USN reservists conduct post-flight checks on unmanned aerial vehicle during the Advanced Technology Exercise 2017 in Camp Pendleton, which showcased unmanned applications the USN is hoping to leverage in future concept of operations.

USN seeks to regain competitive edge through unmanned systems

Key Points USN is aggressively pursuing unmanned and autonomous technologies to hone a “decisive” competitive edge Estimating risk and co-ordinating integration with human elements are a challenge US lawmakers warned that the competitive advantage that the US military has eroded over the past few years, and increasing incorporation of unmanned systems in naval operational concepts…

Kamov Ka-52 Russian Helicopter

India, Russia Deals On Frigates, S-400 Missile System, Kamov Helicopters Move Forward

India and Russia have adopted a strategy framed by them for defence cooperation on Friday to concretize deals on frigates, S-400 air defence missile system and Kamov helicopters. India’s Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who is in Russia this week, co-chaired the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) on Friday with…

Lockheed Martin launched the C-130J-SOF, the first ever SOF-configured production variant of the Super Hercules transport aircraft to be offered for export, at the Paris Air Show on 20 June.

Paris Air Show 2017: LM launches production SOF variant of C-130J for export

Lockheed Martin officials launched the C-130J-SOF at the Paris Air Show on 20 June, the first ever special operations forces (SOF)-configured production variant of the Super Hercules transport aircraft to be offered for export. The baseline C-130J-SOF comes in an ISR configuration that features an electro-optic/infrared imaging system in a turret under the nose, upgraded…

Tupolev Tu-160M supersonic strategic bomber.

Russia Delays Development of PAK DA Stealth Bomber; will Produce Tu-160 Instead

Russia will resume production of the supersonic and variable-wing Tupolev Tu-160M strategic heavy bomber instead of continuing development of its already much delayed stealth strategic bomber, the Tupolev PAK DA. Production of the Tu-160, which is capable of lofting nuclear weapons, ended in 2008 and only 27 bombers were produced for use by the Russian…