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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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Türkiye'den dışa bağımlılığı bitirecek dev yatırım

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Başbakan Yardımcısı Hakan Çavuşoğlu, "Otomotiv Test Merkezi, Türkiye'nin en önemli ihtiyaç duyduğu yatırımlardan biriydi. Savunma Sanayii ile TSE iş birliğini yaptı ve artık önümüzde bir engel kalmadı." dedi


"OTOMOTİVTESTMERKEZİ ÇALIŞMALARI DEVAM EDİYOR"
Yenişehir'deki Otomotiv Test Merkezi'ne ilişkin birçok spekülasyon yapıldığına da değinen Çavuşoğlu, sözlerini şöyle sürdürdü:
"Bir Güney Kore firması, Otomotiv Test Merkezi'nin ihalesini aldı. Şu anda çalışmalar devam ediyor. Ayın 15'inde teknik heyet, Güney Kore'ye gidecek ve oradaki çalışmaları tamamlayacak. Bölgeyle ilgili DSİ ve BOTAŞ ile ilgili faaliyetleri kısa sürede başlatacağız. 
Türkiye'nin savunma sanayii yatırımları dışındaki en stratejik yatırımlarından biri Otomotiv Test Merkezi'dir. Kara araçları ve savunma sanayiine ilişkin araçların test merkezi olacak. Bir araç ürettiğimizde İspanya ya da İngiltere'ye gönderiyoruz. Adam sıraya almıyor bir sene. Aracı test…
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J-15 carrier-based multirole fighter two-seater variant prototype 561

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J-15's buddy centerline refueling storeHere is one potential solution to the challenge of limited takeoff weight and range of Short take-off but arrested-recovery (STOBAR) carrier borne aircraft -- Give them a “hard point mounted fuel pod with a hose-and-drogue system” (a.k.a buddy store) This arrangement allows carrier borne aircraft to increase their combat range as well as their take-off weight without the need of a dedicated tanker support.
Judging from the following public release photos of China’s Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark, such a buddy store is available to the Chinese Naval Aviators, assuming that they have mastered the mid-air refueling techniques of course. Given the fact that the J15 is based on the Russian SU-33, the Shangyang buddy store bears resemblance to the UPAZ-1A Sakhalin centerline refueling store series currently available in the international arms market.

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Archangel'dan CİRİT Atışı - C4Defence

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ABD'li havacılık ve uzay sistemleri entegratörü IOMAX firması, Archangel uçağından ROKETSAN'ın Cirit füzesinin ateşlendiği video görüntülerini Twitter hesabından yayınladı.
Archangel, 2.75" lazer güdümlü Cirit füzelerinin yanı sıra GBU-12/58 ve AGM-114 Hellfire füzelerini taşıyabiliyor. 
Haberin Videosu :
https://youtu.be/Scx2Ok197qc



Kısa Link: http://c4news.me/j7yXz
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Syrian air defense units downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by US and its allies

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Russian military says Syrian air defense units downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by US and its allies.


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Syrian air defenses intercept 70% of US cruise missiles

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MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. Syria has intercepted 71 out of 103 cruise missiles fired by the United States and its allies, Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi said on Saturday. "According to available information, a total of 103 cruise missiles were fired… The Syrian air defense systems basically comprising Soviet-made weapons successfully repelled the strikes by aircraft and naval ships. A total of 71 missiles were intercepted," the general said. The missile strikes by the United States and its allies were repelled by the S-125, S-200, Buk, Kvadrat and Osa air defense systems, the general said. ‘This testifies to the high efficiency of the weapon systems operational in Syria and the excellent skills of Syrian servicemen trained by our specialists," Rudskoi said, adding that Russia had fully restored Syria’s air defense capabilities over the past eighteen months and continued improving it. According to the Russian…
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Russia’s military options to counter US strike in Syria

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With the US and Russia engaged in a public row over the consequences of a possible American attack against Syria, the capabilities that Moscow has to respond to it are a major question. Washington threatened military action against the Syrian government in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, which incidentally happened exactly a year after the first such America raid against Syria. In April 2017, President Donald Trump was apparently satisfied with a largely symbolic pounding of a Syrian airbase with dozens of Tomahawk missiles. The current situation appears much tenser, with Russia openly threatening to directly oppose an American attack on Syrian soil. Russia’s determination may be questioned, considering its record of not opposing Israeli raids in Syria, but its capabilities to resist the attack are not in dispute. Russian troops have two primary sites in Syria, the Khmeimim airbase near the northern port city of Latakia, and the naval facility in Tartus in th…
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Iran leader calls US-led strike 'military crime'

