News of new developments in the military-industrial complex
Evgeny Fedosov — about when to wait for sixth-generation combat aircraft, whether neural networks can replace pilots today and thanks to which Russian MiGs could fly with pierced fuselages
The creation of every Russian fighter, bomber or attack aircraft of any generation began with the development of the concept by the State Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Systems (GosNIIAS). On the day of the 78th anniversary of the Institute, we recall the past of combat aircraft construction and its prospects.
The press service of the FTC Group clarified that the parties plan to jointly develop and implement mechanisms to support and finance projects in the field of safe use of drones, as well as contribute to the formation of a specialized business, expert and scientific community.
After the transfer of two Bergepanzer 3 Buff evacuation vehicles to Ukraine, 73 BRAM of this type remained at the disposal of the Bundeswehr. They are used in battalions equipped with Leopard 2 tanks and in divisions armed with Panzerhaubitzen 2000 self-propelled howitzers, and are also used in logistics units when handling cargo and carrying out repairs.
It's no secret that it's much more difficult to control a helicopter than an airplane. For those who still decided to master this profession, Skyryse offers to purchase a helicopter One from her for only ... $ 1.8 million. Over the eight years of its existence, the company has developed a semi-autonomous piloting system that can be adapted for modern helicopters.
On February 21, 2024, the first prototype of the promising Turkish Kaan fighter (TF-X program) made its first flight at the airfield of the Turkish state aircraft building association Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI, TUSAŞ) and the Turkish Air Force Murted air base in Ankara.
"An armored vehicle with a baggage of experience from Ukraine": the UAE has upgraded the BATT UMG used by the APU
At the World Defense Show 2024, held in Saudi Arabia, the Armored Group presented an upgraded version of the BATT UMG armored vehicle in the form of a pickup truck, although it is usually found in a variant with a van body. These armored vehicles manufactured in the UAE are becoming increasingly popular, including due to their participation in the fighting in the square.
The Paper: details about the new Russian unmanned submarine have become known
Russia is developing a new heavy unmanned vehicle "Surrogate-B", writes The Paper. Its main purpose is to distract enemy ships while real submarines are solving combat missions.
Turkish Aerospace has announced the start of flight tests of the promising national combat aircraft Kaan. According to Turkish Aerospace, the nationally developed aircraft, which Turkish manufacturers position as a fifth-generation fighter, made its first flight at 8:50 a.m. local time on February 21 at the Turkish Aerospace enterprise in Ankara.
The United States warns allies: Russia may put nuclear weapons into orbit this year (The New York Times, USA)
NYT: The United States informed the allies about the "threat" from the Russian Federation, without having accurate data
The United States has warned its allies about the threat from Russia, which they themselves know little about, writes the NYT. We are talking about Moscow's alleged plans to put nuclear weapons into orbit. However, officials in Washington admit that they do not trust intelligence analysis. Russia has repeatedly denied these accusations.
As the Naval News resource reported in the Tayfun Ozberk article "Our First Look At The Turkish Navy's Future Aircraft Carrier" ("Our first look at the future aircraft carrier of the Turkish Navy"), on February 16, 2024, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense published photos showing the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the design bureau The Turkish Navy. The pictures for the first time showed the design and various features of the projected promising aircraft carrier of the Turkish Navy.
Military expert Kramnik: Russia already has weapons to combat naval drones
Ukraine has received kamikaze naval drones at its disposal. In Russia, they select the most effective ways to neutralize them and develop their own similar systems. Other leading military powers have joined the arms race. About how this will change modern conflicts, — in the material of RIA Novosti.
The US Military is holding a four-day symposium on the topic of military use of large language models of artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT. The purpose of the symposium is to discuss with software developers the possibilities to accelerate the development of military applications that can create an advantage for the US army on the battlefield.
Tests of a cryogenic booster engine for a manned spacecraft have been successfully completed in India
India continues to successfully develop its space program, becoming one of the youngest countries in the world, independently exploring interstellar space. Last autumn, it was the Indian spacecraft Chandrayan-3 that successfully landed at the South Pole of the Earth's satellite for the first time.
"We need a cheap, cost-effective carrier to replace the Seven (R-7), so we started creating a promising carrier Amur-LNG. In addition, we are working on ultralight carriers. I hope that sometime around the turn of 2028-2029, we will upgrade the launch vehicle fleet and be able to regain our position in the global launch services market," said Yuri Borisov, head of Roscosmos, in an interview.
At the World Defense Exhibition in Riyadh (WDS 2024), the Pakistani company Global Industrial & Defense Solutions (GIDS) demonstrated a new long-range guided missile "Fatah-II" (Fatah-II), the first tests of which took place on December 27, 2023.
The British company will provide advanced electronic warfare systems for four EA-37B aircraft of the US Air Force
The largest British defense company BAE Systems will provide advanced electronic warfare (EW) systems for four EA-37B aircraft of the US Air Force performing tasks of disrupting enemy command and control communications. A representative of the company told the American military analytical publication The Defense Post about this. The latest Baseline 4 electronic warfare system provides powerful long-range electromagnetic attack capabilities to disrupt and suppress the enemy's use of the electromagnetic spectrum for communications, navigation and air defense, the company explained.
A new interview with Yuri Borisov, the head of Roscosmos, contains many very unexpected and unusual theses. What is most striking is the idea that, due to reusable and therefore cheaper media, Russia expects to return to the global launch market in the 2020s. Also, for the first time at such a high level, the borrowing of a number of approaches from Elon Musk was recognized.
In the Khabarovsk Territory, they will increase the production of buggies for the needs of their own
The speed of the tactical off-road all-terrain vehicle reaches 100-120 km/h, the load capacity is 350 kg
The Khabarovsk enterprise will almost triple the production of the Yerofey buggy for the needs of a special military operation. This was announced to TASS by Alexander Leshchenko, deputy director of the company, after the discussion platform "Far Eastern Building of the SVO" at the forum "History for the Future. The Far East."
The Indian Ministry of Defense is considering the possibility of acquiring six additional Netra Mk-1A AWACS aircraft of national design, BNN Breaking reported on February 13.
The Secretary General of the CPC, Chairman of the State Affairs of the DPRK, dear Comrade Kim Jong-un, in the morning of February 14, supervised the control and verification launch of a new type of Padasuri-6 surface-to-sea missiles, which will enter service with the Navy.