Monday, 24 October 2016

French Firefighters sponsored by Army Recognition at World Firefighter Combat Challenge in U.S.

The Belgian Company Army Recognition sponsors the French team of firefighters of TFA team Strasbourg during the World Firefighter combat challenge which takes place in Montgomery, Alabama, United States from the 24 to 29 October 2016.
French firefighters TFA Team Strasbourg sponsored by the Belgian Company Army Recognition at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Montgomery, Alabama, United States (from the left to the right Olivier Pruneau, Jonathan Foessel, Coralie Mertz, Vincent Heiligenstein and Frédéric Orlandi)
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Raytheon plans to produce T-100 next-gen trainer jet in Mississippi

Raytheon Company plans to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System on a shovel-ready site in Mississippi, the US defense company announced today Oct. 24. Should the U.S. Air Force approve the company's proposal for the Advanced Pilot Training program, Raytheon would establish a Final Assembly and Check-Out facility in Meridian. 
A pair of T-100 advanced jet trainers
(Credit: Raytheon)
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Video: DARPA's ACTUV Unmanned Vessel Helps TALONS Take Flight in Successful Joint Test

DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program has developed and built a technology demonstration vessel that is currently undergoing open-water testing off the coast of California and recently set sail with its first payload: a prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast developed through the Agency’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort. 

US Navy F-35C, P-8A, E-2C, C-2, MH-60R & H-72A in Aerial Photo Op with USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)

The U.S. Navy released a series of pictures showing several aircraft types flying close to the destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). This aerial photo exercise comes just a few days after the commissioning of the U.S. Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship.

Kratos lands a $12.6 mn contract for sensor integration into UTAP-22 UCAV

The US defense contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced today that it has been awarded a $12.6 million contract with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), in coordination with STRATCOM and the Strategic Capabilities Office, to explore the use of high speed drones in either fully autonomous or semi-autonomous roles to support fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft. 
The UTAP-22 UCAV during a flight demo
(Credit: Kratos)
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Safran and HAL inaugurates new JV to support helicopter engines in India

The Indian Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines MRO Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of Safran and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), yesterday in Goa, southwest India. This Joint Venture will support helicopter engines operated by national and international operators from a 1,000 sqm office and a 3,800 sqm shop facility. 
Safran's TM333 2B2 is powering the Indian Armed Forces' Dhruv helicopters
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Russia and India signed several agreements to enhance their military-technical cooperation

The negotiations between the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin and India`s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during the recent BRICS summit in Goa (India) have resulted in signing of several mutual military-technical cooperation (MTC) agreements, according to the Vedomosti newspaper.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia's President Vladimir Putin

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US Marine Corps' CH-53K King Stallion completes Initial Operational Testing phase

Lockheed Martin on Oct. 21 announced the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps to verify the key capabilities of the heavy lift helicopter. The week-long operational assessment by Marine Corps pilots, aircrew and maintainers marked an important step in support of a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Milestone C decision early next year. 
U.S. Marine Corps pilots maneuver the King Stallion as it delivers a 12,000 (5422 kg) pound external load after a 110 NM mission
(Credit: Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky)
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Iran unveils two new military radars dubbed Matla’-ol-Fajr 3 and Meraj 4.

Iran’s Defense Ministry on Saturday, October 22, 2016, unveiled new aerial navigation and tracking systems, including two military radars. The new products were unveiled at a ceremony in the southwestern city of Shiraz, attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan. 
New Iranian-made Matla’-ol-Fajr 3 tagets detection radar
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The 1st DDG 51 Flight IIA Restart, the Future USS Rafael Peralta Completed Alpha Trials

The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed alpha trials Oct. 18 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW).