The establishment of  Ukrainian-Turkish UAV production facility will be the next step.

A service facility for the UAV Bayraktar will be built in Kiev by a Turkish firm.
Turkey will establish a UAV service facility

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and the Turkish firm Bayraktar Savunma signed an agreement of cooperation on September 29 in Kiev, in the presence of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The agreement calls for the creation of a combined training and testing facility for drone maintenance, upgrading, and training of people involved in UAV operations.

According to a news statement from the President of Ukraine's office, the document was signed by Defense Minister Andriy Taran on the Ukrainian side and the General Director of Bayraktar Haluk Bayraktar on the Turkish side.

Bayraktar would establish a facility for the repair, maintenance, and upgrading of the company's unmanned aerial vehicles on property held by the Ministry of Defense near Vasilkov, according to the document. The facility will also provide instruction and training to individuals who will be working with UAVs. In the future, Ukraine is projected to build a number of similar facilities.

The next stage, according to the Ministry of Defense, will be the construction of a Ukrainian-Turkish UAV manufacturing facility. Bayraktar intends to spend its own money in the building of a drone manufacturing factory in Ukraine, employing local workers. According to the President of Ukraine's office, this will result in new employment and income for the national budget.


Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the German Navy

Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the German Navy

The German Ministry of Defense inked a contract with Boeing on September 28 for the procurement of five P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft. The Poseidons will replace the obsolete Lockheed P-3C Orion in the German Navy. According to the schedule, the first deliveries will commence in 2024.

“Boeing is proud to offer Germany with the world's most powerful maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. We look forward to working with the German government and industry to develop a comprehensive support package to guarantee that the German Navy's P-8A aircraft are ready for their duty, ” said Michael Hostetter, Boeing's vice president of military, space, and security in Germany.

After the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and India, Germany will be the eighth country to fly the Boeing P-8A Poseidon.


Israel has received three additional F-35 Adir combat jets.
Israel has received three additional F-35 Adir combat jets.

On September 26, three new F-35 Adir fighter jets arrived at the Israel Air Force station in the Negev.

The IDF Air Force is equipped with 30 of these aircraft in total. The new aircraft will be operational in a short period, according to the Air Force.

Currently, the Air Force operates three Adir squadrons in the Negev: the 140th Nesher ha-Zahav (Golden Eagle), the 116th Arayot ha-Darom (Lions of the South) and the 117th.


Pakistan will sell Iraq PAC JF-17 Thunder fighter jets

Pakistan will sell Iraq PAC JF-17 Thunder fighter jets

Iraq and Pakistan have agreed to sell PAC JF-17 Thunder Block III fighters on a preliminary basis. According to reports, both nations' governments have accepted the paper, and a formal contract will be signed in Islamabad next month.

The Iraqi government chose to buy 12 Pakistani-made fighters after protracted talks. Major General Muhammad Majid Mahdi Mahmud, the Deputy Commander of the Iraqi Air Force, concluded the contract during a visit to Pakistan. The deal is valued at $ 664 million in total.

The PAC JF-17 Thunder is a fourth-generation fighter-bomber developed jointly by China and Pakistan. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Chengdu Aircraft Corporation developed the aircraft with financial assistance from Islamabad. The Russian OJSC Klimov produced the RD-93 engine that powers the JF-17.


Airshow China 2021

The 13th China International Aerospace Exhibition Airshow China 2021 kicked off on September 28 in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province. The People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) Air Force unveiled new aircraft types during this event:

CH-6 shock UAV 
CH-6 shock UAV

The maximum take-off weight is 7.8 tons, with a wingspan of 20.5 meters and a length of 15 meters.

It has a flying range of around 12,000 kilometers and can achieve speeds of up to 800 kilometers per hour. The drone is equipped with a T-shaped tail and two turbojet engines in the tail portion.

The reconnaissance version of the gadget will be able to fly for up to 20 hours and carry a payload of up to 300 kg. The attack will have a range of 4,500 kilometers and be capable of carrying up to two tons of payload.

★ The J-16D electronic warfare aircraft is a tactical electronic warfare aircraft. Based on the fourth-generation J-16 serial fighter (licensed copy of the Su-27).
The J-16D electronic warfare aircraft is a tactical electronic warfare aircraft.

The majority of the differences between a combat fighter and a commercial airliner are hidden inside the aircraft and influence the onboard electrical system. The J-16D is thought to be equipped with a set of antennae for receiving radio signals, processing and control equipment, as well as a variety of jamming stations of various types. Not only can the aircraft employ built-in instrumentation, but it can also use hanging containers. As a result, they display a vehicle with four containers at the expo. Two pairs are suspended beneath the wing, while the other two are suspended beneath the fuselage.

FH-97 strike UAV
FH-97 strike UAV

Not only does the gadget resemble the American unmanned slave XQ-58A Valkyrie in appearance, but it also performs the same objective. The FH-97, on the other hand, has a few changes. It contains not one, but two engines, as well as an electro-optical sensor beneath the hood.

★Model of a heavy stealth UAV, the GJ-11, having internal weapon compartments. The drone is designed in the "flying wing" style.


The smart transport parachute system has passed factory testing at Technodinamika.
The smart transport parachute system

The building has an integrated automated control system that allows it to land cargo weighing up to 250 kg in a fully automated manner.

