China's aircraft carrier-based J-15 fighter jets have now become capable of conducting nighttime buddy refueling, one of the most challenging tactical moves by carrier-borne fighter jets, the PLA Navy revealed after recent successful exercises.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Monday, large-scale NATO exercise Sea Breeze-2020 concluded in the north-west of the Black Sea. Over 20 ships, as well as numerous aircraft and helicopters, and around 2,000 servicemen from Ukraine, the United States, Bulgaria, Georgia, Norway, Romania, Spain and Turkey took part in the drills.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The first batch of Rafale fighter jets are set to arrive in India’s Ambala Air Base on Wednesday afternoon after covering the 7,000 kilometers from France. The jets were stationed overnight at the Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE. The same air base houses US and French troops and aircraft.
New details have emerged in Chinese media about the proposed Type 076 landing helicopter dock (LHD), a unique variant of that type of warship that would combine a helicopter carrier, a catapult aircraft launching system and a docking area for amphibious landing craft. Sputnik was among the first to report on the new warship.
The US Army is looking into an incident at Fort Bliss, Texas, earlier this month in which an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank accidentally fired its main gun at another US tank during live-fire drills.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States should reconsider its decision to suspend Turkey from the F-35 aircraft programme and stands ready to address any issues related to the S-400 air defence system’s and F-35 jet’s compatibility, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The deployment of S-400 missile systems on Russia's Arctic islands is a logical step, needed exclusively for national defence, and it should not raise concerns, Foreign Ministry's Ambassador-at-Large Nikolai Korchunov stated in an interview.
The US Department of Defense’s elusive RQ-170 Sentinel drone recently broke tradition as it was spotted making an uncommon and quick landing at the United States Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.
A photo recently posted by the US Navy holds an unexpected gem: one of the submariners is holding what appears to be a laser dazzler rifle, a type of nonlethal weapon used either to get someone’s attention or to frustrate their ability to observe or target the boat.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept a US Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft over neutral waters in the Black Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry's National Defence Control Centre (NDCC) said on Monday.
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KHABAROVSK, Russia (Sputnik) - Large-scale drills involving over 4,000 troops started in two regions of Russia’s Far East on Monday, the Eastern Military District said.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India purchased 36 Rafale fighter jets from France under a government-to-government deal in 2016 at a cost of $8.7 billion. The delivery of the jets was expedited by France at the behest of India after border tensions with China worsened in April of this year.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Satellite images have captured an additional build-up of troops and equipment by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the Aksai Chin area. The Indian government has expedited weapons and troop deployment after making an assessment that PLA troops are preparing for a long and harsh winter in the Himalayas.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India celebrates "Kargil Victory Day" on 26 July each year remembering the courage and determination with which the armed forces steadfastly protected the nation in 1999 in a month-long armed conflict with Pakistan. However, lost somewhere in the revelry is the 21-year quest for justice by Dr N K Kalia.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan and China are members of the Biological Weapons Convention that prohibits the development, production, and stockpiling of bacteriological and toxic weapons.
A US Marine assigned to US President Donald Trump’s helicopter squadron has tested positive for COVID-19.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is calling for future members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force to come into the armed forces with a “triumphant spirit” as the military accelerates its drone warfare research and training.
A high-tech anti-mine pod accidentally dropped by a US Navy helicopter has been successfully recovered without injury.
So far, no crash artifacts have reportedly been publicly produced for independent verification.