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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Iran unveils indigenously made Roham VTOL UAV

Iran’s Defense Ministry on Saturday unveiled a homegrown Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities used for aerial photography. The Iranian drone, dubbed Roham, was unveiled along with six other defense-related products at a ceremony held on the occasion of the Government’s Week. Roham has been developed for taking aerial photographs over difficult terrains, where landing and take-off is impossible for other types of aircraft. 
Iran's new Roham VTOL drone
(Credit: Ali Khodaei)
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Ukraine has taken delivery of 5 M1152 Humvee in ambulance configuration from United States

According a statement of the Ukrainain Ministry of Defense, from August 27, 2016, the International Center for Peacemaking and Safety in the Lviv region has take the delivery of five M1152 Humvee ambulance from United States. 
American-made M1152 Humvee ambulance for the Ukrainian army
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Indonesia has performed live firing tests with Chinese-made Type 90 35mm anti-aicraft gun.

According Chinese Internet source, Indonesian Marine Corps conducted a live-fire testing on Chinese-made Type 90 twin-barreled 35 mm towed anti-aircraft gun on August 12, 2016. The test was conducted at a beach in the Sukabumi regency of West Java. Present at the test site were technicians from China North Industries (NORINCO), manufacturer of this air defense system.
Chinese army Type 90 35mm (PG99) 35mm anti-aicraft twin-gun.
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U.S. Navy's F-35C Continues Carrier Qualifications and At-Sea Testing with USS George Washington

The jet blast from seven F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft only added to the already intense summer heat and humidity on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73), Aug. 15, where the third and final round of at-sea developmental testing, or DT-III, was underway about 100 miles offshore from Virginia.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Ukrainian army has successfully test-fires new guided missile Vilha from BM-30 Smerch MLRS.

Ukrainian army has test-fired a new guided missile "Vilha" from Soviet-made BM-30 Smech MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System). Ukrainian military officials said that he missile has a range of up to 300 kilometers, and can be armed with various types of warheads, including nuclear.
The new guided missile Vilha fires from the Soviet-made BM-30 Smerch MLRS.
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Video: Fifth batch of PLAN pilots qualify for Liaoning aircraft carrier flight certification

According to an official statement by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) released this morning, a new batch of naval aviation pilots achieved their first landings and takeoffs aboard aircraft carrier Liaoning. These young J-15 pilots obtained their flight certification that allows them to conduct operation from and to the Chinese aircraft carrier.

Friday, 26 August 2016

VPK from Russia has designed new 30mm remote-controlled weapon station for Tigr 4x4 armored

Russia’s military-industrial company VPK LLC has designed a remote controlled version of the wheeled armored vehicle Tigr, armed with a 30-mm gun, CEO Aleksandr Krasovitsky told TASS. The remote-controlled Tigr is currently undergoing test runs and firing tests, and has performed impressively so far.
Tigr 4x4 armored vehicle fitted a remote controlled weapon station armed with a 30mm automatic cannon
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Russian Company VPK has delivered a batch of Tigr 4x4 armoured vehicles to Slovakia.

Russia’s Military Industrial Company (VPK) has delivered to Slovakia a batch of Tigr armored vehicles, Director General Alexander Krasovitsky said in an interview with TASS. The Tigr is a 4x4 armored vehicles designed and manufactured by the Arzamas Machine-Building Enterprise (part of VPK) in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region since 2005. 
Tigr GAZ-2975 is the police version in the Tigr family.
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Russia plans to equip Tu-22M3 long-range bombers with new Kh-32 cruise missile

Russia is finalizing the trials of a sophisticated cruise missile designated as Kh-32 and intended to equip the Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic long-range bomber fleet, according to the Izvestia daily. Once launched, the product of the Raduga Design Bureau climbs to an altitude of 40 km, to the stratosphere, to dive on the target at a steep angle. 
A RuAF Tu-22M3 long-range bomber carrying two Kh-32 cruise missiles
(Source: Internet)
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New Iranian-made Karrar MBT Main Battle Tank unveiled by local television footage.

First footage of the Iranian Television "Telewebion" has unveiled the new Iranian-made Karrar MBT (Main Battle Tank) which is full designed and manufactured in Iran. The layout of the Karrar seems to be similar to the Russian made T-90MS but with some specific features.
Printscreen of Iranian television footage about the new Karrar MBT (Main Battle Tank)
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