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AP Photo/Hassan Ammar Smoke rises early Saturday, April 14, 2018, after airstrikes targeted different parts of Syria. SOURCE: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar Iran's state-run IRNA news agency said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria a "military crime." He spoke at a meeting with Iranian officials and ambassadors from some Islamic countries. The report quotes Khamenei as calling the leaders of the United States, Britain and France — the countries that launched the attack — "criminals." The allies' operation was intended to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again. ‘We are confident of its success,’ UK’s prime minister says U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May explained Saturday why her country, France and the U.S. launched airstrikes against Syria. "While a full assessment of the strike is ongoing, we are confident of its success," she said. Ma…
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Ukrainian Army takes delivery of first Bogdan 2351 light utility vehicles

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The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken delivery of the first batch of new Bogdan 2351 light utility vehicles to replace the Soviet-era UAZ-469, said in press service of the Bogdan Motors.
The Bogdan Motors company has developed the new multi-purpose military vehicle, called the Bogdan 2351, to replace ageing UAZ-469s that do not meet the present requirements of a battlefield.
According to the company, the new light utility vehicles has a more powerful and more efficient engine with a capacity of 143 hp (volume of 2.0 liters), high maximum speed and load capacity. The Bogdan 2351 can carry a payload of 1,100 kg and a crew of two-person with accommodation for up to three fully equipped troops.
Also, it has a maximum speed of 140 km/h, an average cross-country speed of 50-60 km/h on an unpaved road, and a cruising range of 700km and more, depending on road type.
This vehicle was built on the Chinese Great Wall Wingle 5 platform, but with recommended changes to the parts of a…
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Naval Group at DEFEXPO 2018: Sharing the spirit of ‘Make In India’

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Naval Group in India is a 100 % owned subsidiary of Naval Group, which is headquartered in Paris, France. It is a live example of the French company's dedication within the country. This long-term partnership has only matured through long term, sustainable industrial cooperation and technology transfers. Naval Group’s activities are synced with the ‘Make in India’ policy of the Indian Government. Make in India was launched by PM Shri Modi in September 2014 to facilitate investment in India, foster self-reliance, innovation, and create best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure. The P75 program is an illustration of the successful indigenisation process where the first submarine of the class INS Kalvari was commissioned during end of last year. On January 31st 2018, the third made-in-India SCORPENE®-class submarine, the Karanj, was launched in Mumbai, highlighting the empowerment of the Indian Navy toward complete self-reliance.
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Pentagon, Intel Agencies Set Up New AI Joint Office

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WASHINGTON: The Pentagon will submit a report to Congress this summer outlining plans for a new office to lead the military and intel agencies’ work developing and acquiring artificial intelligence tools, a high priority for the national security wing of the federal government alarmed at the huge leaps China is making in the field. Michael Griffin, the Pentagon’s research and engineering chief, told a crowd at the Hudson Institute on Friday that his office is still hammering out the details, but the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) will tie together the military’s efforts with those of the Intelligence Community, allowing them to combine efforts in a breakneck push to move government’s AI initiatives forward. Griffin said that plans are still very much a work in progress, but he wants to make clear it won’t be a traditional joint office. For one, speed is critical. Once things are in place, the staff will need to move quickly to break down walls across the military and 17 int…
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Altavian looking forward to BVLOS

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What is BVLOS? BVLOS means Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations for drones. BVLOS is the natural progression for commercial drone operations, but before it can take off the FAA will need to make it safe, so until then everyone is in a holding pattern. The limitation to Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) or Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) is part of the reason multirotors dominate the market today; there’s little demand for long-range fixed wing drones without the FAA’s regulations for BVLOS. So, when BVLOS happens, the question is with what regulation, which technical leaps, and where upgrades need to occur to put your drone into the national airspace?
The answer is there are three core requirements before wide adoption of BVLOS operations can be adopted: detect-and-avoid technology, robust communication systems, and airworthiness certification. DETECT AND AVOID
One of the core tenets of flight is being able to “see and avoid” other aircraft. Nobody wants a collision in mid-air. Pil…
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Russian military say chemical attack in Syria was staged and directed by Britain

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The Russian military has announced that they believe an alleged chemical attack in Syria was staged and directed by Britain. We were going to put a pun in the headline but honestly, this is ridiculous enough on its own. Activists in the country had said a chemical attack by the Syrian government killed more than 40 people in the town of Douma and this drew international outrage. However, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has now said: “We have evidence that proves Britain was directly involved in organising this provocation.” Russia has often accused opposition fighters of staging or spreading rumours of chemical attacks, but the involvement of Britain is a new claim. Chemical weapons have previously been used by Bashar al-Assad’s force. Human Rights Watch has documented 85 chemical weapons attacks in Syria since 2013. For example, investigations by the United Nations and the OPCW have concluded that the Syrian government has previously used chemical weapons in the …
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EDA swarmed sensor project points to larger technology

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The European Defence Agency (EDA) and national defence technology experts are mulling how to build on the results of a recently completed EDA research project that involved swarmed but heterogeneous sensor platforms. Two of the central problems now awaiting solution are how to generate sufficient autonomous computing power for networked sensors and how to enable such networks to accurately monitor and identify threats, particularly those linked to behavioural anomalies, according to the EDA.
“One of the main challenges of behavioural monitoring is that it requires enormous computational complexity,” an EDA official told Jane’s on 10 April. “Right now, networks can’t do that without [getting feeds of computational analysis from] a control centre.
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China and Russia are developing space weapons

