Four more IRIS-T SLM systems from Germany in the €1.3 billion aid package

During a visit to Kyiv, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius announces a new €1.3 billion military aid package for Ukraine. This was reported by Suspilne. The new package includes four more modern medium-range air defense systems IRIS-T SLM, plus 20 000 155-mm shells and anti-tank mines. The head of the ... Read more

New US military aid package and very strange HIMARS

The U.S. Department of Defense announces a new $100 million military aid package for Ukraine, and one item in it is surprising. У рамках цього пакети Україна отримує: Stinger anti-aircraft missiles; one (!) M142 HIMARS and additional ammunition; 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds; anti-tank missiles TOW; FGM-148 Javelin and AT-4 ... Read more

Ukrainian sniper sets world record for most accurate shot using Ukrainian MCR Horizon’s Lord rifle

According to some Ukrainian Telegram channels and media, a Ukrainian special forces soldier has set a new world record for a well-aimed shot from a sniper weapon in real combat. A soldier of the SBU Alpha special forces unit, whose name has not been disclosed, hit the enemy at a ... Read more

FrankenSAM: Buk-M1 air defense systems plus RIM-7 Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles

The Soviet Buk-M1 air defense system, which is in service with the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces, has been converted to use American RIM-7 Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles. This is reported by Military with reference to the spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Yuriy ... Read more

Baykar conducted the first flight tests of the Bayraktar TB3 UAV

Baykar has conducted the first flight tests of the Bayraktar TB3 UAV. The new drone has already made three runs on the runway with a lift off the ground. The Bayraktar TB3 is a larger version of the Bayraktar TB2, which can carry twice the payload and is to be ... Read more

The United States will supply depleted uranium shells to Ukraine. What is it?

The next package of military aid to Ukraine, which announced by the US administration in addition to additional shells, missiles and ammunition, there is one interesting new item that is of “great concern” to the Russian occupiers – depleted uranium shells for 120 mm tank guns M1 Abrams, which are ... Read more

SAKER SCOUT drone with artificial intelligence is authorized for use in the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has authorized the use of the SAKER SCOUT drone with artificial intelligence in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is stated in a message from the department in Telegram. Thanks to its advanced optics, the system independently recognizes and records the coordinates of enemy ... Read more

Poland receives permission to purchase 96 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

Poland continues to arm itself. The next step is modern Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, and finally the Polish government has received approval of its order from the US Department of Defense. Poland plans to purchase 96 Boeing AH-64E Apaches worth $12 billion. In addition to the helicopters themselves, the ... Read more

A ship transporting OCEA FPB 98 patrol boats for the Ukrainian Maritime Guard entered the Black Sea

A cargo ship with two Ocea FPB 98 patrol boats on board crossed the Bosphorus and entered the Black Sea. Judging by the camouflage of the Ukrainian Maritime Guard, these are the same boats that were built by the French shipbuilding company OCEA on behalf of Ukraine, writes Militarnyi. The ... Read more

Ukraine to receive 42 F-16 fighters from the Netherlands and Denmark after pilot training

After the training of Ukrainian pilots and ground personnel is completed, Ukraine will receive F-16 fighter jets from the Netherlands and Denmark. This was stated by both politicians during the visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the Netherlands and a meeting with Prime Minister Mark Rutte . Today, ... Read more

Sweden-Ukraine: joint production of CV90 infantry fighting vehicles and training of Ukrainian pilots on Saab JAS 39 Gripen

During President Zelenskyy’s visit to Sweden, some details of cooperation between Ukraine and Sweden were announced. First, it became known that agreements on the production of modern Swedish BMP CV90 in Ukraine had been finalized. “Today we have detailed our agreement on joint production of CV90 combat vehicles in Ukraine, ... Read more

US approves sending F-16s from Denmark and the Netherlands to Ukraine

The United States has agreed to send F-16 fighter jets from Denmark and the Netherlands to Ukraine as soon as pilot training is completed, Reuters reports this with reference to officials of these countries. “We welcome Washington’s decision to pave the way for sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine,” Dutch ... Read more

Maritime drones are a unique SSU development

The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Major General Vasyl Malyuk, revealed the details of the SSU’s high-profile special operations over the past month. The general confirmed what many had already guessed: the naval surface drones that successfully attacked the Crimean bridge, as well as the Russian landing ship ... Read more

