Iran unveils new fighter jet, turns out to be a repainted 40 year old F-5

Iran has unveiled what it calls a "new domestic fighter jet" with President Rouhani saying Iran's military strength is aimed at creating "lasting peace".

Airbus and Dassault Aviation join forces on European Future Combat Air System

Airbus and Dassault Aviation have decided to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), which is slated to complement and eventually replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040.

US Army exercise sees 45 drones defeated by energy weapons fired from fantastically named ‘laser buggy’

Forty-five unmanned aerial vehicles and drones 'fell out of the sky' during a US Army exercise after Raytheon's fantastically named advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy engaged and destroyed them.

Sweden re-activates conscription

The Swedish government has decided to re-activate conscription from January 1st 2018. The Swedish armed forces is planning for 4000 recruits annually in basic military training in 2018 and 2019. According to the Swedish government: "The security environment in Europe and in Sweden's vicinity has deteriorated and the all-volunteer recruitment hasn't provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel. The re-activating of...

German Tornado fleet grounded due to ‘too much bio-diesel’ in fuel

According to local media, the fuel used by the German Tornado fleet appears to have been mixed with 'too much bio-diesel'.

BAE video shows Type 26 Frigate customised for Australia

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A video shows BAE Systems offering for the SEA5000 programme in Australia, a modified Type 26 Frigate design.

US Air Force Light Attack Aircraft draft request down to two contenders

The US Air Force shared a draft request for proposal for the Light Attack Aircraft with Sierra Nevada/Embraer and Textron Aviation following the conclusion of the second phase of the Light Attack Experiment.

Argentinian politician describes Royal Navy vessel involved in submarine search as a ‘pirate ship’

Argentine law maker Gabriel Solano tweeted 'F*** you!' and described the crew of HMS Protector, currently searching for a missing Argentine submarine, as pirates.

Royal Navy Merlin helicopters begin massive submarine hunt

Merlin helicopters from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose will spend the next week searching for submarines in NATO's largest Mediterranean Anti-Submarine Exercise, Dynamic Manta 2018.

Japanese government plans to introduce F-35B fighter jets and a ‘multi-purpose aircraft carrier’

Local media in Japan has reported that the main governing Liberal Democratic Party plans to propose introducing F-35B fighter jets and a multi-purpose aircraft carrier.

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