Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Russia about to receive three Il-22PP electronic warfare aircraft

Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive three Ilyushin Il-22PP electronic countermeasures planes with the advanced Porubshchik electronic warfare and reconnaissance system in the imminent future, Managing Director of the Experimental Machine-Building Plant Alexander Gorbunov said.
Three Il-22PP electronic warfare aircraft at the Experimental Machine-Building Plant
(Credit: UAC)

Russia unveils its new RS-28 Sarmat ballistic missile

Russia's Makeyev State Rocket Centre has published the first images of the RS-28 Sarmat. It's the newest heavy liquid-propelled intercontinental ballistic missile currently being co-developed for the Russian military by NPO Mashinostroyeniya in Reutov (Moscow Region) and the Makeyev State Missile Centre in Miass, in order to replace the world’s largest ballistic missile, the Voyevoda.
The RS-28 Sarmat ICBM
(Credit: Academician V.P.Makeyev State Rocket Centre)

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NATO started flying E-3A AWACS in support of anti-IS coalition

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Tuesday that NATO AWACS aircraft started flying in direct support of the Counter-ISIL Coalition last week, on Oct. 20. He added that the surveillance aircraft will not be part of combat operations. 
A NATO E-3A AWACS surveillance aircraft
(Credit: NATO)
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China to Start Construction on 1st Type 075 LHD Amphibious Assault Ship for PLAN Soon

According to our source in China, the keel laying of the first Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) is expected to take place by the first quarter of 2017.

LORD delivers first Improved Vibration Control Systems for Boeing's H-47 platform

LORD Corporation has announced yesterday Oct. 25 delivery of the first production orders of its Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) to Boeing for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. LORD has an agreement with Boeing through 2019 to support Boeing CH-47 production activities in Philadelphia, Pa. 
LORD's Improved Vibration Control System will now be part of the H-47 baseline configuration
(Credit: Boeing Defense)
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Airshow China: 27 Russian defense companies to take part in the show

Russian defense enterprises will exhibit over 220 military hardware items at the Airshow China-2016, the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation said in a statement on Tuesday. The 11th edition of Airshow China will be held from 1-6 November at Jinwan Airport, Zhuhai. 
The Russian Knights aerobatic team will take part in the show
(Credit: Ramil Sitdikov)
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Cobham to develop aerial refueling kit for USMC's MV-22B tiltrotor aircraft

Cobham has been awarded a contract by the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office to develop a palletized aerial refuelling system to give the the US Marine Corps’ MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft the ability refuel other aircraft while inflight. 
A V-22 equipped testing a prototype aerial refueling system safely with a F/A-18 Hornet
(Credit: Bell-Boeing)
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Russia Started Sea Trials of Podmoskovye Former Delta IV SSBN Converted for Special Missions

The Project 09787 BS-64 Podmoskovye special-purpose nuclear-powered submarine converted from the Project 667BDRM (NATO reporting name: Delta IV-class) K-64 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) has launched its running trials in later October 2016, expert Anton Mardasov writes in an article published by the Svobodnaya Pressa online news agency. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Defence Ministry of India has reportedly given the green light for the purchase of American-made M777 Lightweight 155mm howitzer. The purchase of these guns will take place under the US Foreign Military Sales program and will cost India around $750 million. 
U.S. Soldiers of Field Artillery squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment calibrate an M777 155mm Howitzer while conducting defensive operations during Exercise Allied Spirit V at 7th Army Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Oct. 6, 2016.
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Russian Company ZSA will test anti-mine capabilities of new K4386 Typhoon 4x4 MRAP.

JSC Special Automobiles Plant (Russian acronym: ZSA, Zavod Spetsialnyh Avtomobiley) will test the anti-mine capabilities of its newest K4386 Typhoon (Taifun) mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles intended for Russia`s Airborne Forces (VDV, Vozdushno-Desantnie Voyska), according to the Business Online newspaper.
Russian-made K4386 Typhoon mine-resistant ambush-protected in live demonstration
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