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  • Russia's New Military Equipment Approved
    Russia's New Military Equipment Approved 1 October 2020
    The Russian Defence Ministry held a commission meeting on technologies developed for security forces. Equipment prototypes based on advanced technology and innovative research have passed the approval of the relevant military authorities.  Within the scope of the Commission: An easy-to-erect bunker designed to station and camouflage military equipment and personnel was introduced at temporary locations. Not only does it protect military equipment from...
  • Dog Fight Analysis Over the Mediterranean
    Dog Fight Analysis Over the Mediterranean 28 August 2020
    Turkish Defense Ministry released videos of six Greek F-16s trying to violate the NAVTEX declared.  Turkish fighters carried out "dog fight" with Greek ones and Ministry released the video on social media. Greek F-16s left the region, according to the rules of "dog fight",  Eastern Mediterranean Exclusive Economic Zone dispute between Turkey and Greece, is becoming a tense issue. Turkey declared NAVTEX and Greek F-16s approached this regi...
  • Cobham repurposes fighter-jet tech for COVID-19 ventilators
    Cobham repurposes fighter-jet tech for COVID-19 ventilators 8 April 2020
    Cobham has announced on April 3rd that it has successfully modified its existing hardware used for oxygen systems in military aircraft to create an air pressure regulator, which can be used within a ventilator system to precisely control the flow of oxygen to the patient.   “This regulator has been designed to the working specifications defined by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for the NHS. Cobham is working with a UK-based consortium an...
  • China to Test New Rocket
    China to Test New Rocket 12 February 2020
    China, been staring into space for a long time. In this context, Beijing will carry out a new test launch. As part of its manned space station program, China has developed a new carrier platform on the Long March 5 rocket. The new rocket, called Long March 5B, will carry the necessary parts into orbit as part of the space station installation work. Long March 5B, which counts days for the first launch, reached the launch area after 1 week of sea and rail transportation. The first tr...
  • X-60A Completes Critical Design Review
    X-60A Completes Critical Design Review 7 March 2019
    The X-60A, an air-dropped liquid rocket for hypersonic flight research, has completed its critical design review. The first flight is scheduled in about a year, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) says. AFRL, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division, in partnership with Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc., is developing the X-60A vehicle. It is an air-dropped liquid rocket specifically designed for hypersonic flight research. AFRL&r...
  • Russia Prepares Higher and Heavier Jump for Paratroopers
    Russia Prepares Higher and Heavier Jump for Paratroopers 22 February 2019
    Russia prepares new special-purpose parachute systems with oxygen equipment for Airborne Force high-altitude jumps. Airborne Force Commander Andrei Serdyukov made public information about oxygen gear. "As part of the experimental design work that has been carried out, new special-purpose ‘wing-type’ parachutes with oxygen gear have been developed for landing from high altitudes," the general said. Since 2018, Russia has also been developing a parachut...
  • NASAMS For India
    NASAMS For India 30 July 2018
    India is working on a missile shield around its capital Delhi to make it immune to military or 9/11 attacks from aircraft, missiles and drones, The Times of India wrote. Indian Defence Ministry has approved the purchase of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) worth around $1 billion from the US. NASAMS is a medium-range, network-centric air defence system designed and developed jointly by Raytheon and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. ...
  • STM Completed Production of LOX Tank for Future Sub
    STM Completed Production of LOX Tank for Future Sub 22 May 2018
    A new milestone has been reached in the frame of ongoing activities under a contract signed between STM and Thyssenkrupp in 2009.  STM has successfully completed the production of one of the main elements of the air-independent propulsion system, LOX (Liquid Oxygen) Tank, of the third New Type Submarine TCG Muratreis submarine, one of six platforms currently under construction at Gölcük Shipyard.
  • UTC Cleared to Acquire Rockwell Collins
    UTC Cleared to Acquire Rockwell Collins 8 May 2018
    The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in the aerospace sector. The decision is conditional on divestment of businesses in actuators, pilot controls, ice protection and oxygen systems. UTC has committed to divest activities covering the entire overlap between the two companies and to preserve fair competition environment in the market.
  • MT-LB MEDEVAC In Service
    MT-LB MEDEVAC In Service 11 April 2018
    The Ukrainian Land Forces took delivery of the new party MT-LBS medical evacuation vehicles. MT-LBS platforms which is developed from MT-LB were delivered by VK Sistema.   Developed on MT-LB, MT-LB-S has the necessary space and tools to provide medical support. The platform contains monitors, first aid units, oxygen support, respiratory support devices and equipment for injured transport in order to monitor the patient's condition. The vehicle, which allows carryi...
  • Texan II Inspections Continue
    Texan II Inspections Continue 5 April 2018
    The US Air Force's (USAF's) search for a root cause of hypoxia-like physiological events occurred on T-6 Texan II turboprop trainer and light-attack aircraft still continues. In a statement dated 3 April, USAF said another inspection will be initiated at Edwards Air Force Base. During the tests, the T-6 aircrew breathing system will be characterized through all phases of flight. Testing will start in early April and conclude by mid-May 2018. Two T-6 aircraft, ...
  • EA-18G  crew suffered from frostbite after ECS failed in flight
    EA-18G  crew suffered from frostbite after ECS failed in flight 25 February 2018
    The two-seater EA-18G experienced an unexpected failure during its cruising at 25,000 feet Jan. 29, on a flight from Washington State’s Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to Naval Weapons Station China Lake.  Aircraft’s Environmental Control System (ECS) failed, the temperature inside the cockpit dropped to -30 degrees and a layer of ice engulfed the canopy and instrument panels. The two pilots were forced to use the emergency oxygen supply, which was completely depleted by the...
