Late last year, Russian aerospace and defence giant United Aircraft Corporation confirmed that new weapons systems designed especially for the Su-57 had been developed or were in active development, without elaborating.
Libya, which was thrust into a violent, nine-year-long civil war in the aftermath of a militia uprising backed by NATO airstrikes in 2011, has returned to the forefront of international attention in recent weeks as major powers increase support for the two factions vying for control of the oil-rich nation.
The Trident nuclear weapons system, based on Scotland’s west coast, consists of four British submarines armed with eight missiles, each carrying 40 nuclear warheads. At least one British submarine is at sea continuously, carrying the nuclear arsenal.
The US Army began the development of its ‘Strategic Long-Range Cannon (SLRC) in late 2019, with the weapon expected to have a range of up to 1,850 km. The military expects a demonstration prototype to be created by 2023.
According to the minister, the weapons are "one of a kind in the region" and will help Serbia maintain the nation's military neutrality stance.
The US Navy has 20 aircraft carriers in its inventory, allowing the Pentagon to project power and engage in bombing operations against virtually any country on the planet (if it doesn’t have an effective air and coastal defence system, that is). Now, the Navy is reportedly toying with a new doctrine to increase the deadliness of its warships.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is worried more about the number and types of non-strategic nuclear weapons that Russia possesses rather than by its new novel systems, a senior Defence Department official told reporters on Friday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Friday that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) military air base in Tindal, Australia, will receive a major upgrade over the next several years in an effort to provide both Canberra and Washington a leg-up in the region.
India’s Ministry of Defense confirmed the country’s multibillion-dollar purchase of two dozen Sikorsky MH-60 Romeo helicopters was approved by New Delhi’s security cabinet earlier this week.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The newly built primary array, similar in size to the Patriot radar array, will provide more than double the Patriot’s performance, Raytheon's release stated.
Earlier this month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov promised that Moscow would naturally “react” to the Defender Europe 20 drills, but that Russia’s response would “not create unnecessary risks.”
Reports that jihadist militants had captured a T-90A main battle tank first emerged last week, with the tank reportedly taken from Syrian forces intact following a battle for a village in Aleppo province.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian fighter MiG-35 will be able to land on autopilot, the relevant technology already exists, the press service of the MiG company said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky business unit said it is building six more presidential helicopters for the US Navy.
Ankara claimed Thursday that Turkish forces had killed more than 50 Syrian Arab Army troops following an airstrike in Syria’s Idlib that killed two Turkish service members. However, one expert asserts to Sputnik that Ankara is bluffing about both its retaliatory strike and its deployment of a Patriot missile defense system.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened a probe into Blackwater founder Erik Prince over an alleged plot to turn crop-dusting planes into attack aircraft for use by mercenaries in Azerbaijan and Africa, media reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Armed Forces detected 22 foreign jets that were engaged in reconnaissance activities close to Russia's airspace last week, the military's official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Friday.
The US Navy is expected to make public unclassified documents associated with the 1963 implosion of the USS Thresher (SSN-593), which claimed the lives of nearly 130 individuals and was the catalyst for the service’s Submarine Safety Program (SUBSAFE).
Japan’s Ministry of Defense has been quietly laying plans for a new stealth fighter to replace the F-2, one capable of outclassing the numerically superior Chinese air force. Nicknamed the “Godzilla” fighter by observers due to its size, the Mitsubishi F-X is expected to enter service in 2035.
China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has tightened the shore leave rules for crew members aboard the Shandong, the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, in an effort to prevent an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus on the ship.