Saturday, 27 August 2016

Ukrainian army has successfully test-fires new guided missile Vilha from BM-30 Smerch MLRS.

Ukrainian army has test-fired a new guided missile "Vilha" from Soviet-made BM-30 Smech MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System). Ukrainian military officials said that he missile has a range of up to 300 kilometers, and can be armed with various types of warheads, including nuclear.
The new guided missile Vilha fires from the Soviet-made BM-30 Smerch MLRS.
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Video: Fifth batch of PLAN pilots qualify for Liaoning aircraft carrier flight certification

According to an official statement by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) released this morning, a new batch of naval aviation pilots achieved their first landings and takeoffs aboard aircraft carrier Liaoning. These young J-15 pilots obtained their flight certification that allows them to conduct operation from and to the Chinese aircraft carrier.

Friday, 26 August 2016

VPK from Russia has designed new 30mm remote-controlled weapon station for Tigr 4x4 armored

Russia’s military-industrial company VPK LLC has designed a remote controlled version of the wheeled armored vehicle Tigr, armed with a 30-mm gun, CEO Aleksandr Krasovitsky told TASS. The remote-controlled Tigr is currently undergoing test runs and firing tests, and has performed impressively so far.
Tigr 4x4 armored vehicle fitted a remote controlled weapon station armed with a 30mm automatic cannon
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Russian Company VPK has delivered a batch of Tigr 4x4 armoured vehicles to Slovakia.

Russia’s Military Industrial Company (VPK) has delivered to Slovakia a batch of Tigr armored vehicles, Director General Alexander Krasovitsky said in an interview with TASS. The Tigr is a 4x4 armored vehicles designed and manufactured by the Arzamas Machine-Building Enterprise (part of VPK) in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region since 2005. 
Tigr GAZ-2975 is the police version in the Tigr family.
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Russia plans to equip Tu-22M3 long-range bombers with new Kh-32 cruise missile

Russia is finalizing the trials of a sophisticated cruise missile designated as Kh-32 and intended to equip the Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic long-range bomber fleet, according to the Izvestia daily. Once launched, the product of the Raduga Design Bureau climbs to an altitude of 40 km, to the stratosphere, to dive on the target at a steep angle. 
A RuAF Tu-22M3 long-range bomber carrying two Kh-32 cruise missiles
(Source: Internet)
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New Iranian-made Karrar MBT Main Battle Tank unveiled by local television footage.

First footage of the Iranian Television "Telewebion" has unveiled the new Iranian-made Karrar MBT (Main Battle Tank) which is full designed and manufactured in Iran. The layout of the Karrar seems to be similar to the Russian made T-90MS but with some specific features.
Printscreen of Iranian television footage about the new Karrar MBT (Main Battle Tank)
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ARDEC helps develop safer, extended range rocket-assisted artillery round

The Army is developing a new 155 mm artillery round that will extend cannon range to more than 24 miles (40km), with the added benefits of greater safety for service members and the ability to deliver near-precision strike capability. The XM1113 Insensitive Munition High Explosive Rocket Assisted Projectile, or XM1113 RAP, will replace the aging M549A1 rounds produced in the 1970s and 1980s and help U.S. Soldiers and Marines maintain battlefield overmatch.

The XM1113 consists of a high fragmentation steel body with a streamlined ogive, the curved portion of a projectile between the fuze well and the bourrelet, and a high performance rocket motor. The projectile body is filled with insensitive munition high explosive and a supplementary charge. On gun launch, propellant gases initiate a delay device that will ignite the rocket motor, boosting velocity at an optimal time in the trajectory to maximize range (Photo Ardec).
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GA-ASI's new UAS Flight Training Academy graduates first aircrews

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) yesterday announced that the company's new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Flight Training Academy graduated its first cadre of GA-ASI aircrews on August 12th. 
Artistic rendering of the GA-ASI UAS Flight Training Academy
(Credit: GA-ASI)
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Russia to Activate a Coastal Defense Division Across from Alaska in 2018

The Russian Defense Ministry is planning the activation of a coastal defense division in Chukotka in 2018, the minister, Sergei Shoigu, has told journalists. "A coastal defense division is planned for activation in the Chukotka area of operations in 2018," he said. 

USAF will send F-15 fighter jets in Bulgaria for air policing mission

The US Air Force and the Bulgarian Air Force will jointly conduct air policing to protect Bulgarian airspace starting on 9 September 2016. Two US F-15 fighter jets will join Bulgaria’s MIG-29s for a week on this mission, which is part of NATO’s enhanced air policing measures for eastern Allies. 
A California Air National Guard F-15C Eagle assigned to the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, flies over the flightline at Campia Turzii, Romania, July 23, 2016
(Credit: USAF/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)
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