April 30, 2018

Naked Merkel refugee smashing a German car with a heavy iron bar

Gulf Air Debuts First Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner

French Navy - FS Provence (D652) FREMM Frigate

Huge explosion at 46 Brigade arms depot in Hama, Syria

Indian Army's firepower

April 29, 2018

Tiger helicopter showcasing its maneuverability ILA 2018

Australian Air Force EA18G Growler aircraft

Bashar al Assad asking for street directions in Syria

In February, Russian mercenaries attacked a US base in Syria

A British Royal Navy hunter-killer submarine breaches through a thick layer of ice during Arctic exercises with the U.S. Navy

Small rocket ship of the project 22800 "Squall" will be launched for the Russian Navy at St. Petersburg Shipbuilding Enterprise "Pella"

2 USAF MC-130J aircrafts refuel 4 French EC725 Caracal helicopters during joint exercise DARKDUNE 18

A Indian Navy Il-38 had to make en emergency landing at Zhukovsky airport, Russia on Apr. 28.

Study concludes Japanese Izumo-class helicopter destroyers can support F-35B

A study commissioned by Japan’s Defense Ministry has found that the Izumo-class helicopter destroyers can support the Lockheed Martin F-35B.

Apache in Germany

The cadet from Krasnodar Higher Military Aviation makes save crash landing of L-39 in the field after bird hit

April 28, 2018

CH 53K Aerial Demo at 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show

Taliban Releases Pictures Showing Its Fighters Preparation For ‘Al Khandaq’ Offensive

Chinese Marines Exercises with APCs

Islamic State Releases Pictures Showing Assassination Of An Intelligence Agent In Bakara Market In Mogadishu

Islamic State’s Khorasan Province (ISKP) Releases Pictures Showing Its ‘Muhammad Bin Maslamah Al-Ansari’ Military Training Camp

This is the moment Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un signed an agreement pledging to end the Korean War

Embraer to deliver first KC-390 closer to end of the year

Embraer disclosed during an earnings call with journalists that its KC-390 cargo plane is expected to be delivered to launch customer – the Brazilian Air Force – “closer to end of the year.”

EA-18G to get machine learning algorithms

The EA-18G will soon have machine learning software installed in order for its crew to better counter modern radar systems.

Germany and France plans to jointly develop a next-generation fighter jet

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and her French counterpart Florence Parly have appeared at an air show in Berlin to present a plans to jointly develop a next-generation fighter jet.

According to the Reuters, the German and French defence ministers signed a document outlining the high-level common requirements for a new fighter jet, a letter of intent to explore joint development of a maritime warfare aircraft for use from 2035 and a concept of operations for a joint training and operation of a fleet of C-130J transport planes.

“This is a historic agreement,” Parly told a throng of journalists, military officials and industry executives. “It shows that Europe is more than a sum of medium-sized powers, and can take its fate into its own hands and ensure its autonomy.”

Germany jointly with French are to take over the development of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), a complex project incorporating an “optionally manned” command platform, unmanned components and a new fighter plane that is being tentatively scheduled for takeoff around 2040.

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According to the German Defence Ministry factsheet, this plane does not yet have a name, and is only referred to as a Next Generation Weapons System (NGWS). Nor are many other details known about the aircraft, other than that it will carry both air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles.

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The move to develop a new warplane is seen as a preliminary step towards overcoming differences that have left Europe struggling to maintain three competing fighter programs – France’s Rafale, Sweden’s Gripen and the Eurofighter, involving Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain.

Indian Naval Air Enclave (NAE) at the Cochin International Airport commissioned for operations by large military aircraft

April 27, 2018

Three more F 35As delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force

Kim Jong Un is going back to North Korea for lunch

with bodyguards

Russia’s Ministry of Defense claims it has gotten its hands on a Tomahawk cruise missile

During a briefing session for the media, a spokesperson from the Russian Defense Ministry says a Tomahawk and a high-accuracy air-launched missile fired by the West on Syria has been captured and brought to Moscow for evaluations.

Kim Jong Un Could Eventually End North Korea's 68-Year War With South Korea

NAVAIR to help RTN upgrade its Do 228

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has issued a request for information (RFI) on Apr. 23 for the upgrade of seven Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Dornier 228s.

