The complete systems, maintenance, and aircraft package that the Saab is selling has many potential bonuses for its potential selection as the HX aircraft, since Finland is looking for substantial domestic repair capability and possible technology transfer. If more systems are sold, it could mean more technology is transferred, leading to further potential development of Finnish industry. Despite the requirement in the HX program, Finnish industry seems pretty lukewarm to the idea of producing Gripen parts domestically. However, Saab has pushed the idea pretty hard, stating that some Patria plants could even produce and overhaul engines domestically.
The Leopard 2 is one of the world’s most common main battle tanks, used by militaries on four continents. As such, the market for upgrades that bring the older versions up to the latest standards of protection and lethality is large. The primary player here is Krauss-Maffei Wegman, the original designer of the Leopard 2, who markets a variety of kits and new versions of the Leopard 2.
The Israel Defense Forces field a wide variety of American military equipment, due to significant amounts of American military aid to Israel. However, American equipment has not always been the best suited to the tough desert and urban conditions encountered by the IDF. As a result, American equipment in Israeli service is often extensively modified to fit the IDF’s unique mission. Here are some unique derivatives of American equipment that the IDF fields.
The image shows what may be yet another upgrade to the fighter jet, as it is shows a “Beast Mode” configuration with fourteen Meteor Beyond Visual Range weapons and two Infrared Imaging System Tail-Thrust Vector Controlled short-range air-to-air missiles, along with an external fuel tank for extended missions.
Their new ACV has been a long time coming: an earlier Marine Corps initiative to replace the AAV, called the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle was canceled by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2011 amid concerns about the platform’s survivability against dedicated anti-ship missile threats, forcing the Corps to continue to rely on their aged AAVs.
In June 2020, Abiy extra-constitutionally postponed elections. When Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region refused and, on Sept. 9, 2020, held its own parliamentary elections marked by long lines and high participation that the opposition Tigray People’s Liberation Front won. Abiy responded two months later by cutting Tigray’s internet access and phone lines and sending in the Ethiopian Army to oust the elected government from Mekelle, the provincial capital. Multiple reports confirm that Eritrea’s military also entered the region, operating side-by-side with Ethiopian troops as they sacked and looted towns and villages in the region. On Jan. 13, 2021, Ethiopia announced that its forces had killed Seyoum Mesfin, the country’s long-serving former foreign minister, while fighting. Subsequent photos suggest that Abiy’s men had summarily executed Mesfin.
Israel and the United States are developing the Arrow-4 air defense system, which builds on a thirty-year legacy of building and testing anti-ballistic missile systems. The current development was announced on February 18. The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency commence development of the Arrow-4 Weapon System, Israel’s Ministry of Defense said.
Back in 2018, Sputnik International put out a piece bashing China’s based J-15 carrier-based fighter jet, describing it as having problems with its flight-control system. But the J-15 is itself a derivative of the Russian Su-33 Flanker. Is the Chinese jet really that inferior to the Russian one? Or are the problems shared, and the article an attempt to distract from the Russian fighter’s own failings?
The modern sniper rifle rose to prominence in the 1980s as a critical tool for counterterrorist teams and continued to prove itself on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Advancements in optics, bullet, and manufacturing technology have allowed sniper rifles to reach out to further than ever before, so fielding a modern sniper rifle is important for many militaries. Here are some that could be considered the best.
In the photo, little Deepika can be seen riding a toy horse and it read, “Yeh hum hain (this is me)” followed by “Yeh humara ghoda hain (This is our horse) and “Aur yeh humari pawri ho rahi hain (and this is our party). She further captioned it, “who made this?”.
It’s a new concept for a story and a dating calendar that could inspire commitment-phobic millennials to fall in love, on a ‘trial basis.’ Writer-director Taranveer Singh uses a super-chic and urbane canvas to tell his unconventional story that starts off in Mumbai, but soon all the action shifts to London.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal got married at a strictly private wedding in Alibaug on Sunday evening. Varun shared the first photos of his wedding pheras on Instagram just minutes after they got married with a beautiful caption: “Life long love just became official,” he wrote.
Organic kale, hot yoga…and diet pills? In a wellness-focused world, no one’s fessing up. But women are still taking them—and yes, they’re still dangerous.
He made his Bollywood debut with Hulchal in 1971 and from there on it’s been nearly five decades that Kabir Bedi has been entertaining us actively in Bollywood, be it with his performances in movies as an actor or with his baritone voice in ad commercials and dubbed movies. The […]
The year began on a happy note when reports of Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal’s impending nuptials started doing the rounds and were later confirmed. And looks like 2021 has more surprises in store. Mouni Roy, who spent the lockdown in Dubai with her sister, brother-in-law, and their kids, seems […]
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