Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Russian airborne force academy has received BMD-4M and BTR-MDM airborne armored vehicles

Joint training of battalion and company task forces augmented with tank and rocket artillery units reporting to the military districts, Northern Fleet units and forward air controllers will be the feature of the new academic year of the Airborne Force, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office has told journalists.
Russian airborne troops BMD-4M IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle at military parade in Moscow, Russia
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Sikorsky to provide Chilean Air Force with six S-70i multi-role rotorcraft

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has successfully concluded contract negotiations with the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) for six S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for the service's medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program, the US-based defense giant. 
The S-70i is a military version assembled by Sikorsky subsidiary, PZL Mielec in Poland
(Credit: Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin)
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Poland and Ukraine signed an agreement on mutual cooperation in the area of defense

Poland’s Minister of National Defence Antoni Macierewicz and the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, Army General Stepan Poltorak, signed a General Agreement between the Republic of Poland and Ukraine on mutual cooperation in the area of defense.
The agreement was signed on the occasion of the State visit by President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine in Warsaw on the 25th anniversary of Poland's recognition of Ukrainian independence.
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Australian army performs trial tests with BAE Systems AMV35 and Rheinmetall Boxer 8x8 armored

Australian armed forces has launched trial tests with the BAE Systems AMV35 and the Rheinmetall Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle, one of the the combat vehicle that could replace the ASLAV armoured vehicle and the M113AS4 tracked armoured vehicle personnel carrier in the LAND 400 project of Australian Army. 
A BAE Systems Australia Patria AMV35 combat reconnaissance vehicle drives onto the heavy vehicle deck of the Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Canberra during a series of trials at Fleet Base East in Sydney on 6 December 2016. (Image Australian army)
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German Bundespolizei orders three Airbus H215 multi-role helicopters

The German federal police (Bundespolizei) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 multi-role rotorcraft via the purchasing administration of the German Federal Ministry of Interior . The aircraft will be tasked with a number of challenging roles, among them maritime emergencies and police missions. The helicopters are scheduled for delivery in early 2019. 
The Bundespolizie operates a total of 19 helicopters of the H215 Super Puma family
(Credit: Bundespolizei Fleigergruppe)
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Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics to Enhance Autonomous Seabed-to-Space Information Services

Boeing has entered into an agreement to acquire Liquid Robotics, a market leader in autonomous maritime systems and developer of the Wave Glider ocean surface robot, to grow its seabed-to-space autonomous capabilities.

Beechcraft introduces enhanced King Air 350 special missions platform

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron, announced on Tuesday Dec. 6 at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) conference in Dubai that the company is now offering Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engines for improved performance on its King Air 350HW and King Air 350ER turboprops. 
Beechcraft's King Air 350ER twin-turboprop aircraft
(Credit: Beechcraft Corp.)
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NIMR N35 4x4 armored and SOV Special Forces vehicles entered in service with UAE Army

According TheNational United Arab Emirates (UAE) newspaper website, NIMR has delivered two new combat vehicles the N35 4x4 mine protected vehicle and the Ajban-class Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) to the UAE armed forces. These vehicles were displayed for the first time during the UAE’s National Day parade on December 5, 2016.
Print screen video National Day parade on December 5, 2016 in Abu Dhabi showing the N35 4x4 mine protected vehicle. 
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Russia's Far East air regiment receives three upgraded MiG-31BM fighter jets

The air regiment based at the Tsentralnaya Uglovaya airfield near Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East has received three upgraded Mikoyan MiG-31BM (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fighter jets, Russian Eastern Military District spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev told TASS. 
A RuAF MiG-31BM fighter jet taking off
(Credit: Alex Beltyukov - RuSpotters Team)
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USAF gives green light to Lockheed's upgraded SBIRS ground system

Lockheed Martin's newly upgraded Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ground system received sign-off from the U.S. Air Force, enhancing the constellation's ability to deliver infrared data that is critical to early missile warning and defense, the defense company stated on Dec. 6, 2016. 
An artistic rendering of Lockheed's SBIRS satellite
(Credit: Lockheed Martin)
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