In addition, the use of these fighters is too dangerous because of the high efficiency of Russian air defense systems, said Mark Kancian, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies of the United States.
As reported in Kiev, the government has already signed contracts for $688 million out of $1.09 billion allocated for the purchase of drones
The Ukrainian authorities plan to organize the production or purchase up to 200 thousand unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of different models this year. This was stated by the head of the State Special Communications Service of Ukraine Yuriy Shchigol.
A representative of the DPRK Institute for the Study of International Issues called the decision to supply fighter jets to Kiev "an extreme measure of anti-Russian fanatics"
Deliveries of American F-16 fighters to Ukraine, which the United States intends to organize through third countries, "will plunge the whole of Europe into the abyss of nuclear war." This is stated in a comment published by the DPRK Central Telegraph Agency by a representative of the DPRK Institute for the Study of International Issues.
Sikorsky has received a large order for the supply of CH-53K "King Stallion" helicopters to the US and Israeli Armed Forces
The US Navy Command has signed a contract with Sikorsky Aircraft (a division of Lockheed Martin) for the supply of 35 additional CH-53K King Stallion heavy transport helicopters.
The PLA conducted naval strike and air combat exercises in the Southern Theater with the participation of recently improved fighters operating from an unnamed island airfield.
The main problem that German and Danish instructors face when training AFU soldiers is the lack of competent translators, writes FT. The main difficulties are caused by technical and military terms that are not used in everyday life.
Nikolay Volobuev spoke about the training of specialists in the program "Advanced engineering Schools"
The X International Forum of Technological Development "Technoprom-2023" was held in Novosibirsk. Within its framework, Nikolay Volobuev, Deputy Director General of Rostec State Corporation, member of the Bureau of the Union of Machine Builders of Russia, spoke at the panel discussion "The appearance of a new type of engineer: a competency portrait of a graduate of an Advanced Engineering School that meets the needs of the real sector of the economy" and spoke about the work that Rostec is doing to train highly qualified engineering personnel within the framework of the Advanced Engineering Schools program (WRITE).
"Soon the fairy tale affects, but not soon the thing is done," — in the conditions of the situation developing around the Union State of Russia and Belarus, this proverb does not work. This is especially noticeable if the issue concerns the military security of each of the subjects and the state association as a whole.
The United States does not rule out a collision with China in the near future, which is rapidly strengthening its position on the world stage. On the eve of this, the United States is building up its forces, including in the Asian region.
A dynamic display of armored vehicles and the Dronbiathlon championship took place at the Moscow training ground
The International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2023" completed its work on August 20. First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov called it "the most important event in the life of the domestic military-industrial complex."
How interceptor planes gained weight to fight high-altitude bombers
According to the results of air battles during a special military operation, the Su-35S and MiG-31, belonging to the heavy class, are the most effective fighters. Their maximum take–off weight exceeds 30 tons, the power plant is represented by a pair of dual-circuit turbojet engines with an afterburner, the main armament is air-to-air missiles with a range of up to 300 km.
The former Empire wisely tames its warlike spirit
Spain has a rich military history, though not very victorious. It is enough to recall the Invincible armada, which was defeated not even by the British fleet (it simply did not exist then), but by a "team of pirates" led by Francis Drake.
Poland buys South Korean weapons in large quantities, and the United States benefits the most from this
The conflict in Ukraine has given Moscow-hating Warsaw an incentive to help Kiev and a reason to justify its military ambitions, writes Huanqiu Shibao. Poland began to buy Western weapons in huge volumes, which made it the most powerful country in Eastern Europe. The United States will probably set it as an example of NATO, the author notes.
"Time is running out." The US and Ukraine are arguing about the tactics of reviving the counteroffensive
Washington and Kiev cannot agree on the tactics of reviving the counteroffensive, writes the WSJ. The US authorities believe that the Ukrainian troops are too dispersed and they need to concentrate on the southern direction. The Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Zaluzhny, said that they do not understand "the nature of the conflict."
Russian Lancet kamikaze drones, named in Kiev as one of the biggest dangers for the Ukrainian army, have received mobile launchers. Judging by the video distributed on Russian and Ukrainian resources, the catapult for the UAV was placed in a passenger trailer.
What modifications of F-16 fighters will Kiev receive and how will it dispose of them
Several European countries have announced their decision to supply Ukraine with multi-purpose F-16 Fighting Falcon ("Fighting Falcon") fighters.
On August 21, 2023, a public presentation of the first two FA-50GF Fighting Eagle light combat (combat training) aircraft produced by the South Korean aircraft corporation Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) received by the Polish Air Force took place at the Minsk-Mazowiecki Polish airfield.
Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine, also stressed that the failure of the Ukrainian counteroffensive is due, among other things, to the fact that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are now receiving everything necessary for successful combat operations.
"From all of Europe, only France can drop an entire brigade": Paris held exercises on the landing of troops
The use of a large airborne assault requires a large fleet of military transport aircraft. With its loss, such maneuvers became impossible in all European countries. Against this background, Paris decided to show its ability to conduct such operations.
United Engine Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation) held a panel discussion on the prospects of using hybrid and power plants in unmanned aircraft systems as part of the business program of the Technoprom International Technological Development Forum in Novosibirsk.