US Army Enhances Pocket-Sized Black Hornet UAV

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 23/07/2014 - 09:00:00

US Army Enhances Pocket-Sized Black Hornet UAV

Tiny PD-100 Black Hornet unmanned aerial vehicle is being made even more capable and trialled within the US Army's CP-ISR programme.

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UHAC Amphibious Landing Craft In RIMPAC Trials

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 22/07/2014 - 06:20:00

UHAC Amphibious Landing Craft In RIMPAC Trials

Prototype of future amphibious landing craft with a 40 km/h top speed, a 320 km range and the ability to carry 172 tonne loads is trialled in the waters off Hawaii

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Japan, UK To Co-Develop Next-Gen F-35 Missiles

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 21/07/2014 - 09:15:00

Japan, UK To Co-Develop Next-Gen F-35 Missiles

Japan announces plan to co-develop more advanced version of Meteor air-launched missile with Britain which will equip its yet-to-enter-service F-35s

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Night Vision Fighter Pilots Helmet Launches

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 17/07/2014 - 07:45:00

Night Vision Fighter Pilots Helmet Launches

BAE Systems' new combat helmet breakthrough integrates night vision goggles to overcome weight and movement issues linked to separate helmet/goggle combos.

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Israeli AIM-9X Sidewinder Missile Deal Chased

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 16/07/2014 - 07:25:00

Israeli AIM-9X Sidewinder Missile Deal Chased

US Congress considers proposed supply of an estimated 600 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles to Israel via the Foreign Military Sales route

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F-35 Lightning II Cleared To Fly

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 15/07/2014 - 09:15:00

F-35 Lightning II Cleared To Fly

Grounded for over two weeks, the F-35 Lightning II is now cleared to fly again but will it make its European debut at the Farnborough Airshow as planned?

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Elizabeth Carrier Named But F-35s Grounded

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 04/07/2014 - 05:50:00

Elizabeth Carrier Named But F-35s Grounded

In Scotland, the Royal Navy's first Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is officially named. Meantime, in the US, the aircraft type it will carry has been grounded

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Japan To Expand Self-Defence Capabilities

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 02/07/2014 - 05:40:00

Japan To Expand Self-Defence Capabilities

Japanese cabinet approves plan to give its country's air, ground and maritime self-defence forces more freedom if allied nations come under attack from mutual enemies

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Sikorsky Wins USAF Combat Rescue Contract

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 30/06/2014 - 04:40:00

Sikorsky Wins USAF Combat Rescue Contract

$1.28bn contract awarded to Sikorsky for the USAF's next-generation combat-capable search and rescue helicopter to replace the in-service HH-60G Pave Hawk

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Armed Forces Day 2014: Criticism And Protests

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 27/06/2014 - 08:00:00

Armed Forces Day 2014: Criticism And Protests

Armed Forces Day 2014 is igniting criticism in many quarters, with pro-peace organisations calling it "manipulative" and planning to protest

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