May 25, 2019

India's DRDO successfully test-fires an indigenously-developed 500 kg class guided bomb from a Sukhoi combat jet












May 23, 2019

IAI See Far Radar






Performance of MANPADS calculations at the All-Army stage of the “Clear Sky-2019” contest in Eisk






German Bundeswehr in Afrika







TURKEY’S ROKETSAN UNVEILS LASER WEAPON "ALKA" AGAINST DRONES || WARTHOG 2019





Comms Troop Commanders | Royal Signals | British Army






Review Oplot BM main battle tank at SITDEF 2019 Ukraine defense Company Malyshev Plant






Otokar - Arma 8X8 Armoured Wheeled Vehicle






Brahmos-A Air To Ground Missile Test Fired From Sukhoi-30MKI Video





Naval Aviation Enterprise - Ensuring Readiness Everyday






High Altitude Airdrop Missions Support • HAAMS HALO Jump






F-35B Marine Aerial Refueling With KC-130J Hercules






May 22, 2019

New dashcam footage captures the moment a pilot ejected from an F-16 just before his fighter jet crashed into a warehouse








May 21, 2019

Indian Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani Fishing Boat with 100 Kgs of Heroin









Bell V-280 Valor -- Low-Speed Agility







Iran Air Defense Force deployed at-least a S-300PMU-2 battery, several Tor-M1 units as well as indigenous Tabas & Talash SAM systems to S. Iran near Persian Gulf








French Rafale







Swift021 VTOL Drone: PX4 Open Source Code






Timelaps MH-60 landing aboard the USS MOBILE BAY CG-53







US Navy USS Abraham Lincoln participated in a Psychological Warfare exercise with the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Leyte Gulf and USS Bainbridge







May 20, 2019

Japan cleared to buy 160 AIM-120C-7 missiles


The Trump administration has informed Congress on a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of 160 AIM-120C-7 air-to-air missiles.






Watch the maiden flight of HH-60W, USAF’s newest rescue bird


The Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter achieved first flight on May 17 in Florida.




Seven Rafale M fighters divert to Aceh, Indonesia due to weather


Seven French Navy Rafale M carrierborne fighters were forced to divert to Aceh, Indonesia on May 19 due to bad weather.



Lockheed Martin to help Rafael market SPICE

Lockheed Martin and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop, market, manufacture and support the latter’s SPICE stand-off weapon guidance kits.






Another China helicopter Z-10 crashed on Apr. 26


China has confirmed that one of its pilot was killed in a helicopter crash on Apr. 26.






Chinese fighter crash on May 18 caught on video


The incident is reported to be in Gaocun Town, Weihai City, Shandong Province. Parachutes were seen on the ground.







Departure for 8 months of mission alongside the Allies in Estonia







US Navy - Knighthawks F/A-18E Super Hornet Fighters Formation Flight







USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Kearsarge Joint Operations in the Arabian Sea







Rogue Pakistan army soldier opens fire at unarmed civilians in a fit of rage







May 19, 2019

Pakistan Army supported prominent Taliban COMMANDER was killed in a precision guided airstrike by our own A-29s in Kundoz








May 18, 2019

Nellis Air Force Base unveils F-16 in Russian-style color scheme






F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse in California






Belgium - End of posting mission to Estonia






New CH-47F Chinooks for Indian Air Force









Vertical climb. Mig29 Take Off







First flight of HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter






First flight of HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter






Israel Defense Force has used EXTRA artillery rockets to hit several none-time sensitive targets








May 16, 2019

View of the Bundeswehr airfield in Nordholz






Firing of Smerch MRLS







Boeing shows how high-speed Apache gunship will look like










Chinese HUD camera footage allegedly shows J-10 pilot ejecting after bird strike







Boeing sees a potential market for up to 2,600 T-X aircraft


A senior Boeing executive said during a media tour at its factory tour for the media in St. Louis that the aerospace giant sees a potential market for up to 2,600 T-X aircraft.




