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Futuristic radar for the UK future combat aircraft will capture the equivalent of a ‘city’s worth of data’ in a second

British engineers have today revealed some of the latest concepts under development for the Royal Air Force’s next-generation combat air system. The pioneering technology is being delivered by Team Tempest, a UK technology and defence partnership formed by BAE Systems, Leonardo, MBDA, Rolls-Royce and the RAF, and involving hundreds of high-tech companies, SMEs and academia across the UK.

Analysis: Su-30SM2 fighter to begin trials in late 2020

Upgraded multirole Su-30SM2 fighter jet will take off by the end of 2020. It is powered by AL-41F-1S engine. The avionics, optics, radar and monitoring systems have been upgraded. The already available aircraft are to be upgraded to S-30SM2 level. The basic Su-30SM is the main aircraft operated by Russia and its CSTO allies, the Izvestia daily writes.

Analysis: Russia launches batch production of Mi-35P helicopter

Rostvertol plant of Russian Helicopters Holding launched batch production of Mi-35P combat transport helicopter. It is the latest Mi-24 modification which inherited all advantages and got rid of drawbacks and acquired new capabilities, Rostec said.

Analysis: Russian Su-57 fighter jets to get protective covers in 2021

Special polymeric covers will hide the main units of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jets at airfields from adversary optical-electronic systems and radars. They will also protect the body and sophisticated equipment in bad weather. Experts believe the knowhow will help Russian aircraft units rapidly redeploy the forces to any region of the world, the Izvestia daily writes.

Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 bomber aircraft perform flights at high temperatures in Siberia

According to news published by the Russian Press Agency TASS on August 11, 2020, Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-22M3 (NATO reporting name: Backfire) bombers aircraft of the long-range aviation regiment based in the Irkutsk Region in East Siberia have performed planned flights at high temperatures, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said.

Analysis: Russia develops several project of solar drones - take 2

High-altitude drones powered by solar energy offer a prospective guideline in unmanned aviation. Such projects exist in technologically developed countries, including Russia, the Army Standard writes.

Analysis: Russia develops several project of solar drones - take 1

High-altitude drones powered by solar energy offer a prospective guideline in unmanned aviation. Such projects exist in technologically developed countries, including Russia, the Army Standard writes.

Analysis: Russian army to get Orlan-30 drones - take 2

Reconnaissance-strike forces are the most promising guideline in aviation. They engage artillery in fire and drones for reconnaissance, target detection at the frontline and in the tactical depth of adversary defense and control of their destruction in real-time. The latest Orlan-30 is most fit for the mission, the Zvezda weekly writes.

Analysis: Russian army to get Orlan-30 drones - take 1

Reconnaissance-strike forces are the most promising guideline in aviation. They engage artillery in fire and drones for reconnaissance, target detection at the frontline and in the tactical depth of adversary defense and control of their destruction in real-time. The latest Orlan-30 is most fit for the mission, the Zvezda weekly writes.

Analysis and technical review of new Boeing F-15EX fighter aircraft for US Air Force

Air Recognition editorial team presents a brief technical review and analysis about the F-15EX, the next generation of U.S. Air Force tactical fighter aircraft in the F-15 family that was designed by the American Company McDonnell Douglas, now part of Boeing. July 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Air Force awarded a nearly $1.2 billion contract for its first lot of eight F-15EX fighter aircraft.

Indra successfully tests its optionally piloted vehicle Targus in a pioneer flight

Indra has successfully completed the first test flights with its Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) Targus and achieved one of the decisive milestones of the Civil UAVs Initiative, promoted by the Government of Galicia to make the region a leader in this industry.

Northrop Grumman Firebird completes successful multi-day capability demonstration flights

The multi-mission demonstration, including single-day integration of new sensors, showcased the power of Firebird’s open architecture.

Russian Tu-95MS bomber is able to fire Kh-101 Kh-102 Raduga nuclear-capable cruise missiles

According to information released by the Russian Press Agency TASS, a Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bomber launched missiles and conducted mid-air refueling during drills in Russia’s Far East.

Russian Arctic air defense contour close to completion

The creation of the main elements of the Arctic air defense is nearing completion. The region has developed into a place of standoff between various countries of late. Russia has been therefore creating infrastructure and defense facilities in northern latitudes in case the situation aggravates. The Izvestia daily writes about the means Russia has in the Northern Sea Route and defense prospects in the strategically important direction.

