Airbus Helicopter places its H135 in Thailand and targets other markets in Asia

All over the world, air shows are an opportunity to announce major contracts and to display impressive listings of aircraft sold and delivered during the year against the competition. Other sales, however, may appear almost anecdotal due to the volume concerned or the amount of the contract. This does not necessarily prevent them from taking on a strategic value, both for the industrial seller and his country of origin. And this is precisely the case for the sale of six light helicopters Airbus Helicopters H135 sold to Thailand, and announced at the Singapore Air Show last week. Thus, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has…

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Naval Group elected best industrial partner of the "Make in India" program

Defense industries are fond of prizes and self-congratulations. But some prices say more than others. This is the case of the "Best Foreign OEM supporting Make in India" prize awarded by the Indian authorities at the DefExpo exhibition which is currently being held near the city of Lucknow, 200 km east of New Delhi. And this year, it is the French group Naval Group which is honored by this award, about the program of attack submarines P75 Kalvari, of which two units out of 6 have already been delivered to the Indian Navy. . The P75 program does…

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Russian infantry fighting tanks soon to be equipped with a 57mm gun?

The new generation of Russian armored infantry fighting vehicles will enter service between 2020 and 2021. It consists of 3 armored vehicles: The 15-ton tracked T55 armada, the 25-ton tracked Kurganet 30, and the Boomerang in 8× version 8 of 25 tons. Until now, these 3 tanks were presented equipped with an Epoch turret, carrying a 30mm main gun, a 7,62mm machine gun and two turrets for four Hornet-EM type anti-tank missiles. But this configuration could soon be replaced by the new AU-220M automatic turret designed by the Burevestnik Central Research Institute design offices, a subsidiary of the…

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China is working on a stealth drone transporting 22 tons

A model presented at a show does not make a program. However, in China, this is often how the programs appear that later become reality. On the occasion of the technological exhibition of civil and military equipment in Xi'an, the company Zhong Tian Guide Control Technology Co Ltd presented the model of the FL2 drone, a device having the appearance of a flying wing equipped with stabilizers obliques, presented as a stealth transport drone. According to the information presented, the FL-2, which is currently only in a design phase, will be designed to have a take-off weight of 22 tons, an operational range of 7000...

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German Hensoldt has shown that F35 can be detected by passive radar

The American site, belonging to the sphere, published the story that led Lockheed to ground its F35As dispatched to the Berlin Air Show in 2018, at the Schönefeld airfield near Berlin, while the nato and the United States were doing everything in their power to get Germany to choose the stealth aircraft to replace its Tornado. Indeed, the German radar designer Hensoldt took advantage of this event to test its new passive radar TwInvis, in order to evaluate its performance on a wide range of devices. And as the designers of the TwInvis, not given to the German system, expected, the two F35…

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The Russian company Micran presents an "anti-drone" drone at the Milex-2019 trade fair in Minsk

The Russian company Micran, which had already made a name for itself by presenting the Glaz (eye) portable recognition system launching a panoramic camera using an alarm gun, presented at the Milex 2019 fair in Minsk, in Belarus, the "Karnivora" drone, intended, among other things, to intercept light drones. To do this, the Karnivora carries a net-throwing device, which it directs at its target, and which immobilizes the drone before bringing it back to earth using a parachute. The system consists of a transport and control vehicle, allowing the drone to be brought to its area of ​​action, to be launched and controlled, as well as…

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Can we develop a Franco-German aircraft carrier?

In recent months, part of the German political class, the most Europhile, seems particularly prolific in terms of the European defense cooperation project, and in particular concerning Franco-German cooperation. Sometimes the idea clearly misses the mark, as when Finance Minister Olaf Sholtz of the SPD party, an ally of Angela Merkel's CDU, proposed that France cede its seat as a permanent member of the UN Security Council to the European Union, an idea as incongruous as it is legally impossible. Angela Merkel spoke in favor of a European army proposed by E. Macron, in a speech to the European Parliament on November 13, 2018. The…

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