  • ANKA Received Indigenous Engine
    ANKA Received Indigenous Engine 20 February 2018
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ANKA, designed and produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), has now got an indigenous engine. Two PD-170 engines developed by TAI Motor Company (TEI) in Eskişehir were brought to TAI facilities to be tested on ANKA. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, ground tests are being conducted of ANKA, where a stronger indigenous engine is installed. Indigenous engine equipped ANKA's first flight is expected by the end of February. The platform wi...
  • US Offers 'SuperCobra'
    US Offers 'SuperCobra' 18 January 2018
    The US Government decided to offer surplus Marine Corps Bell AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters to international customers from February.  The helicopters entered service with the USMC in 1986. Powered by twin General Electric T700-GE-401 engines, the AH-1W has a top speed of 147 kt, a range of 256 n miles (474 km), and a service ceiling of 18,700 ft (limited to 10,000 ft by oxygen requirements), all in a basic combat configuration.  The platform is equippe...
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II's Grounded
    A-10 Thunderbolt II's Grounded 10 January 2018

    A-10 Thunderbolt II aircrafts at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base are grounded. It was announced that the flights were stopped because of the oxygen problems pilots had.

    At the end of November, flights were canceled when two pilots felt hypoxia-like symptoms during flight, and the both aircraft returned to the base using reserve oxygen systems. During the investigation of the cause of the problem, the A-10 Thunderbolt II flights of the base were stopped until a second or...
  • Tests of ANKA's Indigenous Engine Completed, Countdown Began
    Tests of ANKA's Indigenous Engine Completed, Countdown Began 13 October 2017
    Developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the domestic PD170 engine is counting days to be mounted on ANKA. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the development work on the engine has been completed. ANKA's flying conditions were applied to the engine and the previously targeted performance data was reached. The project, signed between the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) and TEI on 27 December 2012, covered the development of a turbodiesel a...
  • Oxygen Solution For F-35 20 July 2017
    Honeywell, the manufacturer of the F-35’s onboard oxygen generation system (OBOGS), is to upgrade the system's algorithm associated with oxygen concentration to optimize the flow of oxygen. An F-35 joint program office spokesperson told Defense News that even though there was no indication the delivered oxygen concentration was a contributor to any of the recent events, they hoped this upgrade would prevent further deprivation issues.  According to F-35 ...
  • US Navy At A Dead End
    US Navy At A Dead End 14 June 2017
    The US Navy efforts to diagnose the root cause of the problems with the Onboard Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS) of T-45 Goshawk jet trainer aircraft is at a dead end, according to USN Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) chief Vice Admiral Paul Grosklags. Speaking at a US Senate panel on 13 June, Grosklags said the USN had not been able to discover a toxin or contaminant in the breathing gas.  T-45 trainer fleet was grounded ...
  • F-35A Oxygen Problem
    F-35A Oxygen Problem 10 June 2017
    The US Air Force has suspended operations of five F-35As due to oxygen deficiency. According to the announcement of the service, the pilots of Arizona Luke Air Base have experienced oxygen deficiency five times in the last month. As the life support system shut down, oxygen tubes kicked in and before the pilots lose consciousness, the mission was cancelled. The service halted the flights of F-35As until Monday to find out the origin of the problem.
  • Alternative Solution For T-45s
    Alternative Solution For T-45s 19 April 2017
    The US Navy resumes operations of its fleet of Boeing T-45 Goshawk jet trainer aircraft which was grounded on 5 April due to the problems with the Onboard Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS). Although the root of the issues still remain unknown, the Commander Naval Air Forces said they have identified a way forward to resume flight operations safely by limiting the maximum cabin altitude to below 10,000 ft in order to be able to operate without using the OBOGS system. The navy emp...
  • T-45s Grounded For One More Week
    T-45s Grounded For One More Week 11 April 2017
    The US Naval Air Forces has extended the operational pause of the T-45 fleet by at least another week. The service grounded the T-45Cs for three days last week, after complaints concerning the aircraft’s oxygen breathing system which resulted with the pilots refusing to carry out their training missions. the commander of Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker said that they were dedicating the best people to find solutions and allocating necessary m...
  • Oxygenation Problem on Trainers
    Oxygenation Problem on Trainers 7 April 2017
    The US Navy grounded its T-45 trainer aircraft for three days due to physiological episodes experienced in the cockpit that were caused by contamination of the aircraft's Onboard Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS). Flight operations are expected to resume on Monday.  The T-45C Goshawk is a two-seat, single-engine, carrier-capable jet trainer aircraft used by the Navy and Marine Corps for intermediate and advanced jet training. 
  • Germany Completed its Submarine Fleet
    Germany Completed its Submarine Fleet 6 October 2016
    The sixth Type 212A submarine U36 is to enter service with the German Navy on 10 October. A ceremony will be held at the Eckernförde Navy Base, in which the vessel will be homeported. The submarine was built by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG (HDW) and and Thyssen Nordseewerke GmbH (TNSW). The most prominent feature of the Type 212 is an air-independent propulsion system using a silent hydrogen/oxygen fuel cell system that makes the submarine more difficult to detect and inceases submers...
  • Countdown Began for INSAT-3DR Launch
    Countdown Began for INSAT-3DR Launch 8 September 2016
    The countdown for the launch of advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR onboard GSLV-F05 has begun. India’s indigenous cryogenic GSLV engine, a three-stage launch vehicle developed by ISRO, will go through a critical test on Thursday. The launch will be the first time an indigenous cryogenic engine will be used on an operational flight. The need to develop indigenous cryogenic engines arose, as these engines are necessary to put satellites in geostationary orbit and all Russia-supplied eng...