British-made Banshee drone found near Russian position
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by Dylan Malyasov
3d ago
British-made MQM-185B drone, based on the Banshee Jet 80+, was found near a Russian position in the occupied Luhansk region in the East of Ukraine. Russian sources claim it was a suicide drone downed by their air defense systems, although no signs of missile or anti-aircraft fire damage are evident in the published footage. The […] The post British-made Banshee drone found near Russian position first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Rheinmetall to supply British Army 500 military trucks
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by Dylan Malyasov
2w ago
The UK Ministry of Defense announced that 500 support trucks will be delivered to the British Army to support operational activity, following a rapid procurement process of just 7 months. Under a £282 million ($304 million) contract, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles will deliver these multipurpose trucks designed to transport essential logistics such as ammunition, food, […] The post Rheinmetall to supply British Army 500 military trucks first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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German-British engineer battalion receives Sonobot 5 drone
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by Dylan Malyasov
1M ago
The German-British Amphibious Engineer Battalion 130 in Minden, northern Germany, has received the newest Sonobot 5 underwater drone. According to Bundeswehr, the binational bridging engineer battalion is equipped with an efficient and precise means of exploring water bodies. The Sonobot 5 is an unmanned sonar system that floats on the water’s surface. It’s the world’s […] The post German-British engineer battalion receives Sonobot 5 drone first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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UK orders upgraded air defense system for its Type 45 destroyers
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by Colton Jones
1M ago
European missile maker MBDA has received contracts totaling around £400 million ($508 million) to bolster and sustain the Royal Navy’s Sea Viper principal area air defense system, a critical component of the Type 45 destroyers. Two contracts, called Sea Viper Evolution, aim to elevate the system’s capabilities, ensuring it remains at the forefront of naval air defense. […] The post UK orders upgraded air defense system for its Type 45 destroyers first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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British military successfully tests new laser weapon
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by Dylan Malyasov
1M ago
The UK Ministry of Defense (MOD) announced on Friday that it had achieved the country’s first high-power firing of a laser weapon against aerial targets during a trial at the MOD’s Hebrides Range. The DragonFire laser directed energy weapon (LDEW) system, developed through a £100 million ($126 million) joint investment by the MOD and industry […] The post British military successfully tests new laser weapon first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Eurofighter Typhoon receives one of the world’s most advanced radar
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by Colton Jones
1M ago
A Typhoon fighter jet has been equipped with the European Common Radar System (ECRS) Mark 2 Radar, representing one of the world’s most advanced radar technologies. This development, part of a £2.35 billion ($2.9 billion) investment in upgrading the Typhoon, introduces a unique multi-functional array (MFA) that enables the aircraft to simultaneously detect, identify, and […] The post Eurofighter Typhoon receives one of the world’s most advanced radar first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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U.S., UK and Australia carry out joint air drills
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by Colton Jones
1M ago
More than 30 units from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Australian Air Force assembled at Nellis in southern Nevada to commence Red Flag 24-1 on January 15. Red Flag exercises, conducted by the 414th Combat Training Squadron, offer aircrews the invaluable experience of engaging in multiple intensive air […] The post U.S., UK and Australia carry out joint air drills first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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US and UK navies repel largest Houthi attack
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by Colton Jones
1M ago
The U.S. Central Command announced on Wednesday that on Jan. 9, at approximately 9:15 p.m. (Sanaa time), the Houthis launched a complex attack involving Iranian-designed kamikaze drones, anti-ship cruise missiles, and a ballistic missile from their Yemeni stronghold toward the Southern Red Sea, targeting international shipping lanes bustling with merchant vessels. The audacious attack, comprising […] The post US and UK navies repel largest Houthi attack first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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British Army evaluates innovative wheeled carrier
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by Dylan Malyasov
2M ago
UK defense contractor HIPPO Multipower has demonstrated the multi-role capabilities of the hybrid multi-purpose platform on the Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) 2023 as part of the British Army’s flagship innovation experimentation program, forging relationships with industry to identify technology that could be used in future warfare. According to Army Recognition, the British Army has tested […] The post British Army evaluates innovative wheeled carrier first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Shapps: new attack on Russian navy debunks Ukraine war stalemate myth
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by Dylan Malyasov
2M ago
British defense minister Grant Shapps made a striking declaration following the destruction of the Russian landing ship “Novocherkassk” in the port of Feodosia. Shapps firmly stated that this destruction refutes the notion of a stalemate in the ongoing war in Ukraine. In a recent post shared via X, Shapps vehemently challenged the perspective that the […] The post Shapps: new attack on Russian navy debunks Ukraine war stalemate myth first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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