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Recovery crew members check out the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle at Vandenberg Air Force Base after completing 674 days in space.Photo by: Boeing/SIPA Russia and China are engaged in robust efforts to fight wars in space, developing technology and weapons designed to take out U.S. satellites that provide missile defense and enable soldiers to communicate and monitor adversaries, according to a pair of reports released this week. The reports punctuate a growing concern by the Pentagon, which has been increasingly vocal about the vital role space plays in modern conflict. And they come as some members of Congress have pushed for a “space corps,” a proposal that seemed to gain the backing of President Trump, who in a recent speech said that “space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea. We may even have a space force. … We have the Air Force; we’ll have the space force.” The proposal by the House last year to create the Space Corps, which would become the first new milit…
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Russian MoD corroborates improved performance of Syrian air defences

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The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said that Syrian air defences were able to shoot down Israeli stand-off missiles on 9 April.Russia has reportedly supplied another 40 Pantsyr-S1 systems to Syria.Photo by: Syrian Arab News Agency The MoD released a statement to news agencies saying that two Israeli F-15 jets launched eight missiles at the T4 (Tiyas) Air Base from Lebanese territory between 0325 and 0353 h Moscow time (0025 and 0053 h GMT) that morning. It said that Syrian air defences destroyed five of the missiles, but three reached the western part of the airfield.

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Everybody wants the ability to take down drones

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Drones entered the public conversation in an era of uncontested skies. Against fighters on the ground, drones were only occasionally vulnerable to infantry-carried anti-air missiles. Those weapons are rare, expensive, and while sometimes capable of destroying a drone, they are designed for other targets. But the days of hunting drones exclusively by missile are over, and this week brings us two stories that better reflect the existing counter-drone world. U.S. officials confirmed to NBC news that Russia was jamming the signals of drones in Syria. From NBC’s report on April 10: The officials said the equipment being used was developed by the Russian military and is very sophisticated, proving effective even against some encrypted signals and anti-jamming receivers. The drones impacted so far are smaller surveillance aircraft, as opposed to the larger Predators and Reapers that often operate in combat environments and can be armed. Russian jamming of drones was also reported in Ukraine…
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No-GPS artillery smart shell for moving targets

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U.S. military researchers are ready to reach out to industry for prototypes of a 155-millimeter heavy artillerysmart munition able to hit moving targets on land and at sea without the assistance of satellite navigation.


Officials of the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., issued a special notice this week (N00014-18-R-SN06) for the Moving Target Artillery Round (MTAR) program. ONR issued the notice together with the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.
MTAR is to be an extended-range guided projectile capable of engaging stationary and moving targets on land and at sea, including engagements that cannot rely on Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation to enhance the shell's accuracy.

Army, Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps ordnance experts will use inert and live-fire prototype flight tests with the M777A2 155-millimeter towed Howitzer to demonstrate technological maturity of the system before switchin…
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IDF Claims Downed Iranian UAV "Armed With Explosives"

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The Israeli Defense Forces announced Friday that their probe of the Iranian drone that intercepted the country's airspace in February showed that it was allegedly carrying explosives and programmed to attack Israel. "After flight path analysis & an operational & intelligence-based investigation of the Iranian UAV that infiltrated Israeli airspace on 2.10.2018, the IDF concluded that the Iranian UAV was armed with explosives & was tasked to attack Israel," the IDF stated in a Twitter post. The incident took place on February 10: according to the Israeli army, its helicopter had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria. As they have specified, it triggered the Israeli Air Force (IAF) to strike alleged Iranian targets in Syria. Responding to the Israeli attack, the Syrian air defense systems fired down the Israeli F-16 aircraft. Both crew members — a pilot and navigator — managed to eject before the plane crashed in northern Israel. sputniknews.com
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Drones could make Turkey-Greece clashes less risky, but more frequent

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Tensions over Aegean airspace continue to grow as Turkish and Greek aircraft have been involved in several confrontations this month. One unique encounter, however, was particularly interesting. As Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar on April 6 was inspecting his country's Aegean army, two Greek F-16s began pursuing a Turkish-made ANKA-B drone that had just entered service with the Turkish navy and was testing its reconnaissance and surveillance flights over the Aegean Sea. As the drone, which was launched from Turkey's Dalaman Naval Air Base, was operating at an altitude of 6,600 meters (21,600 feet) off the Greek island of Rhodes, it was approached by the F-16s from Kastelli Air Base on Crete. According to a report in Greece's Ekathimerini newspaper, the planes flew alongside the drone for a while before handing over the intercept mission to two other F-16s. Both Ankara and Athens were satisfied with the outcome. Ankara was pleased for having compelled the G…
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