The Chinese air force is moving to standardize the paint schemes of its aircraft, introducing new regulations requiring use of common paints and colors to reduce the fleet’s visibility both to the human eye and to radar.
In mid-February, the Y-20 plane became part of a Chinese fleet that was used to deliver supplies and personnel to the city of Wuhan to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the area.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia exported arms worth more than $15.2 billion in 2019, to around 50 different countries, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin said.
The bomber’s modernised version Tu-160M2, which successfully underwent a test flight last month, is expected to start entering service with the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2021.
The Boeing E-6B modification, which entered service in October 1998, was equipped with a system to remotely keep an eye on Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICMBs) via the Airborne Launch Control System.
In the past few decades, a whole array of night-time military operations across the world has occurred at night; this is only natural because warplanes prefer to launch first strikes in the dark so as to unexpectedly hit targets without fearing retaliation from enemy anti-aircraft systems or fighter jets.
A US airman has been arrested after investigators found a trove of weapons and instructions on how to make explosive devices in his on-base residence this week.
One of the US Air Force’s retired F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft was recently photographed over the famous “Star Wars Canyon” in Death Valley, California.
Earlier this week, the US Air Force teamed up with its Norwegian counterpart to carry out a first-of-its-kind joint training exercise amid NATO’s ongoing Icelandic Air Policing (IAP) operation.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - At least 2,600 military and civilian personnel in US European Command (EUCOM) are in self-isolation over possible exposure to the coronavirus with 35 testing positive so far, the Defence Department said on Friday.
Washington has repeatedly lashed out at Ankara’s purchase of the Russian-made S-400 missile systems, claiming that they are incompatible with NATO security standards and might compromise the operations of the new US fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets.
The US has been redoubling its efforts to develop hypersonic weapons ever since Russia announced its successful development of a series of such armaments back in 2018.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Tsirkon hypersonic missile will be test-fired for the first time this year in spring from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate, a source in the Russian defence industry said.
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 K-560 Severodvinsk, a Yasen-class nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with anti-ship and land attack cruise missiles, will soon be equipped to carry the Zircon, a new scramjet-powered maneuverable anti-ship missile capable of accelerating to speeds of up to 11,100 km per hour.
The May, 2011 raid to assassinate Osama bin Laden, codenamed Operation Neptune Spear, reportedly involved four helicopters: two heavy-lift Chinooks and two stealth Black Hawks. The officer in charge of the air component of the operation has now retired and revealed some details about what happened that day.
The clip, which heaps praise on the secretive Skunk Works division, notably features mostly computer-generated prototypes of aircraft, with the problematic F-35 fighter jet being the only already-existing model.
In the US Navy’s latest policy whiplash, the service plans to cancel service life extensions on 27 of its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, even though it plans to increase the fleet’s size by more than 20% in the next decade.
Chinese military experts on Tuesday suggested the use of non-lethal electromagnetic weapons, including low-energy laser devices, in expelling US warships that have been repeatedly intruding into the South China Sea in the past week.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian Air Force (IAF) has gradually been phasing out its MiG-21, and MiG-27 fighter aircraft and replacing them with newer aircraft including advanced version of the domestically produced Tejas fighter jet.