All articles by Ajay
Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine – a next-generation light-attack aircraft
The AT-6 Wolverine aircraft is developed by Beechcraft, a Textron Aviation brand. It is tailored to meet the light attack requirements of the armed forces worldwide.
India vs China: Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) compared
The Indian Army has the world’s largest ground force, currently comprising 1.4 million personnel while the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) is estimated to have a deployed force of 975,000 troops.
Military and security trends: Drones lead twitter mentions in August 2019
Army Technology lists the top tweeted terms in military and security in August 2019, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.
Twitter round-up: Demise of INF Treaty leads August mentions
Army Technology lists ten of the most popular tweets on military and security in August 2019, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.
The ten longest running defence companies
Firearms manufacturer Beretta, whose origins date back to the 16th century, is the world’s oldest operating defence company, followed by Naval Group, the builder of the world’s first ocean-going battleship. Army-technology lists the world’s longest-running defence companies, based on year of establishment.
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The biggest defence contract awards in 2019
Boeing has been the biggest contract winner of the year as of July 2019. It won the biggest deal for the year, at $14.3bn. Army-technology lists the ten biggest defence contracts awarded in 2019, based on the contract value.
The list excludes modification contracts and multiple-award contracts.
The world’s top combat drones
Four of the top ten drones are produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. From Predator C Avenger to TAI Anka, Army-technology.com lists the world’s top ten combat drones based on payload capacity and weapons onboard.
The world’s biggest defence budgets in 2019
At a whopping $717bn, the US’ defence budget is more than four times that of trailing China, while India trails much behind allocating just one-third of the Chinese. Army-technology lists the top ten countries with the biggest military budgets in 2019, based on allocations.
The top man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS)
European arms makers produce three of the world’s top five man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS). Army-technology lists the top MANPADS based on their range, speed, and features.
The top ten arms exporting countries in 2018
The world’s ten biggest arms exporting countries made armament transfers worth more than $25bn in 2018. Army-technology.com lists the top ten arms exporting countries based on Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) estimates of values of arms transferred in 2018.