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The new fifth generation air-to-air missiles AAMs are being fielded with large ‘no-escape zone’ and with AESA Radar, EO/IR Imaging, Network centric data links


A Eurofighter Typhoon has successfully completed a simultaneous firing of two MBDA Meteor Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missiles as part of a major programme of work to integrate the weapon on to the aircraft. The trial was used to test successful engagement of targets and the simultaneous two-way data link …

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USAF Rapid Airfield Damage Repair (RADR) program to counter threat of long range and accurate ballistic and cruise missiles


In the past 100 years, attacking forces have used a diverse array of weapons to target airfields, including aircraft, missiles, naval guns, artillery, mortars, rockets, satchel charges, and small arms Attacker objectives have also been diverse, including destruction of aircraft and equipment, inflicting casualties, denial of use, capture of the …

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DARPA drones shall carry mission adaptable payloads to switch missions mid flight from intelligence, command and control, networking to combat operations


UAS are used as force multipliers. They provide real-time Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information on remote targets and areas, as well as damage assessment and electronic warfare. They are also commonly used in border control as well as anti-terror operations. Today, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) typically require multiple payloads with dedicated components, …

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US enhancing Ground-Based Midcourse Missile Defense as North Korea succeeds in developing an ICBM capable to deliver a nuclear weapon anywhere in the United States


Kim  has finally succeeded in  developing  an ICBM operational capability through which it can  deliver a nuclear weapon anywhere in the United States, according to analysis based on Images released by North Korea. North Korea released dozens of photos and a video after 29 Nov launch of the new Hwasong-15 missile, …

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Indian Air Force develops capability to destroy enemy runways while landing / taking off its own jets from Expressways


Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully tested an indigenously-built lightweight ‘glide bomb’ at the Integrated Test Range in Odisha’s Chandipur  October 2017. Designated as the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), the bomb released from the IAF aircraft was guided through precision navigation system. SAAW, …

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DARPA’s ALIAS program improving Pilot’s decision making in degraded environments and enhancing Autonomy of existing Aircraft


The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Sikorsky  a contract to carry out a third phase of its program to develop an Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS), the Lockheed Martin subsidiary announced in January. Under Phase III of the program, Sikorsky will focus on the fabrication and installation …

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Australia releases Defence Science and Technology plan for implementing its Air Force Strategy to transform to fifth-generation Air Force


Australian Airforce is making investments into range of state-of-the-art surveillance, command-and-control and combat platforms. This includes introduction of advanced capabilities such as the F-35A Lightning II, EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, the MQ-4C Triton, and space systems including a space situational radar and space telescope. Moreover, Navy and Army are currently …

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