Indian Air Force chief says “significant increase” in Chinese fighter deployments in Tibet

Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has raised concerns over “significant increase” in Chinese deployment of fighters in Tibet.

A multi-aircraft multiflight circumnavigates the motherland's treasure island

(title translated from Chinese)

The best moments of joint Russian-Belarusian tactical airborne training

The historic moment when GREAT LEADER Kim Jong P-Un-G shook hands with Moon Jae-I and crossed into the South

April 26, 2018

Qatari Rafale flown by a pilot of Qatar Emiri Air Force

Taliban Releases Pictures Showing Its Fighters Preparation For Al Khandaq Offensive

Taliban with photographer

A mine ship of the project 12700 "Ivan Antonov" was launched in St. Petersburg

New Korsar UAV to take part in Russia’s Victory Day parade for the first time

XV-24A program canceled

DARPA has made a decision not to proceed to Phase 3 of the Aurora Flight Sciences’ XV-24A LightingStrike hybrid-electric, high-speed vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) X-plane, Aviation Week reports.

Islamic State Beheads 2 Captive SAA Soldiers In Damascus

Chile looking at Israel for F-16 upgrade

Jane’s is reporting that Chile would like Israel to upgrade some of its F-16s due to controls and limitations set by the American Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system.

Boarding exercise from Dutch Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman

Thai aircraft carrier in anti-submarine exercise with U.S. Navy

Royal Thai Navy aircraft carrier HTMS Chakri Naruebet is participating in an anti-submarine and maritime domain awareness exercise with the U.S. Navy.

VP-905 Parshurama, the restored WW2 DC-3 Dakota for the Indian Air Force landed 20 minutes ago at Jamnagar, Gujarat

F-15E, A10 inside flight

Launch of Russian Rokot with ESA's Sentinel 3B Satellite

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that killed the political leader of the Houthi militia, Saleh Al-Samad

Where it happened ?

April 25, 2018

Islamic Rebels kill 7 Pakistani solders in triple suicide attack

At least seven Balochistan Constabulary personnel were martyred and 15 others, including eight Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers, got injured on Tuesday when three suicide bombers blew themselves up in Quetta in quick succession, according to officials.

The first suicide bomber exploded himself outside an FC check post at Mian Ghundi on the outskirts of the provincial capital after he was spotted by the guards manning the check post. Eight FC personnel were injured in the explosion.

210 officers and men from the Chinese PLArmy participate in Army Staff contest

Remote sensing image interpretation contest.

F-35B emergency landing in Japan

A F-35B was forced to make an emergency landing at Tsuiki airbase, Japan on Apr. 24. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force says the jet had issues with its airframe that resulted in the emergency landing.

April 24, 2018

CAMCOPTER® S 100 and H145 Manned UnManned Teaming Demonstration

In a groundbreaking demonstration on 17 April 2018, Schiebel’s #CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) and Airbus Helicopters’ manned #H145 successfully completed a series of Manned UnManned Teaming (MUM-T) flights.
Level 5 interoperability was achieved by providing the user onboard the manned aircraft with full command and control over the UAS and its payload, including launch and recovery.

Embraer KC-390 - The new generation medium airlift

Houthi separatists destroyed Abrams tank used by Saudi troops

7 Fokker Dr.I Triplanes flying in formation

Royal New Zealand Navy Adds FarSounder Sonar

FarSounder's flagship forward-looking sonar, the FarSounder-1000, is the latest cutting-edge gear slated to equip the Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN) future fleet replenishment tanker, HMNZS Aotearoa (A12). The company's longest range sonar will provide real-time 3D data on what is ahead as the tanker navigates the seas giving the vessel's crew an elevated level of safety and security.

HMNZS Aotearoa is a Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) Vessel that is bound for use by the New Zealand Defense Force under the maritime arm, the RNZN. This new naval tanker will be replacing HMNZS Endeavour, a veteran ship in the RNZN scheduled for decommissioning in the near future. With construction underway in South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard, this naval tanker will be the largest vessel in the RNZN fleet and be equipped with ice-strengthened and winterized steel for a full range of New Zealand Defense Force operations in Antarctica. This state-of-the-art technology along with a FarSounder-1000 aboard, the HMNZS Aotearoa is the perfect ship to take over these duties of the aging HMNZS Endeavour.

