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 […]

Slower-than-expected economic growth to help Canada’s defence spending numbers

OTTAWA — The federal government is predicting Canadian defence spending will inch closer to its NATO promises in the coming years than originally expected — though not because Ottawa is planning to send new money the military’s way. All NATO members, including Canada, agreed in 2014 to work toward spending the equivalent of two per […]

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 […]