Boeing Phantom Swift Joins VTOL X-Plane Comp

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 25/06/2014 - 09:00:00

Boeing Phantom Swift Joins VTOL X-Plane Comp

Boeing's Phantom Swift four fan-controlled vertical take off and landing-capable design joins DARPA's VTOL X-Plane competition

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418 US Military UAV Crashes Since 2001

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 23/06/2014 - 05:45:00

418 US Military UAV Crashes Since 2001

Human error, inclement weather, mechanical failure and other factors have caused hundreds of US military drone crashes over the past 13 years

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NZ Steyr Rifle Replacement Search Launched

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 19/06/2014 - 09:25:00

NZ Steyr Rifle Replacement Search Launched

Up to 8,000 new rifles to be acquired by the New Zealand Defence Force to replace the 5.56mm automatic/semi-automatic Steyr assault rifles it's had since 1988

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Thales Wildcat Helicopter Missile System Contract

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 17/06/2014 - 07:40:00

Thales Wildcat Helicopter Missile System Contract

A £48 million contract to construct Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon-Light systems for the Royal Navy's Wildcat HM2 helicopters goes to Thales

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Precision Air Drop Contract For Lockheed Martin

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 16/06/2014 - 09:15:00

Precision Air Drop Contract For Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin's WindTracer system has helped commercial airliner pilots for years. Now, a modified version could help improve the accuracy of military airdrops

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USAF B-52 Strategic Bombers In Europe

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 13/06/2014 - 07:05:00

USAF B-52 Strategic Bombers In Europe

Iconic Cold War-era Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bombers are currently stationed in Europe in numbers not seen for more than a decade

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Autonomous Vehicles Convoy Trials Success

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 11/06/2014 - 08:35:00

Autonomous Vehicles Convoy Trials Success

Long-chain unmanned military vehicle convoys can operate safely and securely in multiple different operational settings, new trial results confirm

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D-Day 70 Anniversary Events Round-Up

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 05/06/2014 - 06:40:00

D-Day 70 Anniversary Events Round-Up

Ceremonies, a ships flotilla, airborne parachute drops and the RAF Red Arrows - just part of D-Day 70's anniversary events in Britain and France

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2014 Russian Air Force Arms Purchases

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 02/06/2014 - 09:35:00

2014 Russian Air Force Arms Purchases

A host of new and upgraded military technologies will enter Russian Air Force service this year, according to a procurement plan unveiled at the start of June by officials

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Sea Ceptor Missiles For Royal New Zealand Navy

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 28/05/2014 - 10:15:00

Sea Ceptor Missiles For Royal New Zealand Navy

Royal New Zealand Navy becomes the first international customer for MBDA's Mach 3-capable sea-launched Common Anti-Air Modular Missile

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