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Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019

Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation released a video recorded from one of the heavy Su-30SM (Serial Modernized or Flanker-H by NATO classification) fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team of the Russian Air Forces, while the team performed demonstration flights on the first day of the 15th Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’2019) now taking place in Malaysia. The renowned aerobatics team ‘Russian Knights’ performed in tight formations and head-spinning stunts. The pilots demonstrated capacities of their aircraft in aerobatic flights done individually and in a group.

Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019

Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019


The Russian Knights (Russkkiye Vityazi) is an aerobatic demonstration team of the Russian Air Force. Originally formed on April 5, 1991 at the Kubinka Air Base as a team of six Sukhoi Su-27s, the team was the first to perform outside the Soviet Union in September 1991 when they toured the United Kingdom. Until 2016 Russian Knights flew Su-27 jets, Su-30SM have been flown afterwards. According to Andrei Alexeev, Russian Knights’ commander, the team may soon start using 4++ generation Su-35 aircraft. The Russian Knights is the only team in the world which flies heavy jet fighters.
Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019

Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019


The LIMA-2019 exhibition is taking place on the Langkawi Island on March 26-30. Russian Knights regularly take part in the annual show. Two years ago, the group chose the LIMA air show to stage its first-ever foreign aerobatic performance aboard the new Su-30SM planes. It has been held biennially since 1991 and is considered one of the largest shows of military equipment in the Asia-Pacific region. The event is co-organized by the Malaysian Defence Ministry.

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Huron MICO - Machine Gunners Assault Pack

Huron MICO – Machine Gunners Assault Pack

Huron MICO - Machine Gunners Assault Pack

Huron MICO – Machine Gunners Assault Pack


The Huron MICO (HRN-MICO) is a Light and Heavy Machine Gunners Assault Pack is outfitted with a custom lightweight feed chute, cover and weapons feed attachment. The main body pack is equipped with adjustable waist belt and shoulder straps. The Huron MICO is designed to carry 500 rounds of belted 7.62 ammo with 75 rounds in the chute connecting the backpack to the weapon.The weapons sling attaches to the MICO frame to enable ease and mobility.
Huron MICO - Machine Gunners Assault Pack

Huron MICO – Machine Gunners Assault Pack


Features:
• 7.62 or 5.56 Caliber (Adapter Sold Separately)
• Light and Heavy Machine Gunners Assault Pack
• Main body pack with adjustable waist belt
• Custom lightweight feed chute and cover
• Weapons feed attachment [Weapons Adapter is not included]
• Wt: 16 lbs. 3 oz. without ammunition
• Attachments available for Mark 46, Mark 48, M240, M249

Scorpion Ammunition Belt Storage and Feeding Backpack System

Scorpion Ammunition Belt Storage and Feeding Backpack System

Video have been circulating on youtube of a Russian Spetsnaz soldier apparently testing out a PKM heavy machine gun with an unusual backpack style ammunition belt storage and feeding system called Scorpion. The system developed, patented and manufacture by Russian company Front Tactical Systems. Scorpion system allows the machine gunners to carry more ammunition and at the same time have all the ammunition readily available, without a need to reload. Russian special forces requested such a feeding system a long time ago and the FRONT finally came up with a solution.

Scorpion Ammunition Belt Storage and Feeding Backpack System

Scorpion Ammunition Belt Storage and Feeding Backpack System


The system holds 550 rounds of 7.62x54R ammunition on standard PKM non-disintegrating belts. The main backpack compartment contains 475 rounds and there are additional 75 rounds in the feeding arm. The ammunition is held in a metal case which is then placed inside the backpack. So if the backpack gets damaged, the mentioned case can be placed inside any other backpack with similar dimensions. Scorpion’s backpack has the following dimensions: 18″x12″x4″.
Scorpion Ammunition Belt Storage and Feeding Backpack System

Scorpion Ammunition Belt Storage and Feeding Backpack System


The feeding arm is made of a high strength steel with a special anti-corrosion coating. It is pretty long (5.25 feet (160 cm)), which makes weapon manipulations relatively easy with the system attached. The feeding arm attaches to the ammunition can attachment bracket on PK type machine guns.
The backpack and feeding arm cover come in many color and camouflage options: black, tan, OD green, coyote brown, foliage green, ACU etc. The setup is straight out of Predator, and is similar to a backpack-fed machine gun rigged by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Vincent Winkowski in 2011 during a 2 1/2 hour firefight in Afghanistan.
Scorpion Ammunition Belt Storage and Feeding Backpack System

Scorpion Ammunition Belt Storage and Feeding Backpack System


The Russian PKP Pencheneg machine gun is nearly four feet long and fires 7.62x54mm ammo at 600-800 RPM. It is a further development and modification of the PK machine gun.[14] It is said to be more accurate than all its predecessors due to a heavier, non-removable, forced-air-cooling barrel with radial cooling ribs and a handle which eliminates the haze effect from hot gases and keeps the barrel cooler, making the weapon more reliable. Furthermore, the weapon is capable of having a telescopic sight or other sights mounted on it, which increases its accuracy and effective range.

