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DefenseNATO: an air base in Albania in 2023
51 million to renovate the Kucova airport
NATO will begin to modernize the Kucova airport, near Tirana, in order to create a new tactical base in Albania where to deploy transport aircraft, fighters and -if necessary- US bombers. The announcement... more
DefenseF-35: development as an intercontinental ballistic anti-missile aircraft?
It would be possible thanks to the on-board sensors
Among the new features of the new US missile defense strategy is the possibility of using the Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft as a platform to intercept the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). An... more
DefenseChina: the first flight of the Xian H-20 plane this year
At work also on a medium-range stealth bomber
During the 2019, the Xian H-20 stealth strategic bomber should be carried out the maiden flight in China in order to allow the armed forces to assess the actual level reached in this sector by the Chinese... more
DefenseElettronica Group on board the Fremm "Margottini"
It is the sponsor of the naval campaign
Elettronica Group is supporting this year the naval campaign of the European multi-mission Frigate (FREMM) "Carlo Margottini", launched from the naval base of La Spezia last January 17 towards the Indian... more
DefenseDefense: bilateral agreement between Germany and France
First step towards for a common armed forces?
The Cooperation Treaty between France and Germany signed today in Aachen by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel "is a further step towards the creation of a future European... more
DefenseUSA: Trump announces new missile defense strategy
Weapons in space and stored in NATO countries that need to "do more"
The President Donald Trump presented yesterday at the Pentagon what will be the new missile defense strategy of the United States that -as expected- will be strengthened and expanded also in space. The... more
DefenseUSA: Trump will announce the new missile defense plan today
Possible funding for the development of space laser weapons
Today at 11 in Washington -17 in Italy- the President of the United States Donald Trump will announce -according to the US press- the program to strengthen missile defense, in key anti-Iran, Russia and... more
DefenseDefense. Bulgaria: today the parliamentary vote on the purchase of F-16 aircraft
President Radev still criticizes the acquisition
Sofia parliament will vote today on the proposed acquisition of Lockheed Martin F-16 combat aircraft from the United States, at the end of a selection process that has been the subject of much criticism... more
DefenseRussia: will there be a new contract for 13 Su-57 aircraft?
Motor developments will continue for the future
The second contract to produce 13 new fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft will be signed next year, so as to allow United Aircraft Corporation to continue working on the development of high-tech... more
DefenseAustria: 300 million for new helicopters
3 Black Hawk and a new training aircraft
The Austrian Government would have decided to allocate 300 million euros to be able to purchase an undefined number of helicopters for the armed forces, especially to be able to order three Sikorsky UH-60... more
DefenseChina: a similar device to the US MOAB was tested
Minor bomb size, but almost identical capacity
China would reach the United States in the military also in the explosive capacities of a non-atomic warhead, because -as reported by "Global Times"- the Air Force would have dropped a bomb similar to... more
DefenseUSA. Controversy over the appointment of Shanahan as defense secretary
Is it likely to increase Boeing's weight at the Pentagon?
Patrick Shanahan was appointed yesterday as the new US Secretary of Defense to replace -if the Senate will confirm the decision- the resigning James Mattis. What made this nomination of President Donald... more
DefenseTurkey: insurance for Russia on S-400 missile system
It will not be inspected by the Americans technicians
If Turkey was to decide to receive the S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense systems from Russia, these will not be examined by the United States, and was confirmed by an official of the Turkish Foreign... more
DefenseChina: last sea trial for the Type 001A aircraft carrier
It will be delivered in April 2019, as scheduled
There seems to be almost official status for the delivery of the new Type 001A (Shandong) aircraft carrier, which is expected to enter the fleet in April next year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of... more
DefenseGermany: are armed forces recruit personnel from EU countries?
It would lack specialized available to enlist
A new problem for Germany especially for its armed forces that could not only need a great deal of money to finance the modernization of the fleet of airplanes and helicopters, land vehicles and armaments,... more
DefenseRussia: Avangard hypersonic missile successfully tested
6000 km of descent at Mach 20
The Avangard hypersonic missile was tested yesterday in Russia, in a launch that also the President Vladimir Putin was able to observe the exercise from the control room of the ministry of Defense. A new... more
DefenseJapan: on sale 100 F-15 airplanes to finance part of the F-35?
