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Forget the S-500 or Su-57 PAK-FA. Russia's Military Has Big Plans for the Future.

Russia has started planning for the development of a series of next-generation weapons to follow-on to systems such as the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA and the S-500 surface-to-air missile (SAM) battery. These new systems—which the Russian government has not named—will be developed under future advanced State Armament Program.



“An important and key issue on our agenda is to define the beginning of the creation of yet another advanced state armament program,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting of the Kremlin’s Military Industrial Commission . Putin said that Russia has to start planning for its future defense needs now as it completes developmental programs that were funded under the current State Armament Plan (GPV-2027). “It is important for us to move further and start planning today the future development and production of advanced weapons and equipment that will define the image of the Russian Armed Forces in the long-term, for the next few decades,” Putin said. Putin …

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Suudi Arabistan'ın M109A6 Obüs Talebine Onay

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ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı, M109A6 Paladin Obüs sistemlerine dönüştürülmek üzere Suudi Arabistan'a 180 adet 155 mm M109A5/A6 Kundağı Motorlu Obüs satışına onay verdi. ABD Savunma Güvenliği İş Birliği Ajansı, 1,31 milyar Dolarlık potansiyel Yabancı Askeri Satış konusunda Kongre'ye 5 Nisan'da bildirimde bulundu.
Suudi Arabistan'ın talebinde ayrıca 80 adet M2 HB .50 Cal makineli tüfek, sekiz adet Gelişmiş Topçu Taktik Veri Sistemi (AFATDS) ve diğer ilgili lojistik ve program desteği elemanları yer alıyor. Kısa Link: http://c4news.me/6gqEf
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Fransa ve Almanya'dan ortak uçak - C4Defence

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Fransa ve Almanya, yeni savaş uçağı için planlarını açıklıyor. İki ülke, Berlin’de düzenlenecek ILA Havacılık Fuarında planları paylaşacak. İki ülke bu gelişme ile Rafale ve Eurofighter’ın 2040 yılından sonra yerini alacak uçağa ilişkin isterleri ve planlarını tanıtacak.

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The strengths and weaknesses of Russia's military

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The US, Russia, and China are considered the world's strongest nations when it comes to military power, with the US the undisputed number one. Even so, Russia's still has plenty of arrows in its quiver, most notably the massive nuclear arsenal of some 1,450 deployed nuclear warheads. Read more: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urges calm as Moscow rattles Baltic saber Leaving the nuclear weapons aside, however, the US has an overwhelming advantage in conventional forces, including a much stronger navy and air force, Russian military analyst Aleksandr Golts told DW. China, according to Golts, would also have the advantage of numbers in any conventional showdown with Russia. In other areas, however, things are not as clear-cut. "Russia's air force is much stronger than the Chinese for now," he told DW. "It questionable about the navy, as the Chinese are now undertaking a very ambitious program of ship building and they are much more successful in building a [global…
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Germany, France to move ahead on sixth-generation combat aircraft

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French defence minister Florence Parly (center) talks with German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen (right) prior to a meeting during the second day of the Defence ministers Council meeting at Nato headquarters in Brussels, on Feb. 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS

COLOGNE, Germany – Plans for a Franco-German combat aircraft are set to kick off in earnest at the Berlin Air Show later this month, officials told French media on the sidelines of a meeting of the two countries’ defense ministers in Paris on Thursday.


The idea of a joint “systèmedecombat aérien dufutur,” or SCAF, came out of a bilateral Cabinet decision last summer, part of a larger effort to promote the Berlin-Paris relationship in a militarily stronger Europe. The aircraft program would initially be led by Germany and France, and later opened to other European states.


As envisioned, the planes would take to the skies by 2040, replacing the fleets of Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon jets in both air forces. The pr…
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Chinese Navy Begins Testing Joint Unmanned-Manned Aviation Operations

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China’s People’s Liberation Army-Navy believes that drones flying alongside manned fighter aircraft is the way of the future in naval aviation and has begun flying manned-unmanned aircraft sorties in recognition of that fact, Asia Times reports. "The joint operations of manned military aircraft, like fighter jets, and UAVs is the drone's future," the Global Times cited Shi Wen, the designer of China's Rainbow attack drones, as saying on Tuesday. © REUTERS/ Stringer China’s First Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier to Start Sea Trials in Late April Li Jie, a Chinese naval expert, called on Beijing to allocate more resources toward developing carrier-based UAVs. "Considerable resources are need in carrier-based UAV research," Li told the Global Times, noting that continuing this research won't be feasible without "government support." "Although the military has not released any information, research into carrier-based UAVs started long ago, and …
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Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Wings Past 200 Days in Orbit

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The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has winged past 200 days in orbit on its latest clandestine mission. That mission, known as Orbital Test Vehicle-5 (OTV-5), began Sept. 7, 2017, when the robotic spacecraft launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. According to Air Force officials, one payload flying on OTV-5 is the Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader, or ASETS-11, of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). This cargo is testing experimental electronics and oscillating heat pipes for long durations in the space environment. [The X-37B Space Plane: 6 Surprising Facts] The X-37B space plane has a payload bay about the size of a pickup-truck bed, which can be outfitted with a robotic arm. Dual-use tech"The X-37B has been and remains a technology demonstrator," said Joan Johnson-Freese, a professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. "Given …
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Endeavor Robotics, QinetiQ to compete for US Army’s CRS(I) ground robot

