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Sino-Russian widebody gets seven proposals for engine

Developers of the Chinese-Russian widebody have received proposals from seven firms to supply the aircraft’s propulsion system. The submissions were made to the China-Russia Commercial Aircraft Corporation (CRAIC) as according to the 30 May deadline. The bids came from both domestic and foreign suppliers, says Chinese airframer Comac. CRAIC issued the request for proposal last December. Last week, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, the commercial aviation unit for United Aircraft, told FlightGlobal that the developers of the aircraft have increased the engine thrust required for the jet. The requirement is now for 78,000lb-thrust turbofans, up from the previous 75,000lb-thrust specification. “It has changed because of marketing demand that the aircraft be able to base in several high-altitude aerodromes in China. After the answer to RFP requests from potential engine suppliers is received, this measurement might also be elaborated,” it adds. CRAIC says it will analyse, clarify and evaluate the pr…

Russia is Weapons Testing Unmanned Ground Vehicles in Syria

The Uran-9 tank, viaPhoto by: Youtube
“Unmanned” or “autonomous” military technology is not nearly as new a phenomenon as we tend to think it is. Ever since the Gatling gun - the forerunner of today’s machine gun - was developed in the American Civil War, automation in warfare has presented a deadly paradox. Richard Gatling wrote once that his rationale for inventing the gun was to reduce the number of soldiers in an army, and so ultimately to save lives. The truth was the tragic opposite. Theautomated gun did not reducethe number of soldiers exposed to combat. But it did amplify the destruction that one side is able to cause in a war, and it set off a chain of investment in newer, more destructive military technology. And though the sophistication of the autonomous technology we have today has increased exponentially, the ethical concerns, and the presence of that troubling paradox, remain with us. Russia’s unmanned tank tested in Syria And the latest developments in unmanned artillery ma…

Natural Night Vision

Night vision goggles are a great tool but are not always practical. Sometimes we simply have to utilize our natural night vision. In order to get the most out of our natural night vision we should understand how our eyes see at night. While dual tube night vision is very beneficial it is not always practical. Photo Credit: @sweetmarlena87 Anatomy and Functions Our eyes see in a vast span of lighting conditions, from a bright sunny day to the darkest night. This is accomplished by different parts of the eye working together. These parts are the pupil, rods and cone cells, and photopigments. The pupil is responsible for how much light is allowed into the eye. Like the aperture on a camera it grows and shrinks to allow the proper amount of light. This can be seen when someone is exposed to a bright light and their pupil quickly shrinks. As the pupil grows or shrinks it increases or decreases the amount of light allowed into the eye. 

Chinese-Russian Defense and Security Ties: Countering US Encirclement

China recently announced plans to contribute to Russian support of the Assad regime in Syria, just one of many ways in which Chinese-Russian security ties have strengthened over the past five years (MOFA, May 14). Since the early 2010s, the two countries have been brought together by common threat perceptions and similar outlooks on the international security environment. Both claim to share a similar political ideology that centers on state sovereignty and non-interference, and each fears encirclement by the United States. These shared threat perceptions have led to an increased number of combined military exercises, more advanced military-technical cooperation, frequent high-level military-to-military contact, and unified stances on regional security iss

Improving The Apache Of The Future

With more than 350 AH-64E Apaches delivered and potential customers showing interest, the latest version of Boeing’s attack helicopter looks set to be the most successful so far in terms of sales.
The airframer is currently producing around 70 Apaches each year at its Mesa, Arizona, plant. But the company is targeting a significant ramp-up in activity, with plans to produce as many as 100 aircraft a year starting around 2021, says Steve Wade, vice president for Boeing’s attack helicopter programs and site executive at its Mesa facility.
“This will be an historically high build rate,” says Wade, and it is being driven by customer requests for deliveries during the 2021-22 time period. 

U.S. Army is planning to field AH-64E v6 software upgrade in the coming months
Future Apache cockpit could eliminate IHADSS helmet mounted sight system
Of the AH-64’s 16 customers, the vast majority appear set to renew their aircraft to the AH-64E standard if they have not already done so, and Boeing sa…

Roketsan ve Raytheon'dan stratejik ortaklığa ödüllü "devam" | C4Defence

Roketsan ve Raytheon, Patriot Programı kapsamında başarı ile tamamlanan üç farklı projenin ardından, yola Patriot GEM-T Hava Savunma Füzesi Kontrol Bölümü Üretimi ile devam kararı aldı. 16 Mayıs 2018 tarihinde imzalanan yeni sözleşme ile 2009 yılında başlayan stratejik ortaklık devam edecek.