The system's major benefit is its precision. The landing inaccuracy does not exceed 100 meters when dropped from a height of 4,000 meters, according to tests. This allows you to shorten the time it takes to deploy items and arrange their distribution on a more qualitative level. The parachute's capabilities enable for the landing of a variety of weapons, equipment, and ammunition.

The advancement has the potential to greatly improve the capabilities of airborne soldiers and special operations units.

Based on the Mi-8AMTSh helicopter, Russia is developing an electronic warfare complex
Mi-8AMTSh helicopter, Russia is developing an electronic warfare complex

Russia is developing an electronic warfare (EW) complex based on the Mi-8AMTSh helicopter to disrupt communication and automated command and control systems for a simulated adversary.

The machine is currently undergoing flight testing, according to a military-industrial complex source.

Ground command and control stations, as well as specialized communication networks, will be suppressed by the helicopter complex.

Russia has created a new surveillance UAV called the "Merlin-BP"
Russia has created a new surveillance UAV called the "Merlin-BP

The "Merlin-VR" reconnaissance drone was created by the Smolensk Scientific Research Institute of Modern Telecommunication Technologies.

For ten hours, the UAV may undertake aerial surveillance in automated and semi-automatic modes. The "Merlin's" maximum payload mass is around 6.5 kg.

Optical locating stations that operate in the visible and infrared bands can be carried on board the device.

The drone has a minimal acoustic signature due to its hybrid engine and high flying altitudes.


Lockheed Martin to cut F-35 production for US Air Force due to COVID-19
Lockheed Martin to cut F-35 production for US Air Force due to COVID-19

In 2022, Lockheed Martin was expected to deploy between 158 and 163 fighter jets to the Pentagon. However, on September 27, it said that it would be able to build just 151-153 aircraft next year, and that it would begin supplying 156 fighters yearly in 2023 and "for the foreseeable future."

The revised supply volume "ensures predictability and stability of the manufacturing process, while the industry recovers from the aircraft scarcity that emerged last year owing to the COVID-19 epidemic," according to the report. This year, the firm, which is the largest defense contractor in the United States, intends to deliver up to 139 F-35 aircraft.

According to a Bloomberg report, the Lockheed Martin timetable adjustment "shows manufacturing difficulties and supply chain delays arising from the epidemic."

According to a report issued in July by the US Audit Office, the firm supplied fighters with a delay this year. As a result, the government has concluded that the initially intended 158 F-35s will most likely not be delivered to the United States.

CH-53K King Stallion for the United States Marine Corps
CH-53K King Stallion for the United States Marine Corps

The US Marine Corps receives the first production CH-53K King Stallion from Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky.

The CH-53E Super Stallion will be replaced by these helicopters. The aircraft's operational testing and assessment began in July in North Carolina and is anticipated to go through January-February 2022.

Parts of the deal, totaling 33 helicopters, are now being worked on.

Seven of them are currently in various stages of development. In fiscal 2022, 42 cars are to be ordered under the sixth portion of the contract.

Bell Helicopter Textron begins flight testing of the first AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Bahrain Air Force
AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Bahrain Air Force

On September 27, the helicopter, serial number 2200, was seen on a test flight at Rick Hasband Amarillo International Airport in Texas.

Under the Foreign Military Sales program, the US Department of State approved the supply of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters and accompanying weapons, equipment, and services to Bahrain on April 27, 2018, for a total value of up to $ 911.4 million.

Bahrain will be the first country outside of the United States to utilize this sort of helicopter.

Boeing wins multi-billion dollar C-17 Globemaster III maintenance contract
C-17 Globemaster III maintenance contract

The US Air Force has given Boeing a ten-year contract to repair the C-17 Globemaster III transport plane.

The contract has a maximum value of $ 23.8 billion and a deadline of 2031. The firm received $ 3.46 billion in the beginning.

The C-17 transport aircraft is the backbone of the US Air Force's transport aviation. There are 273 Globemasters in the world, each with a 16.5-year-old average age.

Boeing will be in charge of the C-17 program's administration, logistics, engineering, maintenance, and modernisation.

Tests of a hypersonic missile for B-1 bomber will take place in 2022
hypersonic missile for B-1 bomber will take place in 2022

For the B-1 bomber, Boeing plans to begin testing new hypersonic missile capabilities. The testing are expected to begin in September 2022.

The B-1B Lancer may be utilized to support the newest B-52H Stratofortress upgrades.

The current B-1 aircraft will be upgraded and flown until the time comes for their eventual decommissioning, according to Boeing. This will happen once the B-21 Raider, a new generation of stealth bombers, is introduced to the soldiers.


Turkmenistan purchased the Turkish UAV Bayraktar TB2
Turkmenistan purchased the Turkish UAV Bayraktar TB2

 According to photos from a military parade staged on September 27 to commemorate Turkmenistan's 30th anniversary of independence, the Turkmen Armed Forces purchased the Bayraktar TB2 surveillance and strike UAV complex from the Turkish firm Baykar Makina.

The Argos II HD / HDT electro-optical / infrared observation station of the Hensoldt firm, which has not before acknowledged its collaboration with Baykar Makina, is installed aboard the Bayraktar TB2 delivered to Turkmenistan's Armed Forces.

Previously, the UAV was exported with the Turkish company ASELSAN's CATS (Common Aperture Targeting System) station. In addition, like the UAVs delivered to Azerbaijan, the drone provided to Turkmenistan has a three-bladed propeller.

On the underwing hardpoints, MAM-L and MAM-C ammunition were displayed.
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