Integrating the IMSAR NSP-3 on the Textron Systems Aerosonde SUAS

Integrating the IMSAR NSP-3 on the Textron Systems Aerosonde SUAS

Textron Systems, a business of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), and IMSAR announced today the successful integration and demonstration of IMSAR’s NSP-3 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system on Textron Systems’ Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS). The combination of the expeditionary Aerosonde platform with the all-weather, day-and-night NSP-3 radar system enables advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in a variety of austere locations and extreme weather conditions. “Textron Systems has spent the past several months conducting various Aerosonde demonstrations, as part of our commitment to continuously upgrading and advancing the system,” said Textron Systems Senior Vice President & General Manager David Phillips. “This latest integration demonstrates an added SAR capability, which we are excited to offer to authorized customers, and further extend the system’s flexibility and capability.”

Integrating the IMSAR NSP-3 on the Textron Systems Aerosonde SUAS

Integrating the IMSAR NSP-3 on the Textron Systems Aerosonde SUAS


Textron Systems and IMSAR quickly and easily performed the mechanical integration of the NSP-3 radar system into the Aerosonde aircraft, with radar electronics in the fuselage payload bay and an externally mounted antenna pod. Software integration included the ability to send radar flight plans directly to the Aerosonde operator. During multiple flights, the fully integrated system demonstrated day-and-night operations, collecting high-resolution SAR, Coherent Change Detection (CCD) imagery and Moving Target Indication (MTI) detections and tracks. The demonstration included precise cross-cueing of the Aerosonde platform’s full-motion video system from MTI targets that were detected and tracked by the radar system, highlighting the NSP-3 radar system as a sensor and platform multiplier.
Integrating the IMSAR NSP-3 on the Textron Systems Aerosonde SUAS

Integrating the IMSAR NSP-3 on the Textron Systems Aerosonde SUAS


Textron Systems Aerosonde SUAS, which has accumulated more than 300,000 flight hours of operational maturity, offers proven multi-mission performance in land- and sea-based applications. The Aerosonde is equipped for real-time, full-motion video and communications relay within a single flight, day or night. The Aerosonde system features a range of 75 nautical miles, 200 watts of available payload power, more than 14 hours of endurance, distributed manned/unmanned teaming capability and is deployable in 20 minutes or less. Further, incorporating a Lycoming® EL-005 heavy fuel engine, the Aerosonde is the only system in its class with a propulsion system completely supported by a manufacturer with unmatched manned aviation expertise, including a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Production Certificate.
Integrating the IMSAR NSP-3 on the Textron Systems Aerosonde SUAS

Integrating the IMSAR NSP-3 on the Textron Systems Aerosonde SUAS


IMSAR’s NSP-3 multi-mode radar system combines operationally proven NanoSAR technology with a revolutionarily small size, weight, and power form factor at a low cost. The NSP-3 can produce high-resolution SAR imagery, CCD, MTI, as well as maritime surveillance in all weather, day or night. IMSAR LLC is a privately owned research, development, and manufacturing company located in Springville, UT, that specializes in lightweight, low-power SAR devices and radar image processing. The first version of IMSAR’s NanoSAR system was developed in 2008. Since then, IMSAR has continued to enhance the capability and reduce the size of its flagship radar system.

Draken International

Draken International

Draken International, Inc. is an American provider of tactical fighter aircraft for contract air services including military and defense industry customers. The firm was incorporated in 2012 and is based at the Lakeland Linder International Airport in Lakeland, Florida and also has an operating base in Las Vegas, Nevada; Mojave, California; and Nimes, France. Draken offers airborne adversary support (Red Air), Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), Close Air Support (CAS), flight training, threat simulation, electronic warfare support, aerial refueling, research, and testing services to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. defense contractors and aerospace firms, provided by a fleet of former military aircraft. Draken is the only commercial provider supporting all USAF 5th Generation fighter assets (F-22/F-35).

 Draken International Douglas A-4K Skyhawk

Draken International Douglas A-4K Skyhawk


Draken International is an à la carte, on-demand service which can deploy a sophisticated array of assets almost anywhere they are needed. They offer many different and highly specific services, too numerous to list here. It essentially covers everything from Red Air adversary combat training, think “Viper” in the movie Top Gun for those of you needing to picture it, to something as nuanced as Fleet Missile Defense, where Draken International’s multiple, supersonic assets can accurately simulate anti-ship missiles attacking a fleet from many directions at once and therefore effectively train the ship’s crews to cope with the threat in as near to a real-world environment as possible, especially if they add in Draken’s electronic warfare component.
Draken International Aero L-39 Albatross