Lockheed Martin to build 500 kW combat laser

Lockheed Martin has begun development of the most powerful laser weapon in the second phase of the High Energy Laser Scaling Initiative (HELSI) project. The 500 kW beam weapon is a scale-up of the 300 kW Lockheed Martin laser tested in August 2022. The goal of this phase of HELSI ... Read more

Ukraine [may] have launched mass production of the Kontakt-1 dynamic defense system

According to the OSINT account Ukraine Weapons Tracker, the Ukrainian military-industrial complex has launched mass production of the Kontakt-1 dynamic protection system, which is widely used in domestic armored vehicles. Since the beginning of the hot phase of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the dynamic Kontact-1 defense, along with the Armed Forces ... Read more

Naval strike drones: from ancient brigands to modern times

Recently, our colleagues from Defense Express published an interesting article about the predecessor of modern maritime strike drones, the remotely operated Fernlenkboot, which was developed and tested by the German Imperial Navy during World War I. Without detracting from the achievements of the German arms manufacturers, for this was indeed ... Read more

Germany [probably] bought 50 Leopard 1 tanks for Ukraine from a private company.

An unnamed European country (Germany?) has purchased 50 Leopard 1 tanks from the private company OIP Land Systems. After upgrading, the tanks will be sent to Ukraine< writes Reuters. Leopard 1 tanks, once owned by the Belgian Army, were purchased by OIP Land Systems at a “fair market price,” according ... Read more

The SkyLab company demonstrated Shoolika mk6 drone resistant to the electronic warfare

The Ukrainian defense company SkyLab has developed and presented a new modification of the Shoolika mk6 drone. Its main feature is resistance to the electronic warfare of the enemy. Shoolika mk6 received the official protocol of electronic warfare resistance from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. According to the estimates, ... Read more

The USA green-lights the training of Ukrainians on the F-16

The USA allows European countries to train Ukrainians on F-16 fighters, said President Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan on the air of CNN. “The president has given a green light and we will allow, permit, support, facilitate and in fact provide the necessary tools for Ukrainians to begin being ... Read more

Poland secretly transferred ten Mi-24 attack helicopters to Ukraine

During the recent visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda to Ukraine, information emerged that Poland had secretly transferred several Mi-24 attack helicopters to Ukraine. We are talking about at least ten vehicles. This is reported by Militarnyi with reference to The Wall Street Journal. Previously, a video of Polish trucks ... Read more

The Airbus A400M Atlas transport plane of the Royal Air Force made a record 22-hour flight

A Royal Air Force Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft made an unprecedented 22-hour flight from RAF Bryce Norton in Great Britain to Guam (Pacific Ocean). This is reported by Militarnyi with reference to RAF press office. The Airbus A400M Atlas with flight number ZM420 took off from Bryce Norton Air ... Read more

Bloomberg: Ukraine has overtaken Russia in the number of tanks

New data on the amount of military aid to Ukraine indicates a significant change in the balance of heavy weapons on the front after more than 16 months of full-scale war. Thus, the Armed Forces of Ukraine caught up and even surpassed the Russian army in terms of the number ... Read more

Despite the sanctions, 1,057 foreign components from 155 companies are used in russian weapons

Despite the sanctions, the russian military-industrial complex continues to receive Western electronic components. In russian weapons and equipment, 1,057 Western components from 155 companies, mostly from the USA, were counted. This is reported by Babel citing the report The International Working Group on Russian Sanctions. According to the study, critical ... Read more

The Ada-class Hetman Ivan Mazepa corvette is to enter the Navy of Ukraine in 2024

As we predicted, the future flagship of the Naval Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Hetman Ivan Mazepa corvette, is to enter the Navy in 2024. The Commander of the Navy of Ukraine, Vice Admiral Oleksii Neizhpapa, told this to ArmyInform. The anti-submarine stealth corvette of the coastal area ... Read more

Poland received the first M1A1 Abrams tanks

Poland received the first 14 M1A1 Abrams tanks at the port of the city of Szczecin near the border with Germany. This is reported by Ministry of Defense of Poland. These are the first of 116 used M1A1 Abrams tanks, which Poland ordered while waiting for the delivery of 250 ... Read more