May 30, 2019
May 29, 2019
India’s investigation into the fatal crash of a Mirage 2000 fighter this year found that the incident is probably caused by a fault with the jet’s fly-by-wire flight control system.
May 28, 2019
May 27, 2019
May 26, 2019
Indian Navy Japanese Navy conducts passage exercises (PASSEX) in Andaman Sea with INS Sahyadri, JSIzumo & JSMurasame
#BridgesofFriendship #IndianNavy & @jmsdf_pao_eng conduct passage exercises (PASSEX) in Andaman Sea with #INSSahyadri, #JSIzumo & #JSMurasame. The ships conducted intensive Maritime Ops incl tactical manoeuvres & AS exercises on expendable target EMATT 1/2.. pic.twitter.com/HwmvoGHXXA— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) May 26, 2019
The Japanese government allowed the media into the VIP section of the government Boeing 747 for the first and final time on May 24.
An exclusive report by Up Media says Taiwan has obtained two Honeywell TPE331 turboprop engines to fit inside their indigenous Teng Yu UAV.
Italy’s newest Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Trieste was launched at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia on May 25.
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
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
New dashcam footage captures the moment a pilot ejected from an F-16 just before his fighter jet crashed into a warehouse near March Air Reverse Base in Southern California last week.— ABC News (@ABC) May 22, 2019
Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. https://t.co/rnh8B6ni6q pic.twitter.com/Lux8l5KMJ5
May 21, 2019
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
#BREAKING: This morning, #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 #PersianGulf to protect military bases, nuclear sites & oil refineries from danger of any #US airstrike. pic.twitter.com/OE8Za6GlX9— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) May 20, 2019
US Navy USS Abraham Lincoln participated in a Psychological Warfare exercise with the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Leyte Gulf and USS Bainbridge
#USNavy USS Abraham Lincoln participated in a Psychological Warfare exercise with the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Leyte Gulf and USS Bainbridge to scare #Iran's Islamic Regime from North Arabian Sea in past few days. Its 41 F/A-18E/Fs & 6 EA-18Gs had tens of flights in day & night pic.twitter.com/pko0q9KfHV— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019
The Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter achieved first flight on May 17 in Florida.
Seven French Navy Rafale M carrierborne fighters were forced to divert to Aceh, Indonesia on May 19 due to bad weather.
The sad reality of #Pakistan army. A soldier opens fire at unarmed civilians in a fit of rage. After all, #pashtunsdisownmanzoor and #Balochistan are just target practice for them. Pak army use tanks and attack helicopters against them. This is just an assault rifle. pic.twitter.com/eo2EoPslcD— Snehesh Alex Philip (@sneheshphilip) May 20, 2019
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
#Breaking: #Israel Defense Force has used EXTRA artillery rockets to hit several none-time sensitive targets (possibly #IRGC related) in #Damascus. #Syria Air Defense Force's Pantsir S1/2 SAM systems didn't manage to shoot them down. #IDF launched the rockets from #GolanHeights. pic.twitter.com/Zl50LPXIrP— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
May 16, 2019
IRGC backed Houthi rebels shot-down another UAE Air Force's RQ-1E Predator drone in South of Sana'a Yemen
May 15, 2019
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
#Breaking: 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. caused big fire in one of the oil reservoirs. The drones had been flown from deep inside #SaudiArabia's territory! pic.twitter.com/Ovv6P2kukD— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) May 14, 2019
The warning system was activated from abroad through Cyber attack and the oil in the reservoirs were pumped into the flare and burnt out for several minutes. But this didn't cause any explosion or fire in the facility. pic.twitter.com/gdtE9eALkA— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) May 14, 2019
Some cool footage of interoperability and work getting done in the skies above Alaska during Northern Edge 19
Last month, members of 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment deployed to Belize on Exercise Mayan Warrior.— British Army (@BritishArmy) May 14, 2019
In this video they show what operating in the hot humid environment of the Jungle is like.
More information can be found at https://t.co/gf2hOsd4Ib pic.twitter.com/IeaZJEJFQJ
May 14, 2019
Indian Army showcased their joint ops capability by undertaking company level airborne op at Teressa Island
Ex #BullStrike :Indian ArmedForces showcased their joint ops capability by undertaking company level #airborne op at Teressa Island in #Andaman&Nicobar.— Manish Prasad (@manishindiatv) May 13, 2019
Today 170 troops from @IAF_MCC @adgpi @indiannavy services undertook para drop ops in a Combat Free Fall & Static Line mode. pic.twitter.com/GKTFxj2yPF
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
#Breaking: #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 #PersianGulf. This video shows Mersad deployment to #Asaluyeh this morning. pic.twitter.com/WjVB2L5fPF— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) May 13, 2019
Remember Balamorghab?— Abdul Rahman Rahmani (@rahmanrahmanee) May 13, 2019
Yes, I just received one of the videos that our own A-29s carried precision guided strikes on ISI backed Taliban terrorists, in one of those old days when TBN wanted to overrun that strategic district in Badghis in order to send terrorists to Central Asia! pic.twitter.com/e26PjHXm8f
May 13, 2019
Similar SPICE bombs were used by Indian Air Force to kill Pakistani terrorists recently.
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.
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.
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.
PLA to field a longer range(280km) 370mm guided rocket system to fill the gap between PHL-03A 300mm MRLS and SRBM
May 12, 2019
May 11, 2019
First AH-64E (I) Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the IAF at Boeing production facility in Mesa
#ApacheInduction: First AH-64E (I) Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the IAF at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona, USA on 10 May 19. Air Mshl AS Butola, represented the IAF & accepted the first Apache in a ceremony at Boeing production facility. pic.twitter.com/FzA0IfRine— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) May 11, 2019
May 10, 2019
South China Sea - US Navy William P. Lawrence , Indian Navy Kolkata, INS Shakti and Philippine Navy Andres Bonifacio
Ex VARUNA sea phase Day 3 saw multi-helicopter operations with cross deck landings. VBSS ops & towing exercise between Marine Nationale & Indian Navy ships
#ExVARUNA sea phase Day 3 saw multi-helicopter operations with cross deck landings. VBSS ops & towing exercise between @MarineNationale & #IndianNavy ships. Fighter ac ops in a high intensity combat exercise incl firing on Pigeon Island off Goa 1/n pic.twitter.com/LVs2xohSVT— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) May 10, 2019