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Kalashnikov unveils KUB-BLA Kamikaze Drone
KUB-BLA is designed for defeating remote ground targets. Russia’s Kalashnikov Group has unveiled its suicide drone dubbed KUB-BLA at the IDEX-2019 arms exhibition in the United Arab Emirates. According to the company, complexes equipped with drone carriers for guided munitions are currently one of the most promising areas...
Last Special Color Tornado for RAF 31 Squadron
RAF 31 Squadron will be re-roled to the MQ-9B Protector unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Royal Air Force (RAF) 31 Squadron has painted a Tornado GR4 in this cool special colour scheme. The Goldstars have operated the Tornado since 1984, initially in Germany and then from RAF Marham since 2001. Following the retirement of the Tornado next year 31 Squadron will stand...
Too Many in the Stack: A-10 pilot tells the story of a night, risky mission flown in bad weather, in congested airspace
One A-10 pilot who almost collided with a UAV when it arrived in his airspace unannounced commented, 'This thing hits me and I have to eject over who knows where, while the Predator operator simply sets down his cup of coffee!' The A-10 Thunderbolt II, or the ‘Warthog’, is the world’s premier close air support aircraft. Originally designed to thwart the...
Boeing awarded contract to remanufacture 8 and build 9 UAE AH-64E Apache Guardians
Formerly known as AH-64D Block III, in 2012, the Guardian was redesignated as AH-64E to represent its increased capabilities Boeing has secured a $242 million contract to remanufacture eight and build nine new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for United Arab Emirates. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2023, the Pentagon announced...
MQ-9 Reaper Drone gets first air-to-air kill
The MQ-9 has made its first air-to-air kill by shooting down another drone using a heat-seeking missile in a test The MQ-9 has made its first air-to-air kill by shooting down another drone using a heat-seeking missile in a test. The test was carried out in November 2017, Col. Julian Cheater, commander of the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base,...
Check out this new video on Boeing MQ-25
MQ-25 will improve the performance, efficiency, and safety of the carrier air wing and provide longer range and greater persistence tanking capability to execute missions that otherwise could not be performed Released by Boeing on Sep. 4, 2018 the video in this post is dedicated to the MQ-25 team. As we have already reported the U.S. Navy awarded a contract to the...
Boeing wins MQ-25A contest
The contract calls for the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery, and support of four MQ-25A unmanned air vehicles, including integration into the carrier air wing for an initial operational capability by 2024 Boeing has a new product in its military jet-powered aircraft catalog after the U.S. Navy awarded a contract to the company on Aug. 30 for the MQ-25A Stingray,...
IAF investigation finds that the F-16I was shot down because its crew failed to defend themselves sufficiently
Seven other F-16I Sufas were able to complete their missions by deploying countermeasures The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has completed its investigations on the lost of a F-16I to a Syrian S-200 (NATO: SA-5 Gammon) missile on Feb. 5. The service determined that the crew, in its quest to complete the mission, had failed to defend themselves from the incoming missile. Seven...
IAF F-16I Sufa that crashed in Syria likely to be shot down by S-125 surface to air missile
The F-16I shoot down came after an Israeli AH-64 Apache combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV launched from Syria that infiltrated the country’s airspace early Saturday The impressive main image of this post shows the wreckage of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16I Sufa that crashed on Feb. 10, 2018 after coming under "massive anti-aircraft fire" from Syrian forces. As...
AFRL integrates AgilePod on Scorpion light attack aircraft
The test focused only on demonstrating the speed of integrating the AgilePod on the Scorpion with short notice. Airworthiness, ground integration and communication tests need to occur before it can be tested in flight The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) AgilePod multi-sensor reconfigurable pod was recently integrated on Textron Aviation Defense’s Scorpion light attack ISR aircraft. The Lego-like prototype pod...

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