(Defense News) For the first time, Lockheed Martin company Sikorsky turned over its Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) to U.S. Army pilots for a spin, according to an Oct. 29 company statement.
Algeria unveils Chinese UAVs
(IHS Jane’s 360) The Algerian Ministry of National Defence (MDN) revealed that it has acquired two types of Chinese-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in its coverage of a visit by Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah to Ain Ouessara Air Base in the 1st Military Region on 30 October.
(Defense News) Israel Aerospace Industries announced two deals worth a total of $1.3 billion with India between Oct. 24 and 29. One deal will see IAI outfit the Indian Army with the Sky Capture air defense system, a contract worth $550 million. In addition, IAI will provide $777 million worth of Barak 8 missile defense systems, known as LRSAM in India, for seven ships.
India signs $950 million contract with Russia to buy two stealth frigates
(Defense News) India has signed a $950 million contract with Russia for two upgraded Krivak III-class stealth frigates.