US Army to choose designs for long-range precision munitions in FY23

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is kicking off a new effort in fiscal 2022 to design and develop a long-range precision munition for its future aircraft and will choose industry-born designs to... Read more »

‘Drone Wars’: New book wonders who will be the next drone superpower

(Courtesy of Post Hill Press and Seth J. Frantzman) Victory in the next major conflict could very well depend on the effectiveness of drones — from their swarm capabilities to their surveillance... Read more »

Italian, British F-35B jets train together for first time, all thanks to the pandemic

PANTELLERIA, Italy — The Italian Air Force is getting its money’s worth out of its single F-35B jet. The jet made a short landing Tuesday on the Italian island of Pantelleria to... Read more »

Croatia to drop 1 billion euros on used Rafale fighter jets

WARSAW, Poland — Croatia’s government has made a decision to buy 12 second-hand Rafale F3-R fighter jets from France for the country’s Air Force, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said. “The purchase... Read more »

Mysterious air base being built on volcanic island off Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A mysterious air base is being built on a volcanic island off Yemen that sits in one of the world’s crucial maritime chokepoints for both energy shipments... Read more »

Weapons of the future: Trends in drone proliferation

In January 2001, a Predator launched an inert Hellfire missile at a dummy tank, marking the first successful missile test from a drone. Twenty years on, drones have become a feature of... Read more »

Egypt’s transition away from American weapons is a national security issue

Egypt announced an agreement this month with France to purchase 30 French-made F3-R Rafale fighter jets in a deal reportedly worth $5 billion. The agreement is part of a larger trend in... Read more »

Sikorsky’s new president readies for big next-gen vertical lift competition

WASHINGTON — Paul Lemmo became president of Sikorsky in January, but has been with Lockheed Martin, its parent company, since he was a 19-year-old electrical engineering intern. After a decade of working... Read more »

Lasers, integration and mobility: Israel races to stop growing threat from drones

JERUSALEM — On April 27, personnel with the Israel Defense Forces downed a drone that crossed into the country from Lebanon. They also found a second drone “belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist... Read more »

Boosted by international expertise, UAE edges closer to homemade counter-drone tech

BEIRUT — Electronic warfare specialist SIGN4L is preparing to mark two milestones this year with the expected launch of its first integrated counter-drone system between the Emirati firm with Israel Aerospace Industries,... Read more »