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The US Army on 30 March awarded contracts to Endeavor Robotics and QinetiQ North America to competitively develop the service’s 25 lb (11 kg) Common Robotic System (Individual), or CRS(I), unmanned ground vehicle. “With this award, the army will begin a competition expected to last approximately 10 months to inform which contractor will be selected for the low-rate initial production phase award,” the service said in a 5 April statement. Endeavor Robotics and QinetiQ North America are to share a USD429 million “hybrid [cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price] contract for two indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts” that will have an engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of approximately 10 months, according to the Pentagon’s award announcement. Jane's
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Pentagon Endorses Shock-Testing for USS Ford

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The Pentagon's No. 2 civilian has said the Navy should perform shock-testing soon to determine how well its new $12.9 billion aircraft carrier -- the costliest warship ever -- could withstand an attack, affirming the service's recent decision to back down from a plan for delay. “We agree with your view that a test in normal sequence is more prudent and pragmatic,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said in a newly released March 26 letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain. The Arizona Republican and Senator Jack Reed, the panel's top Democrat, pressed for the shock-testing to go ahead as originally planned. bloomberg.com
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Russia picks MiG-31 fighter as a carrier for cutting-edge hypersonic weapon

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In March 2018, the world learnt that Russia possessed the Kinzhal (Dragger) unique airborne hypersonic missile system designed to destroy ground and sea targets. The MiG-31 supersonic long-range all-weather fighter jet developed by the MiG Design Bureau during the Soviet period and accepted for service in 1981 was chosen as a carrier for the new missile system. The MiG-31 or the Foxhound as it is called in the West is a veteran of Russia’s Aerospace Force but is still unique by its speed and altitude capabilities. The fighter jet can easily climb to an altitude of 25 km and accelerate to 3,000 km/h, after which the missile that reaches the point of its discharge within minutes starts its autonomous flight. Nuclear and conventional munitions are delivered to the target to a distance of up to 2,000 km. Moreover, the missile can deal a serious blow on the enemy without entering its heavily protected air and anti-ballistic missile defense system. Thanks to the MiG-31’s high performance chara…
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PUMA – The 2018 Concept Gun of Benelli

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At IWA 2018, Benelli showed their new 2018 concept gun called Puma. They have also released some images of this gun on their social media pages. The Puma is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .223 Remington. It is based on Benelli MR1 rifle. Now, this is not a pre-production prototype and the chances are good that it won’t be ever manufactured. It is precisely what it is called – a concept gun.


Benelli has been introducing such firearms for many years now. I think the idea behind these concept guns is to receive feedback concerning some exterior design solutions and predict the market response if they incorporate these features into the future new firearms. This strategy probably allows them to ensure the market will like any particular design element and minimizes the risks of bad reception from the potential customers.


Most likely, the Puma rifle has the same mechanism as the Benelli MR1 and only differs from the base rifle by the exterior design of the receiver, grip, handguard and …
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Navy Turn the littoral combat ship into a swarm aircraft carrier

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy is broadening its strategic and technical coordination between its littoral combat ship (LCS) and surface and undersea drones to better destroy mines, survey enemy waters, and even launch attacks. The National Interest reports. Continue reading original article The Military & Aerospace Electronics take: The Navy’s growing fleet of unmanned surface vessels and mine-hunting undersea drones are making rapid technological improvements. Increasingly, they can perform longer-range surveillance of enemy activity, find and neutralize mines and also launch coordinated surface drone swarm attacks. For instance, while facing long-range enemy precision weapons, surface ships like the LCS will launch and control swarms of fast, high-tech surface drone ships to test enemy defenses or launch coordinated attacks without putting a host ship in range of enemy fire. While ocean drones are rapidly gaining advanced levels of autonomy through new computer algorithms, Navy stra…
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Greece intercepts Turkish drone over Rhodes

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The Greek air force has intercepted a Turkish military drone that violated Greece’s national airspace in the southeastern Aegean, Kathimerini has learned.
The Turkish Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV ANKA) twice entered Greek airspace above the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, at an altitude of 19,000-20,000 feet on Thursday.
The drone was intercepted by Greek F-16 fighter jets that took off from Kasteli air base on Crete.
On Thursday, Greek and Turkish fighter jets engaged in two dogfights over the Aegean, after the Turkish jets violated Greek airspace 16 times in the northeast, central and southeastern Aegean.
Greek media
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Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses against China

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Soldiers of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Photo by: JGSDF Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands along the edge of the East China Sea that Tokyo fears are vulnerable to attack by China. In a ceremony held at a military base near Sasebo on the southwest island of Kyushu, about 1,500 members of the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) wearing camouflage lined up outside amid cold, windy weather. "Given the increasingly difficult defense and security situation surrounding Japan, defense of our islands has become a critical mandate," Tomohiro Yamamoto, vice defense minister, said in a speech. The troops conducted a 20-minute mock public exercise recapturing a remote island from invaders. The formation of the Japanese marine brigade is controversial because amphibious units can project military force and could, critics warn, be used to threaten Japan's neighbors. In its post World W…
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