Dialogue with the United States to get the go-ahead
The Japanese government would be considering selling some Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ Eagle fighter planes so as to free up additional funds to invest in the purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35s, especially to be... more
DefenseIndia: Agni-4 ballistic missile successfully tested
It could also transport nuclear warheads
India had successfully tested yesterday the new Agni-4 ballistic missile, which could also transport a nuclear warhead, thus increasing the capabilities of the Delhi armed forces, because the range of... more
DefenseTurkey: for Russia the order of the S-400 will remain also with Patriot purchase
But probably Ankara will have to choose which way to stay
According to an official from the Kremlin to the "Tass" agency, the possible acquisition by Turkey of the Patriot missile system from the United States should not influence the order for the S-400 anti-aircraft... more
DefenseUS Navy: new ships, airplanes and armaments in the future
But in the meantime next year there may be the first budget cuts
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson sent a letter -reported by the American press- in which he will establish the priorities for the close future in order to maintain the naval... more
DefenseUSA: authorized sale of Patriot missile systems to Turkey
Will it lead to cancellation of the order for the Russian S-400s?
Despite the order for the S-400 anti-aircraft defense systems from Russia, Turkey also obtained permission from the US State Department to purchase the Patriot MIM-104E and PAC-3 missiles, as well as associated... more
DefenseJapan: Abe announces defense investment plan
New F-35 and two defense aircraft carriers from China and Russia
As it was widely expected, Japan will increase its military spending decisively over the next few years, so that it will be able to equip itself with new fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft,... more
DefenseUSAF: aircraft of the future could cost 300 million dollars each
3 times as much than the expense for the F-35A
The next-generation fighter aircraft that will be used by the US Air Force (USAF) could cost more than USD 300 million per unit, making it the most expensive plane in history by spending resources 3 times... more
DefenseVenezuela: permanent deployment of the two Russian Tupolev Tu-160?
Putin would have accepted Maduro's offer to use the island of La Orchila
The sending of the two Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombing aircraft to Venezuela, which infuriated Washington with armed nuclear cruise missiles Kh-101 and Kh-555, risks further friction between the United... more
DefenseUSA: the new B-21 Raider bombing aircraft surpasses the latest tests
Soon the production and experimentation starting at Edwards
The new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider heavy bombing aircraft has passed the design review and -as reported by "Military.com"- should begin testing and testing before the end of 2018, before its insertion... more
DefenseElbit Systems and Leonardo: new torpedo capabilities for Seagull
It is Elbit's USV
Adding to the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessels’ (USV) capability to mount and launch light weight torpedoes, Elbit Systems ISTAR division has teamed with Leonardo to develop and demonstrate Leonardo’s lig... more
DefenseSlovakia: asked the resignation of the Minister of Defense
Problems are the acceptance letters of the offer for F-16 aircraft
The letters signed by the Slovak Defense Minister Peter Gajdos accepting the US offer for the acquisition of 14 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft for the Bratislava Air Force are creating havoc in the country's... more
DefenseRussia: threat to European security the US exit from the INF Treaty
"European countries would be military targets for Moscow"
If the United States -as it appears from the latest statements- were to come out of the treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range missiles (INF Treaty) signed with the Soviet Union (and confirmed... more
DefenseIndia: 24 MH-60R helicopters required from the United States
It would serves to increase anti-submarine fighting capacity
India is thinking of enhancing its anti-submarine war capabilities by purchasing Lockheed-Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters from the United States, in order to counteract and deter the growing naval... more
DefenseUSA: laser weapons on transport aircraft from 2021
The next step install them on the fighters
The US Air Force (USAF) could test the first laser weapons on its aircraft by 2021 allowing the fighters, drones and transport aircraft to attack targets on the ground or in flight at the speed of light... more