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TOS-1A Solntsepyok Multiple Rocket Launcher

TOS-1A Solntsepyok Multiple Rocket Launcher

The TOS-1A Solntsepyok (Blazing Sun) is Russian-made multiple rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon system which is designed for fire support of infantry and tanks, defeating enemy personnel at unconcealed environment and under the shelter in various kinds of offensive and defensive combat action, and also for incapacitation of light armored transport and vehicles. TOS-1A is used in combat formation of supported forces from unconcealed and concealed positions. The TOS-1A is designed and manufactured by the Russian Defence Company JSC of Uralvagonzavod.

The armament of the TOS-1A consists of a block launcher with 24 guide pipes of 220 mm caliber with 3,725 m length for launching unguided missile. The TOS-1A fires an unguided missile via ballistic course after its boosting by solid-fuelled thrust engine. The projectile nose is equipped with special thermobaric explosives. At missile fuse activation at the target area, central initiation – destructive charge destructs thin-walled capsule of the projectile nose and dispenses thermobaric explosives at ground air lair. The TOS-1A uses BM-1 combat vehicle components based on the chassis of the Russian-made T-72 main battle tank. The vehicle is motorized with a V-12 multi-fuel engine V-84-1 developing a power of 840 hp. at 2,000 rpm. The latest version of the TOS-1A uses now the chassis of the T-90 MBT (Main Battle Tank).

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Helisling FC 470 - Zodiac Milpro Official

Helisling FC 470 – Zodiac Milpro Official

The Zodiac Milpro AIRDROP and HELIDROP solutions are developed to deploy rapidly inflatable boats or RIBs from any tactical helicopter or transport aircraft, directly drop with the specific Zodiac Milpro drop packing for the lowest altitudes or using parachute for medium and high altitudes, it ensures the operational state of the boat. These Zodiac Milpro techniques can also be used complementary to UNDERWATER CACHÉ, allowing hiding the boat after the drop. The Zodiac Milpro operational training team course ensures the best knowledge to use efficiently AIRDROP and HELIDROP systems.
Many other specific procedures are also available as helicopter boat recovery or special tactical infiltration.

Helisling FC 470 - Zodiac Milpro Official

Helisling FC 470 – Zodiac Milpro Official


Zodiac Milpro is a French company that manufactures inflatable boats and rigid hull inflatable boats for military and professional users. Headquartered in Paris, France and with manufacturing facilities in Delta, British Columbia, Roses, Spain, and Stevensville, Maryland. Zodiac Milpro used to be a subsidiary of Zodiac Aerospace but was spun off in 2007. Zodiac Milpro has originated most of the major concepts that have driven the development of the modern inflatable boat since the 1930s. Since those early days, it has become the main manufacturer of inflatable and semi-rigid boats for professional and military applications.
Video by Zodiacmilpro.com

Italian Army (Esercito Italiano)

Italian Army (Esercito Italiano)

The Italian Army (Esercito Italiano) is the land-based component of the Italian Armed Forces of the Italian Republic. The army’s history dates back to the unification of Italy in the 1850s and 1860s. The army fought in colonial engagements in China, Libya, Northern Italy against the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I, Abyssinia before World War II and in World War II in Albania, Balkans, North Africa, Russia and Italy itself. During the Cold War, the army prepared itself to defend against a Warsaw Pact invasion from the east.

Italian Army (Esercito Italiano)

Italian Army (Esercito Italiano)


Since the end of the Cold War, the army has seen extensive peacekeeping service and combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. Its best-known combat vehicles are the Dardo infantry fighting vehicle, the Centauro tank destroyer and the Ariete tank and among its aircraft the Mangusta attack helicopter, recently deployed in UN missions. The headquarters of the Army General Staff are located in Rome opposite the Quirinal Palace, where the president of Italy resides. The army is an all-volunteer force of active-duty personnel.

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Press Release Video

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Press Release Video

New press release video for Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) showcasing various aircraft such as the KT-1 Woongbi basic trainer, T-50 Golden Eagle advanced trainer, FA-50 Fighting Eagle light combat aircraft, KUH-1 Surion helicopter, KF-X fighter jet and etc.
Korea Aerospace Industries , commonly referred to as KAI, is a South Korean aerospace and defense company. KAI was originally a joint venture of Samsung Aerospace, Daewoo Heavy Industries (aerospace division), and Hyundai Space and Aircraft Company (HYSA), which in 1999 took over its founding members at the behest of the South Korean government following their financial troubles which emerged during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. KAI’s headquarters and major plants are located in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province.

