May 30, 2019

CH-53K continues to evolve through test flights, impressive performances

The U.S. Army - Keep pushing, keep moving

USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Kearsarge Joint Operations In 5th Fleet

May 29, 2019

Turkish instructor while training GNA militiamen on using Kirpi II MRAPs in Tripoli

30th anniversary of AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo’s first flight

The AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo fighter made its first fight 30 years ago today.

India discovered potential issue with Mirage 2000 FBW system

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

All together 👍UH-60s

Leonardo in Canada

Indian Army - Story of a Legend

True Collaboration - Gripen assembly

Troop Commanders | Royal Signals | British Army

DRDO successfully test fires Akash defence missile

Force Modernization: Army Ground Mobility Vehicle

Soyuz-2.1B launch vehicle with the Glonass-M spacecraft from the Plesetsk cos

Russian nuclear aircraft bunkers . What is inside ?

Dutch Port Defender: preparation for the unexpected

Russia MOD - Day Of The Baltic Fleet 2019

May 27, 2019

Mayor in Yamaguchi Prefecture against deployment of Aegis Ashore

The mayor of Abu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has petitioned the central government to scrap its plan to deploy the Aegis Ashore system in the Prefecture.

Mexican Navy Mi-17 crashes while fighting forest fire

A Mexican Navy Mi-17 helicopter has crash while helping to fight a forest fire.

May 26, 2019

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives home in Portsmouth after her maintenance period in dry dock

Indian Navy Japanese Navy conducts passage exercises (PASSEX) in Andaman Sea with INS Sahyadri, JSIzumo & JSMurasame

First and final look inside VIP section of Japan Air Force One Boeing 747

The Japanese government allowed the media into the VIP section of the government Boeing 747 for the first and final time on May 24.

VH-60Ns over Tokyo - U.S. military helicopters hit the links ahead of Trump’s visit

UAE cleared to buy RQ-21A

The U.S. Congress has been informed by the Trump administration on a potential Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates of 20 RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air Vehicles.

Taiwan has obtained TPE331 engines to power Teng Yun

An exclusive report by Up Media says Taiwan has obtained two Honeywell TPE331 turboprop engines to fit inside their indigenous Teng Yu UAV.

Watch the launching ceremony of Europe’s newest aircraft carrier

Italy’s newest Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Trieste was launched at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia on May 25.

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


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'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

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