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April 25, 2017, 9:39 AM

Russia and India Test Hypersonic and Supersonic Missiles

New developments such as the Zircon and Brahmos pose new threats to large warships.

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Hensoldt ASR-NG4 radar
Mar 2, 2017 - 7:28 AM
American buyout specialist KKR paid €1.1 billion for the mostly Germany-based company, now renamed Hensoldt.
Mi-17 on ramp
Mar 1, 2017 - 7:27 AM
A second batch of Spyder air defense missiles has arrived, and Vietnam could be Elbit’s customer for a major Mi-17 helicopter upgrade.
Wing-Loong II unmanned aircraft
Feb 28, 2017 - 4:28 PM
Coincident with the maiden flight, Xinhua News Agency said an unnamed customer has placed a large order for the new generation drone.
Il-76MD-90
Feb 28, 2017 - 8:45 AM
The Il-76/78 fleet will likely be modernized, maybe including new engines. The Il-38 ASW aircraft will also be improved.
Feb 24, 2017 - 10:09 AM
In a break from the previous Indonesian policy, the service is looking beyond its traditional supplier, state-owned Indonesian Aerospace (PTDI)
FC-31
Feb 23, 2017 - 3:31 AM
A second prototype has flown, showing modifications. Meanwhile, export marketing continues.
Feb 23, 2017 - 3:18 AM
Surprise announcement of Russian/UAE fighter project; UAE may also acquire Su-35s, Russians say.
Airbus A400M
Feb 22, 2017 - 7:28 AM
Company wants the European launch nations to reduce the penalties they are extracting for late deliveries and performance shortfalls.
AW139 in flight
Feb 21, 2017 - 12:46 PM
An unspecified number of AW139s will join an earlier batch ordered in August 2016.
Aero India static display
Feb 20, 2017 - 3:58 AM
From fighters to helicopters to AEW aircraft to missiles, foreign OEMs competed to meet India’s requirements.