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 […]

U.S. Army brings back Avengers in the face of Russian aggression – Defence Blog

The U.S. Army brings back its Avenger surface-to-air missile systems mounted on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, commonly known as the Humvee. Last year, the Army re-established an active SHORAD battalion in Germany. The 5th Battalion of the 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment was stood up with Avenger systems that mounted on a High Mobility […]

Lockheed Martin to increase production of new Joint Air-to-Ground Missiles – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp will increase the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile production, according to the recent award of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday a $15,5 million modification to the previously awarded contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile, or also know as JAGM, production line for […]

Leaked photos show new U.S. Army super cannon in stunning detail – Defence Blog

New leaked photos are giving military experts and analysts a first detailed look at the advanced U.S. Army 155mm self-propelled howitzer that equipped with huge XM907 58 caliber cannon. A Twitter user 笑脸男人 has posted some new photos of Army’s next-generation self-propelled howitzer prototype, currently known as XM1299 The new 155mm self-propelled howitzer is developed […]

Pentagon concerns spike in pro-Russian sentiment among U.S. troops – Defence Blog

The U.S. military officials have concerned the spike in pro-Russian sentiment among the households of military members. More than 1,000 U.S. adults responded between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points to the second annual national defense survey conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation […]

U.S. Navy christens newest aircraft carrier – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy has christened its newest Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), during a ceremony on Saturday, December. 6, at the Newport News Shipbuilding. John F. Kennedy is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class, slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN 68), when that ship is […]