Sunday, 30 August 2015

India and France could officially sign agreement for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft next week

The French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is slated to visit India next week for the inking of a government-to-government agreement for the sale of 36 Rafale fighters, which will eventually lead to the clinching of the final commercial contract, reports the local media Times of India. 
India and France could reach Rafale fighters deal next week during French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visit
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Raytheon and U.S. Navy Collaborate to Optimize LCS' AN/AQS-20A Minehunting Sonar

Raytheon Company is working closely with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) – Division Newport to enhance the features of the company's AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar. Together, the team is analyzing the system's synthetic aperture sonar to fully optimize its ability to capture and process high- and low-resolution images of mine threats undersea. 

Second Royal Australian Navy Canberra class LHD NUSHIP Adelaide Completes Final Sea Trials

 Williamstown, Victoria: NUSHIP Adelaide, Australia’s second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, is successfully completing her second and final sea trials in Port Phillip Bay. The 27,800 tonne warship will return to BAE Systems’ Williamstown shipyard later today where she will then be prepared for delivery to the Department of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Boeing to Provide 9 P-8A Poseidon to US Navy, 4 to RAAF as Part of 2nd Full-Rate Production Lot

Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), a long-time partner to the U.S. Navy on P-8A development.

List and analysis of military equipment and armoured for Chinese army parade of 3 September 2015

Army Recognition editorial team provides list and first analysis of new Chinese army military equipment and combat vehicles which will be showed during the Chinese military parade to commemorate the end of the World War II in Asia. The parade will take place on September 3, 2015 in Beijing. Most of the pictures were taken during the rehearsal of August 23, 2015. 
Chinese army main battle tank ZTZ-99A or Type 99A
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Friday, 28 August 2015

United States asks Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition to fight Islamic State.

The United States said on Thursday, August 27, 2015, it had asked Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition it leads against Islamic State, saying Central Asia's most populous state was free to choose a way of contributing to the fight against the militant group. 
Uzbekistan is actively developing relations with NATO and has identified a broad range of areas for dialogue and practical cooperation through its Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP). 
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Iraq reportedly took delivery of another batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE attack helicopters

Another batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters was reportedly delivered to Iraq by An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft, a source told TASS at MAKS-2015 airshow. In accordance with the delivery schedule, Iraq took delivery of four Mi-35M and four Mi-28NE attack helicopters. The rotorcraft feature the full combat configuration and are fitted with the night vision equipment, TASS reports with reference to a military attaché. 
Some of the Mi-35M attack helicopters already delivered to Iraq's Army Aviation
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Iraq reportedly took delivery of another batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE attack helicopters

The defense giant Northrop Grumman Corporation recently delivered the 150th KC-10 Extender aircraft from a maintenance depot to the United States Air Force. The program's depots are located in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Greensboro, North Carolina, the company announced on Aug. 26, 2015.
US Air Force KC-10 Extender aerial refuelling tanker aircraft
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The Xth International Exhibition Russia Arms Expo 2015 will be visited by 65 foreign delegations

The Xth international exhibition of arms, military equipment and weapon Russia Arms Expo 2015 will be visited by over 65 foreign delegations. Russia Arms Expo is one of the biggest international exhibitions of Russian- and foreign-made armaments. More than 400 exhibitors and representatives of military authorities — defence ministers and chiefs of general staffs — from more than 50 countries participate in the event. The event will be held from the 9 to 12 September 2015 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. 
Foreign delegations at Russia Arms Expo 2013
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UK requests a $3bn FMS to upgrade 50 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to Guardian standard

The United States State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for AH-64E APACHE GUARDIAN Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.00 billion, the Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Thursday, August 27. 
British Army's Army Air Corps Apache AH Mk1/ AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter
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