German army tests new MG4 A3 machine gun – Defence Blog

Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, are currently testing a new variant of MG4 A3 light machine gun, according to a recent service news release. The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) requested the Army’s Airborne Brigade 26 from Zweibrücken to test the new weapon system in detail. The advanced version of […]

U.S. Navy next stealthy warship achieves important milestone – Defence Blog

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipbuilder said the U.S. Navy stealthy warship USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) achieved an important milestone – the Data Center Light-Off for the ship’s Total Computing Environment. According to a Friday company statement, the achievement brings the Ship Mission Center to life and provides the next level of capability […]

U.S. Marines deploys to support FEMA in U.S. – Defence Blog

U.S. Marines and Sailors from II Marine Expeditionary Force deployed to the Northeastern U.S. for a defense support of civil authorities mission, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic April 10, 2020. More than 40 Marines from II MEF’s 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade departed by MV-22b Osprey headed to […]

U.S. troops ‘dumped Russian convoy in mud’ in Syria – Defence Blog

A U.S. military patrol has blocked a Russian military convoy from using a main highway in northeast Syria on Monday. A number of photos released in social media have depicted American Oshkosh M-ATV vehicles interdicting and blocking Russian armored vehicles along strategic roads in northeastern Syria. A Russian military convoy attempted to go round an […]

Russian Mi-35 helicopter opens fire by mistake, damaged apartment building – Defence Blog

A Mil Mi-35M (NATO reporting name: Hind-E) helicopter of the Russian Armed Forces accidentally fired a volley at a residential building in Chita, the Lenta.ru reported on Sunday. The incident occurred on Russian Cheryomushki Air Base that located 5 km northwest of Chita. on March 15, according to multiple media reports. During the maintenance procedure […]

Turkey releases video of missile strike on Pantsir-S1 in Syria – Defence Blog

Turkish media released unique footage shows Turkey’s armed unmanned aircraft system destroyed a Pantsir-S1 self-propelled combined gun-missile system during its strike on Syrian Arab Army targets on Friday near Idlib. In the video, an apparently active Pantsir system mounted on its 8×8 truck can be seen sitting placidly as the Turkish munition plunges towards it. […]

U.S. Army releases image of 40-foot hypersonic missile launcher – Defence Blog

The U.S. Army has released some footage that shows a new 40-foot Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) vehicle fitted with launch tubes for new hypersonic missiles. Using virtual reality, Soldiers from Fort Sill, Okla. are getting a rare look at components of the Army’s new prototype Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) and influencing how the system […]

NASA awards contract to Airbus for three H135 helicopters – Defence Blog

The U.S. agency will use the aircraft for security during rocket launches, emergency medical services and qualified personnel transport. Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at […]

General Dynamics provides Littoral Combat Ship’s weapon systems upgrade details – Defence Blog

General Dynamics Mission Systems, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, revealing more details about the upgrade of Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) weapon systems. The Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship has achieved another milestone with the latest upgrade to its weapon systems, according to a recent company news release. The USS Gabrielle Giffords crew successfully demonstrated the […]