US Marine Corps - Reckless Alpha Electric Utility Task Vehicle








IRGC backed Houthi rebels shot-down another UAE Air Force's RQ-1E Predator drone in South of Sana'a Yemen








F18 pilot






May 15, 2019

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 79 Aboard USS Abraham Linclon






Brazil to take delivery of first modernized E-99M next year







Super Étendards being transported on the road in Argentina






At-least one of the seven Qasef-1 Loitering drones which were used by the IRGC's Houthi rebels in attack at the No.8 Oil Pump Station of Aramco Co










Some cool footage of interoperability and work getting done in the skies above Alaska during Northern Edge 19







Members of 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment deployed to Belize on Exercise Mayan Warrior








May 14, 2019

Indian Army showcased their joint ops capability by undertaking company level airborne op at Teressa Island









Iran Air Defense Force has deployed tens Sayyad-2/3 and Mersad SAM batteries to protect Oil refineries, military bases & nuclear sites from danger of any possible air strike by USAF near the Persian Gulf








Meaning of vortex







A-29s carried precision guided strikes on Pakistan ISI backed Taliban terrorists







May 13, 2019

Hanwha South Korean K30 Biho mobile air defense system for Indian Army






USS Roosevelt Launches Standard Missiles During Exercise Formidable Shield 2019






SPICE Family - High-Volume, Stand-off Strikes in GPS-Denied Arenas


Similar SPICE bombs were used by Indian Air Force to kill Pakistani terrorists recently.



Philippine Army Receives First Batch of Upgraded M113A2 RCWS-Equipped APC from Elbit Systems








One of the Philippine Army's M113A2 APC with RCWS disembarking on its own from the Philippine Navy's Bacolod City-class LSV BRP Bacolod City (LS-550).

On 11 May 2019, GMA News' reporter Raffy Tima posted a report and an accompanying video from his Twitter account on the deployment of additional Philippine Army (PA) assets in Jolo, Sulu to beef up security before the upcoming Mid-Term Elections this coming Monday 13 May 2019.

The video shows one of five M113A2 armored personnel carriers equipped with a 12.7mm machine gun on a remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) as it disembarks from the Philippine Navy Bacolod City-class logistics support vessel BRP Bacolod City (LS-550) . A corresponding photo was also posted by GMA News as profile photo of their report in their Facebook page.

Australia's Combined Arms Capability on Show at Exercise Chong Ju








A fighting force of tanks, helicopters, armoured reconnaissance vehicles, and infantry soldiers have showcased Australian Army’s joint combined arms capabilities during a live fire demonstration at Exercise Chong Ju in Puckapunyal, Victoria.

Spectators witnessed the versatile and decisive force of the Army through a fictional operational scenario that showcased the joint capabilities including M1A1 Abrams tanks, Australian light armoured vehicles (ASLAVs), a M777A2 howitzer, a Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter and infantry minor team tactics.

Chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO said Exercise Chong Ju demonstrated Army’s preparedness for operational deployments, and showcased its capabilities to partners in defence industry.

“This exercise is an opportunity for Defence leaders and defence industry to see how the Australian Defence Force systems work in unison and the effects on the battlefield in a potential operational scenario,” Lieutenant General Rick Burr said.

“We are an Army in motion. We are prepared to deploy our versatile capabilities for the joint force, which requires us to be ready to assist in crises here at home and across the globe, now and in the future."

The exercise also provided staff cadets of the Royal Military College - Duntroon an opportunity to experience the breadth of roles open to them upon graduation later this year.

Exercise Chong Ju is an annual Army exercise named after a battle in North Korea in 1950 when the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, supported by tanks and artillery, attacked and captured a large North Korean defensive line during their northward advance to the Yalu River.

Vietnamese Defense Budget to Reach $7.9 Billion by 2024






The Future of the Vietnamese Defense Industry to 2024: Defense Budget is Projected to Register a CAGR of 9.43% Over 2020-2024, to Reach $7.9 Billion by 2024

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Future of the Vietnamese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Vietnamese defense budget is projected to register a CAGR of 9.43% over 2020-2024, to reach US$7.9 billion by 2024.

This report provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies and key news.

