Airborne laser weapon: the US Special Operations Command aims for a demonstrator by 2022

After years of postponement and initially expected for the 2019 fiscal year, the prospect of integrating a laser weapon system into the vast array of armaments of the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship seems to be…

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New Zealand will buy C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft

The New Zealand government recently confirmed the acquisition of five C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft from the American aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Between 2024 and 2025, these five new aircraft…

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US Air Force could turn transport planes into bombers, and more

Last week, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Air Force Special Operations Command jointly revealed having carried out between January and February several tests of…

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USAF and US Navy use AC-130W gunship to counter new naval threats in the Persian Gulf

From March 8 to 9, the American armed forces demonstrated in the Persian Gulf the possibility of using a “gunship” aircraft for maritime support operations. The test…

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DARPA takes another step towards the flying aircraft carrier with the Gremlins X-61A

On January 17, the American defense research agency DARPA announced that the X-61A Gremlins drone designed by Dynetics made its first flight last November, dropped by a…

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Pentagon orders 50 C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft from Lockheed-Martin

The year has started well for Lockheed-Martin. While production of F-35 is expected to exceed 130 aircraft this year, the US Armed Forces have just ordered 50 aircraft from ...

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Sikorsky and Rheinmetall Offer CH-53K Heavy Helicopter to Germany

With 80 CH-53 heavy transport helicopters in service, the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force, has the largest helicopter transport capacity in Europe. But the 110 machines…

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The US Army is not ready to deal with Chinese or Russian interference

Why did Russia and China both agree to significant investments in electronic warfare over the past 20 years, when the opportunity to use it seemed very ...

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