Raytheon’un 2009 yılından beri sekiz yıl üst üste “Tedarikçi Mükemmeliyet Ödülü” ile ödüllendirdiği Roketsan, 2017 yılı da dokuzuncu defa aynı ödüle layık görüldü. Firma 2. defa 4 Yıldız kategorisinde ödül aldı.

2017 Tedarikçi Mükemmeliyet Ödülünü 17 Mayıs 2018’de ABD Boston’da yapılan bir törenle Raytheon IDS Başkan Yardımcıları Steve Murphy ve. John Bergeron, Roketsan Genel Müdür Yardımcısı ve OES Grup Başkanı. Hayri Torun ve Patriot CSA Programı Proje Lideri. Anıl Karaçay’a takdim etti.

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Alman- Hollanda tank taburu ilk Leopard tankını teslim aldı | C4Defence

Alman Silahlı Kuvvetlerinin 414ncü zırhlı taburu (Panzerbataillon) ilk 17 Leopard 2A6MA2 tankını Hollanda tank birliği ile birlikte teslim aldı. Geriye kalan 16 tank ise Haziran ayında Kuzey Almanya’da Lohheide bölgesindeki alaya teslim edilecek.

Alman ve Hollanda silahlı Kuvvetleri Panzerbataillon 414’ü oluşturmaya 2015 yılında başladı. Tabur, Hollanda Kraliyet Kara Kuvvetleri 43ncü Mekanize Tümeni ve Alman Birinci Panzer Birliği altında değişmeli olarak komuta ediliyor. Kısa Link:

İHA gözünden SU-57 manevrada | C4Defence

Rus Zvezda televizyonu, Rbeşinci. nesil Su-57 savaş uçaklarının gerçekleştirdiği manevraları yayınladı. Uçaklarla aynı zamanda havada olan bir İnsansız Hava Aracının (IHA) kaydettiği görüntülere haberde yer verildi.Haberde, çekimin Rusya'nın Ryazan Bölgesinde düzenlenen Aviadarts-2018 askeri havacılık yarışması sırasında gerçekleştiği kaydedildi. Su-57'nin ilk seri üretiminin 2019’da tamamlanması ve 12 uçaktan oluşacak ilk grubun aynı yıl Rusya Hava-Uzay Kuvvetleri'ne teslim edilmesi bekleniyor. Haberin Videosu :

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Rusya Hava Kuvvetleri MiG 35 savaş uçağını test ediyor | C4Defence

Rusya yeni savaş uçağı Mig-35’in testlerine başlıyor. Su-27 ailesinden devşirilen uçak deneme aşamasında bulunuyor. Öncülünden çok daha hafif olan uçak daha etkili hale getirildi. Rus medyası da uçak için “daha etkin, modern ve manevra kabiliyeti daha yüksek” yazdı. Uçak dış görünüş açısından öncülüne benzese de Zhuk-A aktif elektronik taramalı dizi radarı (active electronically scanned array /AESA) sayesinde aynı anda 30 hedefi 200 km mesafeden takip edebiliyor. Uçağın motorunda kullanılan vektörel yönlendirme manevrada önemli avantajlar sağlıyor. Uçağın faydalı yükü ve yakıt kapasitesi artarken uçuş maliyeti öncülünden 2,5 kat daha düşük. Bütün testler planlandığı gibi ilerlerlerse uçak 2019 yılında hizmete girecek. Kısa Link:

The Military Still Wants a Belly Gun for the V-22 Osprey

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Tinney, a flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, departs a CV-22 Osprey following a training mission with the Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson at Eglin Range, Fla., May 3, 2018.Photo by: U.S. Air Force photo/Ryan Conroy For years, officials have wanted a forward firing gun under the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey's belly to give it extra defensive measures when landing in an enemy hot zone. But the rumored addition is still not a done deal, according to Bell-Boeing officials. "There are some studies and development programs underway for an advanced firing weapon and electronic weapons packages," Chris Gehler, vice president and program director for the V-22 at Bell, told on Tuesday. [But] the "forward-firing weapon is not [coming] within the next several years; it would probably be just beyond that." In 2015, Bell-Boeing demonstrated forward-firing rockets, Gehler said. In April, the company did demonstratio…