Russia designs drone AI - part 2

Combat drone engagement is becoming a usual practice. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) fight air defense and often win. Swarm tactic of drone engagement has emerged. It brings drone control to the foreground, as the usual operator-drone scheme often fails. Other technologies are necessary, the online Army Standard publication said.

Russia designs drone AI - part 1

Combat drone engagement is becoming a usual practice. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) fight air defense and often win. Swarm tactic of drone engagement has emerged. It brings drone control to the foreground, as the usual operator-drone scheme often fails. Other technologies are necessary, the online Army Standard publication said.

US Air Force awards $5.25 million to accelerate Quantum enabling technologies

To expedite the advancement and innovation of quantum technologies, the US Air Force Research Laboratory awarded $5.25 million to 23 small businesses during a first-of-its-kind virtual quantum collider pitch event June 15-16.

Analysis: US confirms deployment of Russian MiG-29 and Su-24 fighter aircraft in Libya

According to satellite pictures released by the United States Africa Command website on June 18, 2020, United States Africa Command confirms that Russian fighter aircraft MiG-29 and Su-24 are deployed in Libya. Russian aircraft delivered to Libya in late May 2020 are being actively flown in Libya.

Boeing showcases F-15QA fighter aircraft painted in Qatar Air Force colors

American Company Boeing released a video on its Twitter account on June 11, 2020, showing an F-15QA painted in its custom livery. The most advanced F-15 fighter jet ever built, this aircraft – and the paint scheme – were specifically designed for Qatar Air Force.

Orion drones delivered to Russian armed forces - part 2

The Russian Defense Ministry signed an acceptance act for the first Orion drone of Kronshtadt Company in the spring of 2020. The complex of three drones is supplied to the troops for test operation. The acceptance act is a major achievement of the project and a landmark in the development of Russian unmanned aviation. Orion is the first modern UAV of the size supplied to the military. The Army Standard online publication describes the creation history and the capabilities of the first Russian combat one-ton drone.

Orion drones delivered to Russian armed forces - part 1

The Russian Defense Ministry signed an acceptance act for the first Orion drone of Kronshtadt Company in the spring of 2020. The complex of three drones is supplied to the troops for test operation.

Analysis: Russian fighter aircraft Mi-29 Fulcrum and Su-24 Fencer deployed in Libya

According to pictures released on the Official U.S. government website, May 26, 2020, Russian fighter jets were recently deployed to Libya in order to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors (PMCs) operating on the ground. Analysis of pictures by military experts of Air Recognition editorial team has shown two types of fighter aircraft, including Mig-29, NATO reporting name Fulcrum and Su-24 NATO reporting name Fencer.

Review Part 2 US Army Future Vertical Lift FVL program: SB-1 Defiant Sikorsky-Boeing

Review and analysis by Air Recognition (Subdivision of Army Recognition Group) editorial team about the Future Vertical Lift FVL program of U.S. Army, part 2, the SB-1 Defiant from Sikorsky-Boeing. The Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program is a research and development effort dedicated to discovering, investigating, and refining the technologies that is to provide the next generation of vertical lift aircraft for the United States Armed Forces.

Review Part 1 US Army Future Vertical Lift FVL program: Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft

A review by Air Recognition editorial team about the Future Vertical Lift FVL program of U.S. Army, part 1, the Bell V-280 Valor. Currently, two American companies compete for the U.S. FVL program including Sikorsky-Boeing and Bell. The FVL is currently looking at five basic categories of aircraft varying in size, but the initial program is to create a medium transport platform capable of succeeding U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk and U.S. Marines H-1 “Huey” utility helicopters. 

Mosquito night navigation inspires new UAV obstacle avoidance system

Scientists have used the principles that guide a mosquito’s nocturnal flight to develop a quadcopter equipped with an elegant collision-avoidance sensory system. Their research, published in Science, demonstrates how the mosquito avoids obstacles in the dark by sensing changes in the airflows generated by its flapping wings.

US Air Force investigates using quantum materials in new navigation tool

Air Force Research Laboratory researchers Drs. Robert Bedford, Luke Bissell, Chandriker Dass and Michael Slocum are finding practical applications for the curious phenomena that occur in quantum materials. Until the late 1990s, the properties — or even the existence — of such materials seemed little more than theoretical. But, what is a quantum material?

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