Additionally, the tanker will be suitable for a number of missions, from logistics support to maritime protection, to humanitarian aid and disaster relief. FarSounder's innovative sonar will be a paramount addition to the 24,000-metric ton vessel as it carries out operations in disaster zones with dangerous debris and changing seafloors. It will also be important in missions in the always challenging Antarctic environment.

FarSounder's South Korean dealer, Oceantech Co., is the facilitator for this project responsible for delivering the FarSounder-1000 for installation. The vessel's expected delivery date to its home port in New Plymouth is January 2020, with operations set to commence March 2021.

Malaysia Extends Airbus Support Contract for A400M

Airbus has extended its contract with the Ministry of Defence to provide a  wide range of support services for the Royal Malaysian Air Force's (RMAF) A400M airlifters.

A statement issued by Airbus said the agreement was signed on Wednesday at the Defence Services Asia 2018 exhibition here.

This contract would extend an existing services deal between Airbus and MinDef.

Malaysia is the first export customer for the A400M and the RMAF received its fourth aircraft in 2017.

Under the contract, Airbus will continue to provide performance-based services including material support, engineering services, flight operations and maintenance support for the RMAF A400Ms. Airbus will work with the local industry to deliver these services.

The agreement also covers additional spare parts and ground equipment, as well as training courses, to support A400M air-to-air refuelling operations.

Airbus personnel will continue to be deployed at RMAF No 22 squadron at the Subang Air Base to support the service. However, their numbers will gradually reduce as RMAF officers and other locally-hired personnel take over the work.

Airbus defence and space's head of military aircraft services Stephan Miegel said: “The RMAF A400M fleet has been achieving excellent aircraft availability, which is testament to the effectiveness of the current services contract.

“We are strongly focused on continuing to build the RMAF’s expertise on the A400M and transferring the support activity to the air force itself and the local workforce.”

In addition to the A400Ms, over 100 Airbus civil and military helicopters are in service in Malaysia.

Airbus has also secured orders for more than 720 passenger and cargo aircraft from Malaysian customers.

It also said it has developed strong industrial partnerships in the country, and its activities are worth US$400mil per year for Malaysia’s economy and sustain over 4,000 local jobs.

Joint artillery shooting of Russian Pacific Fleet ships in the Sea of Japan

Aerial Views of Atlas V AFSPC-11

Gun Vloggers Are Flipping Out At Youtube's Crackdown On Their Videos

Tokyo may resume testing of X-2

An anonymous Japanese official told Flight Global that Tokyo may resume the X-2 flight test program in future.

April 23, 2018

Satellite photos indicate precision of raid on Iranian military base in Syria


Satellite images taken before and after a raid on an Iranian military facility in Syria earlier this month reveal the precision and limited scope of the airstrikes, Channel 10 reported Sunday.

The images obtained by the channel show the charred remains of a single hangar at the Tiyas airbase, with the surrounding area relatively unaffected.

Iran, Syria, Russia, and some US officials have all said that Israel was responsible for the strike on the base, also known as T-4. Israel has not commented.
According to the TV report, the pre-dawn rain on April 9 attack was carried out with “surgical precision,” and was limited to the arsenal of Iranian weapons stored at the airbase outside the city of Palmyra.

“[The raid] was a barrage of small explosives designed to destroy the contents of the hanger, but not damage unintended targets,” Channel 10 said.

The April 9 strike killed 14 people, including at least seven members of the Revolutionary Guards, of which one was the head of its drone program, Col. Mehdi Dehghan.The strikes did not appear to target Russian military equipment or Syrian anti-aircraft systems that were also at Tiyas.

This was the second time the base was struck. Israel acknowledged hitting the base in February after Iran flew an explosive-laden drone into Israel. Israel says the drone was launched from the base.

The IDF said in February that it bombed “four Iranian targets that are part of Iran’s military establishment in Syria.”

This included a mobile command center on the T-4 military, from which an Iranian operator allegedly flew the drone that entered Israeli territory, according to the IDF.One F-16 fighter jet was hit while flying over Syria during the raid, but managed to return to Israel, where its two pilots bailed out of the plane, which crashed into a field in the Jezreel Valley.

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