Indian Navy to trial new ESM system on Kamov Ka 31 helicopters

The Indian Navy will trial a newly developed airborne electronic warfare (EW) system aboard its Kamov Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopter. A June 2018 tender document for the programme disclosed that the country’s Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) is seeking a vendor to perform “platform…

Aurora Exchange

U.S. and Japanese soldiers exchange jump wings after conducting an airborne proficiency operation at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 13, 2018, during Exercise Arctic Aurora. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Aurora Exchange http://www.defense.gov/graphics/DODc-small.gif

PHILIPPINE SEA (June 19, 2018)

Sailors observe flight operations as an E-2D Hawkeye assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 launches off the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5, provides a combat-ready…

Graveside Moment

Army Staff Sgt. Mavis Bradford, an 82nd Airborne Division choir member, spends a moment at a paratrooper’s grave at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, May 31, 2018. Bradford and dozens of other paratroopers assigned to the division are participating in D-Day…

Airborne Artistry

Army paratroopers participate in the 82nd Airborne Division Airborne Review at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 24, 2018, during All American Week, an annual celebration of the division. Army Photo by Pfc. Anthony Todd VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Airborne Artistry http://www.defense.gov/graphics/DODc-small.gif

82nd Airborne Division’s Young Chefs Cook the Competition

Four teams of military chefs, one from each of the 82nd Airborne Division’s brigades, bustle through the kitchen making last-minute preparations before cooking a three-course meal they must present to a panel of judges, including the division commander. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE 82nd Airborne Division’s…

Paratrooper Procession

Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division participate in a division run as part of All American Week 2018 at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 21, 2018. Paratroopers past and present converged on the base to participate in the weeklong celebration of the division. Army…

Face of Defense: ‘Quiet Call’ Led Army Chaplain to Serve

For one chaplain serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, his calling did not come in the form of a thunderous voice or dramatic event. “My calling happened March 10, 2002. Some people might have that big moment where God speaks to them in a thunderous…

Sniper's Stare

A sniper participates in Rock Sokol, an exercise conducted by the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Slovenian Armed Forces, in Postojna, Slovenia, May 10, 2018. Army photo by Graigg Faggionato VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Sniper's Stare http://www.defense.gov/graphics/DODc-small.gif

Maiden Flight of Russia’s New Mi 38T Helicopter Set for May

Russia’s new Mi-38T military helicopter designed for airborne troops will take to the skies this month, a spokesperson for a Kazakh factory with the Russian Helicopters aviation giant told Sputnik. “The plan is to see the helicopter, which is being adapted to the Defense Ministry’s…