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Press Release Video

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Press Release Video


Korea Aerospace’s mainline product is the T/FA-50 supersonic training aircraft, developed jointly with Lockheed Martin, a U.S. defense contractor. Mass production of the jet, which also doubles as a light attack aircraft, began in 2006. In addition to being supplied to the South Korean air force, the T/FA-50 has also been shipped to the Philippines, Thailand Indonesia and Iraq.
Korea Aerospace also has a working relationship with Europe’s Airbus Group. With the help of Airbus, the company in 2012 began selling the first South Korean-built helicopters. In 2015, the company was awarded a contract to build the KF-X fighter, to be developed jointly with Indonesia, which is an investor in the 18 trillion won ($15.7 billion) project. Plans call for building 120 of the planes between 2025 and 2032.
Video by KoreaAero.com / KAI PR Video (ENG)

Elbit Systems / Land Systems

Elbit Systems / Land Systems

Elbit Systems / Land Systems

Elbit Systems / Land Systems


Elbit Systems Ltd. is an Israel-based international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, electronic warfare suites, signal intelligence (SIGINT) systems, data links and communications systems and radios.
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an Israel-based international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world.
Elbit Systems’ shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
Video by ElbitSystems.com

Airbus Helicopters offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus Helicopters offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Brisbane – Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability. The RFI seeks solutions for the army’s future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs.

Airbus is the manufacturer of the tandem seat Tiger helicopters introduced to the Australian Army in 2004. Eighteen of the 22 units were assembled at the Airbus site in Brisbane, Australia. The fleet has been supported in Australia for more than 15 years.

The Airbus Helicopters proposal will offer the Australian Army and taxpayer with more than AUD3 billion in savings against the expected budget for LAND4503.

“Tiger is an extremely agile, effective, and digitally connected armed reconnaissance helicopter,” said Andrew Mathewson, Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director.

“Since delivery, the Australian Tiger has matured into a fully operational army capability, and is integrated into the combined arms team. It continues to prove itself as an adaptable platform, and is now a key element of Australia’s amphibious capabilities on-board the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks.”

Cost per flight hour of the Australian Tiger has reduced by more than 30 per cent, and the sortie success rate is currently sitting at above 95 per cent. It is these measures that are acknowledged in Australia and internationally as unmatched, and place Tiger in a compelling position.

“Airbus proudly delivers a strong Australian industry capability, including more than 260 local staff supporting Tiger,” Mathewson added.

The Tiger fleet has proven itself in diverse and extreme environments around the world with 120,000 flights hours logged by international operators, including more than 30,000 in Australia. It has provided support to counter insurgency operations in Mali, security operations in Afghanistan, and amphibious strike in Libya, operating reliably in the harsh extremes of heat and cold of the desert and in the maritime domain.

Globally, 181 Tigers have been delivered to Australia, France, Germany and Spain. First deployed by the French Army in Afghanistan in 2009, Tiger continues to demonstrate its essential role in theatres of operation as a highly versatile, stealthy, and manoeuvrable attack helicopter.

About Airbus
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018, it generated revenues of €64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Airbus Helicopters offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus Helicopters offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Lockheed Wins $2.4 Bn for F-35 Spare Parts Packages for All Operators

Lockheed Wins $2.4 Bn for F-35 Spare Parts Packages for All Operators

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $2,426,326,544 for modification P00002 to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00019-19-D-0015 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter initial spares for the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

Spares to be procured include global spares packages, base spares packages, deployment spares packages, afloat spares packages and associated consumables.

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4%); El Segundo, California (9.1%); Owego, New York (8.6%); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2%); Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2%); Nashua, New Hampshire (5.8%); Torrance, California (5.5%); Orlando, Florida (4.9%); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7%); San Diego, California (3.6%); Phoenix, Arizona (3.1%); Melbourne, Florida (3.1%); Irvine, California (2.5%); North Amityville, New York (2.4%); Windsor Locks, Connecticut (2.2%); Baltimore, Maryland (2.2%); Papendrect, The Netherlands (1.9%); Rolling Meadows, Illinois (1.8%); and Alpharetta, Georgia (1.8%).

All orders are expected to be placed no later than December 2020. No funds will be obligated at time of award, funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Wins $2.4 Bn for F-35 Spare Parts Packages for All Operators

Lockheed Wins $2.4 Bn for F-35 Spare Parts Packages for All Operators