Combined Resolve IV series of exercises, which started May 1 and are set to last until June 26. It is a biannual event in which the US army units stationed in Europe train to act together with their European allies and familiarize the newly-rotated units with the multinational environment. The U.S. Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team 3rd Infantry Division provides security while conducting radar operations during exercise Combined Resolve IV at the U.S. Army Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, on May 19, 2015.
An-178 is a short-range medium-airlift transport aircraft currently under development by Antonov State Company, formerly the Antonov Aeronautical Scientific-Technical Complex, and earlier the Antonov Design Bureau is a Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and Services Company based in Ukraine.
This week, the US Air Force notified private industry that is seeking GPS III Launch Services, According to the SPACE & MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER (AFSPC), “launch service includes launch vehicle production, mission integration and launch operations.
Qatar is set to sign a $7bn contract with France's Dassault Aviation to acquire 24 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft, amid increasing instability across the Middle East. The tiny country is ruled by Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
According to the Russian Media of May 9, 2015, “2300 (Armata) tanks have been ordered by the Russian Military. In 2014, the USA had 8,840 tanks and the Russian Federation has 15,398. In 2015-2016, the Russian figures would be 17,698 tanks fielded within its borders. (Source: globalfirepower) The tank’s targeting is reportedly done with an active-phased array antenna and a large variety of other sensors.
“For decades, senior military leaders and analysts have predicted the demise of manned aircraft.
The Navy, expressing that the end is on the horizon, has created a new office to oversee unmanned air systems.
“Brazilian-Ukrainian joint venture Alcantara Cyclone Space (ACS) continues preparations for the 2015 debut of a new variant of the Cyclone rocket from a 30-year-old launch facility on Brazil's north-Atlantic coast. At 2.3 deg. N. Lat., Alcantara is even closer to the Equator than Europe's Guiana Space Center in Kourou, where commercial launch services consortium Arianespace manages missions of Europe's heavy-lift Ariane 5, Russia's medium-class Soyuz and Italy's Vega light launcher.
On January 22, 2013, Deep Space Industries, Houston Texas based, said its inaugural mission is targeted for 2015, when it would send a small hitchhiker spacecraft called "Firefly" on a six-month expedition to survey an as-yet-unidentified asteroid.
The James Webb Space Telescope will be launched on a French Government Ariane 4 ECA on October 2018. Its shareholders include Airbus Safran Launchers, the French space agency CNES, and all European space companies, representing 10 European countries. As of January 1, 2015, the company had 329 employees, at corporate headquarters in Evry, at the Guiana Space Center (CSG) - launch site for Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega - and at local offices in Washington DC, Singapore and Tokyo. Arianespace relies on the Russian built Soyuz medium-size launcher. The French government refuses to deliver on a billion dollar contract on the Russian Mistral-class amphibious assault ships and continues to promote sanctions against Russia.