China's increased naval presence and territorial claims in the disputed waters of South China Sea are the major factors compelling the Vietnamese government to increase its military capabilities. The Vietnamese Government allocated US$5.1 billion towards military expenditure in 2019, of which 32.5% is earmarked for the procurement of defense equipment. The country's defense expenditure increased at a CAGR of 7.34% over 2015-2019.

The country's military modernization efforts are focused on preventing China from taking hold of disputed territory in the South China Sea. Over the forecast period, the country is expected to procure fighter and multi-role aircraft, armored vehicles, naval vessels, patrol ships, maritime patrol aircraft, and surveillance equipment. The country's defense expenditure is projected to increase from US$5.5 billion in 2020 to US$7.9 billion by 2024, increasing at a CAGR of 9.43%.

Between 2015 and 2019, Vietnam cumulatively spent US$7.2 billion on defense equipment, while US$15 billion was assigned for revenue expenditure. Over the forecast period, Vietnam's capital expenditure is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.43% and revenue expenditure is expected to register growth of 9.44%. Vietnam's slow population growth is projected to increase per capita defense expenditure from US$53.7 in 2019 to US$79.3 by 2024.

Vietnamese homeland security expenditure, on a cumulative basis, is expected to be US$20.9 billion over the forecast period compared to US$12.7 billion spent between 2015 and 2019. Efforts to protect its maritime boundaries, coupled with the need to counter human trafficking and the illicit drug trade are anticipated to drive homeland security expenditure during the forecast period.

The lack of technology and low domestic defense capability has forced the country to import weapon systems from foreign OEMs in order to fulfill its military requirements. Over 2014 to 2018, Russia emerged as the largest supplier of military hardware to Vietnam with a share of over 77.9% of Vietnam's imports, followed by Israel, Belarus, South Korea and Ukraine accounting for 9%, 4.1%, 2.8% and 2% respectively. Vietnam prefers government-to-government deals when procuring defense equipment; therefore, improving government-to-government relationships are expected to open up business opportunities over the forecast period.

U.S. willing to sell PAC-3 and THAAD to India

The U.S. government has told New Delhi that it is willing to sell the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Patriot Advance Capability (PAC-3) air defense missile systems.






A USMC F-35B operating out of Iwakuni, Japan had a bird strike on May 7







USS Abraham Lincoln transiting the Suez Canal








PLA to field a longer range(280km) 370mm guided rocket system to fill the gap between PHL-03A 300mm MRLS and SRBM








NASA's Curiosity released this panorama of Mars a while ago







May 11, 2019

Qatar cleared to buy another 24 AH-64Es


The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential sale of 24 AH-64E Apaches to Qatar.






Canada bending the rules to allow F-35 to compete


Press reports from Canada says Ottawa is willing to loosen the industrial requirements for its fighter competition in order to allow the F-35 to compete.






First AH-64E (I) Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the IAF at Boeing production facility in Mesa








May 10, 2019

DARPA wants to teach AI how to dogfight


DARPA has created the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program to automate air-to-air combat with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).






Australian Army firepower demo at Ex Chong Ju 2019






South China Sea - US Navy William P. Lawrence , Indian Navy Kolkata, INS Shakti and Philippine Navy Andres Bonifacio









Singapore Navy Women’s Career Seminar 2019







USAF F-16 Theater Security Package In Romania (2019)






Rafale M of Marine Nationale landing in FNS Charles De Gaulle







Ex VARUNA sea phase Day 3 saw multi-helicopter operations with cross deck landings. VBSS ops & towing exercise between Marine Nationale & Indian Navy ships









May 9, 2019

China PLA female soldier motorcycle sidecar


funnily interesting




U.S. Marine Corps Battle Training • It Never Ends





Lost Gold of World War II: Secret CIA Treasure Hunters






US Army - Masters of the Sky!







Pakistan - Islamic terrorists target Elite force near sufi shrine named Data Darbar









MQ25 gets a new coat of paint – with a little flight test orange on the side







Syrian army (SAA) bombs rebel positions in northern Latakia







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