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US Clears UK $3-Plus Billion Buy of 16 Chinooks

☝(A CH-47F Chinook helicopter with 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade maneuvers to pick up an M119A3 howitzer during sling load operations on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 4. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Steven Galimore) ⏩ The U.S. State Department has cleared the United Kingdom $3.5 billion purchase of 16 H-47 Extended Range Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. The U.K....

Two Indigenous Artillery Guns All Set to Be Handed Over To Indian Army

It is reported that two variants of indigenous 155mm artillery guns are at final stages of being handed over to the Army. The ‘Dhanush’ is being made by the Ordnance Factory Board, while the Advance Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) has been designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and will be manufactured by Tata and Bharat...

To Combat Russian Subs, NATO allies team up to develop Unmanned Systems at Sea

⏩ The unmanned submarine-hunting surface drone Sea Hunter gets underway on the Williammette River in Portland, Ore. The platform represents an enormous technological leap for unmanned maritime systems. (John Williams/U.S. Navy) WASHINGTON — The U.S. and its NATO allies are teaming up to more closely cooperate on the development and fielding of unmanned maritime systems, according to an agreement signed by...

Belgium Picks F-35 over Eurofighter Typhoon for Future Fighter Jet

⏩ Belgium has to phase out its 54 F-16 Jets between 2023 and 2028 ⏩ Belgium will reportedly purchase 34 F-35A Lightning II and 38 F-135 Pratt & Whitney engines WASHINGTON and LIÈGE, Belgium — Belgium appears poised to select Lockheed Martin’s F-35 over the Eurofighter Typhoon as its next-generation fighter jet, with government sources on Oct. 22 telling national news...

China’s H-20 nuclear stealth bomber might be unveiled next year — and it could pose a serious threat in the South China Sea

  Chinese media reported on Monday that Beijing would unveil its H-20 nuclear stealth bomber next year during the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). But the reports have not been officially confirmed by the Chinese military. These reports came after a “morale-boosting gala” held by China’s strategic bomber division in which “the silhouette of...

AMCA technology demonstrator to make first flight by 2032

Two ‘next generation technology demonstrators’ (NGTD) of the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), being developed by Aeronatics Development Agency (ADA) as India’s next generation fighter, are expected to make their first flight by 2032. According to sources in Bangalore, “The AMCA will feature geometric stealth and will initially fly with two GE-414 engines. Once we develop our own engines, it can...

Trump Vows to Quit Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia

US President Donald Trump said that he will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, media reported. Donald Trump claimed that Russia is violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with the United States, and that he will pull out of it. The treaty was signed in 1987 by the USSR and the US, and stipulates the elimination...

The US Army’s Dream Gun: A Rifle That Can Fire Up To 5 Rounds At One Time

Colorado gunsmith Martin Grier has invented a new kind of rifle—one that can fire up to five rounds at a time through five carefully-aligned barrels, and also ditches traditional metal-encased ammunition for electronically-triggered caseless rounds. The L4 and L5—respectively, the four- and five-barrel version of Grier’s rifle—are the sole products of Grier’s garage-based FD Munitions. And they’ve caught the U.S....

Pentagon Chief: US ‘Cannot Accept’ China’s ‘Militarization’ in South China Sea

United States Defense Secretary James Mattis reiterated Washington’s position on the South China Sea Friday, calling for Japan and South Korea to work with America in the sea to prevent a singular power from dominating its waters. "I think that all of us joining hands together — ASEAN allies and partners — and we affirm as we do so...

Lt Gen Laura J Richardson to become first woman to head US Army’s largest command FORSCOM

Lt Gen Laura J Richardson is all set to create history as she will become the first woman to be heading the US Army Forces Command FORSCOM, and commanding 7,76,000 soldiers and 96,000 civilians. According to a report in CNN, this is the first time in the history of the US Army that a woman would be heading such...
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