Draken International Aero L-39 Albatross


The company’s pilots are a combination of US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps tactical jet pilots who are retired from those services or who continue to serve part-time in the reserve components of those services, including the Air National Guard. Their backgrounds include USAF Weapons School Graduates and Instructors, USN Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) Graduates and Instructors, USAF Aggressor Pilots, USN/USMC Adversary Pilots, USAF Air Liaison Officers, former USAF Thunderbirds demonstration pilots and USAF/USN/USMC Forward Air Controller – Airborne (FAC-A) Instructors, with some of the more senior pilots having previously served as commanders (USAF) and commanding officers (USN/USMC) of operational squadrons, groups and wings while on active duty.
Draken International Mikoyan Mig-21Bis

Draken International Mikoyan Mig-21Bis


Draken’s extensive fleet of aircraft is equipped with 4th generation technology and flown by world-class, military-trained fighter pilots to provide a superior, full-service advanced contract air services solution. Draken’s capabilities on the ground are just as formidable as in the air, including a 120,000 square foot maintenance, repair and overhaul facility staffed with a skilled group of airframe, avionics and engine technicians.With more than 150 fighter jets, the company operates the largest fleet of privately owned former military tactical jet aircraft in the world. Draken International, Inc. supports military training objectives around the globe, providing tremendous cost savings over the use of traditional military fighter assets. As an organization, Deaken are uniquely positioned to answer the growing demand for contract air support. The company’s fleet includes: Douglas A-4K and A-4N Skyhawks, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis/UM, Aermacchi MB-339, Aero L-39 Albatros, Aero L-159E ALCA, Dassault Mirage F1M and Atlas Cheetah.
Draken International Dassault Mirage F1M

Draken International Dassault Mirage F1M


Huntington Ingalls secures $1.47 billion deal for US Navy LPD 30

Huntington Ingalls secures $1.47 billion deal for US Navy LPD 30

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on March 26 that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $US 1.47 billion, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for the detail design and construction of the amphibious transport dock Landing Platform Dock (LPD) 30. The ship will be the 14th in the San Antonio class and the first Flight II LPD. LPD 30 is the evolution of the dock landing platform that strengthens the Navy and Marine Corps’ needs in future warfare. Utilizing the LPD 17 class’ proven hull, this LPD derivative is highly adaptable and, like the first 13 ships in the class, will be used to accomplish a full range of military operations—from major combat to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The ship’s versatility—from its well deck, flight deck and hospital facilities to its self-defense and survivability features—provides a viable platform for America’s global defense needs.

“Ingalls looks forward to continuing our strong legacy of providing the men and women of our naval forces with the capable and survivable warships they need and deserve,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “The LPD Flight II builds upon the significant investment that has been made in this platform to improve the capability and flexibility of our deployed Navy-Marine Corps team. LPD 30 will leverage a hot production line and further benefit from the investments we continue to make in our shipbuilders and facilities. We are honored to be a part of the team that will provide this next-generation platform today.”

Huntington Ingalls secures $1.47 billion deal for US Navy LPD 30

Huntington Ingalls secures $1.47 billion deal for US Navy LPD 30


Ingalls has delivered 11 San Antonio-class ships to the Navy and has two more under construction. Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) will launch in 2020 and deliver in 2021; the keel for Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) will be laid later this year. Start of fabrication on LPD 30 is scheduled for 2020. The San Antonio class is a major part of the Navy’s 21st century amphibious assault force. The 684-foot-long, 105-foot-wide ships are used to embark and land Marines, their equipment and supplies ashore via air cushion or conventional landing craft and amphibious assault vehicles, augmented by helicopters or vertical takeoff and landing aircraft such as the MV-22 Osprey. The ships support a Marine Air Ground Task Force across the spectrum of operations, conducting amphibious and expeditionary missions of sea control and power projection to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions throughout the first half of the 21st century.

Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)

Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)

JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation (Корпорация Тактическое Ракетное Вооружение) or KTRV is a major Russian weapon (especially missiles) manufacturer. Headquarters in Korolyov, Moscow Oblast. Tactical Missiles Corporation joint stock company (JSC) was established in accordance with Federal Target Program such as “Restructuring and development of Defense Industry Complex” (2002-2006 years) and Presidential Decree № 84 dated 24 January 2002. The Corporation as an integrated structure was formed on the basis of a reorganized federal state unitary enterprise “State research and production centre “Zvezda-Strela” (Korolev) in “Tactical Missiles Corporation”JSC. During such reorganization process the Corporation received shares from enterprises included in Defense Industry Complex. Establishment registration of the Corporation was finished in March 2003.

Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)

Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)


Tactical Missiles Corporation was founded on the basis of Zvezda-Strela by the Decree of Russian President №84, signed on January 24, 2002. Zvezda-Strela was a major designer and producer of military missile systems, and included the Zvezda Experimental Design Bureau (OKB), a serial production design bureau (SKB), the main Strela plant, and machine building plants in Kostroma and Bendery (Moldova). It was formerly part of the missile-industry grouping Spetstekhnika (Special Equipment). The structure of Tactical Missiles Corporation was expanded by subsequent decrees №591 on May 9, 2004 and №930 on July 20, 2007.
Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)

Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)