 16 May. Work is expected to be complete by 20 June 2024.  General Atomics will retrofit the MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper drones with extended-range, beyond-line-of-sight, and Barrett asymmetrical digital datalink computer (BADDC) router modification kits. These upgrades will enable the ...
  • CIRIT Launch by Archangel
    CIRIT Launch by Archangel 13 April 2018
    IOMAX, a USA based aerospace systems integrator, has released a footage of an Archangel aircraft launching Cirit missile.  Cirit was developed by Turkish ROKETSAN company. Archangel is capable of employing GBU-12/58 Laser Guided Bombs and AGM-114 Hellfire other than CIRIT 2.75” Laser Guided Rockets.  https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/984042847140753408
  • F-35 Weapons Delivery Accuracy Tests Wrapped Up
    F-35 Weapons Delivery Accuracy Tests Wrapped Up 20 December 2017
    F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) completed a major test milestone, Weapons Delivery Accuracy (WDA) flight tests that began in July 2013. The WDA portion of the F-35 developmental test and evaluation mission ensures the fifth-generation fighter’s weapons system can deliver lethal ordnance both air-to-air and air-to-ground using the jet’s warfighting Block 3F software. The ITF used all three F-35 variants and delivered air-to-air missiles including AIM-120s, the ...
  • New Member of M-346 Family, At Le Bourget
    New Member of M-346 Family, At Le Bourget 19 June 2017
    Leonardo is exhibiting the new fighter attack version of the M-346, the M-346FA, for the first time at International Paris Air Show, which opened its door to its visitors today. M-346FA took its place next to the two existing variants of the aircraft; the Advanced Jet Trainer and the multi-role M-346FT (Fighter Trainer). Leonardo equipped this new variant with the Grifo multi-mode fire control radar, designed and manufactured by the company it...
  • The US Increases the Number of Armed Drones
    The US Increases the Number of Armed Drones 18 May 2017
    General Atomics has been awarded a $400 million contract to provide MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the US Air Force, according to the US Department of Defence's press release on Tuesday. The MQ-9 Reaper is the primary offensive strike drone for the USAF.  Reapers equipped with new GPS-maneuvered joint direct attack munition GBU-38 bombs become operational for the first time earlier this month. Already equipped with AGM-114 Hellfire missile...
  • The First GBU-12 Test With F-35C
    The First GBU-12 Test With F-35C 21 April 2017
    The US F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed a first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a specially built GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb against a moving target on 29 March, Edwards Air Force Base announced today. This F-35 weapons delivery accuracy test was the first from an F-35 in the 3F software configuration, which has incorporated new release logic called Lead Point Compute to enhance effectiveness against moving targets, with the objective of reducing pil...
  • Egypt Considers Acquiring Archangel
    Egypt Considers Acquiring Archangel 16 March 2017
    The Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is negotiating with IOMAX for Archangel aircraft for Border Patrol and close air support (CAS) missions. IOMAX that had attended to IDEX 17 expo at United Arab Emirates (UAE) returns US with negotiations with Egypt in pocket. IOMAX began negotiations with the Egyptian MoD for upgrading its 12 IOMAX AT-802s and acquiring 10 additional Archangel Block-2 Border Patrol Aircraft (BPA). Egypt’s 12 aircraft are donated to Cairo by the UAE.
  • First Fire of GBU-12 From F-35A
    First Fire of GBU-12 From F-35A 22 January 2017
    The US Air Force announced on its website http://www.af.mil that for the first time, an F-35A fired a GBU-12 ammunition. According to the information on the website, six F-35A armed with laser guidance kit GBU-12 have taken off from Eglin Air Base on 17 January and released two bombs to Eglin Shooting Range. The service did not disclose the weather conditions of the range, however released a photograph showing ammunition installation to the ...
  • Argentina Continues Pursuing a New Fighter Aircraft
    Argentina Continues Pursuing a New Fighter Aircraft 24 October 2016
    The Argentinian Air Force considers Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master advanced jet trainer and light fighter aircraft to replace retired Dassault Mirage III and V fleets, Italian ministry of Defence announced on 19 October. Reportedly, FAA tested the aircraft’s air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities of M-346 which is able to carry a wide range of munitions such as Mk 82/83/84 unguided bombs and GBU-12/16 and Opher Mk 82 guided bombs. FAA also tested Korean Aerospace Industries’ (K...
  • United Arab Emirates to get bombs for $785 million
    United Arab Emirates to get bombs for $785 million 20 July 2016
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for munitions, sustainment, and support. The estimated cost is $785 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 15, 2016. The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requests approval to procure seven thousand seven hundred (7,700) GBU-10 guidance kits with seven thousand s...
  • Saab reveals Gripen E 18 May 2016
    Defence and security company, Saab, unveils the first test aircraft of the next generation, Gripen E. The unveiling of the first Gripen E test aircraft  takes place at at Saab’s facilities in Linköping. On stage, Major General Mats Helgesson - Swedish Air Force Chief of Staff; Tenente Brigadeiro-do-Ar, Nivaldo Luiz Rossato - Chief of Brazilian Air Force, Ulf Nilsson - head of Saab Aeronautics; Daniela Ivanic - systems engineer Saab Aeronautics and Matti Olsson - head...
  • France to buy US made Laser-Guided bombs from Sweden 2 April 2016
    France has requested laser-guided bombs according to Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist.  Sweden is now evaluating to provide military support to France’s fight against the Islamic State group across the Middle East. The MoD has signalled that it is ready to deliver consisting mainly of US-made laser-guided bombs, rom the Swedish Armed Forces' (SAF) own arsenal. This arsenal includes an unknown number of GBU-12 Paveway II 227-kilogram laser-guided bombs produced by Lockheed Mar...