A third of Royal Air Force frontline fighter-bombers are unfit to fly, according to a Freedom of Information request. Of the 434 aircraft, 142 of them, which include 55 Typhoons are sidelined,
A Spanish fighter jet pilot accidently fired an advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) during a mock drill close to the Russian border. The Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighter, part of the Spain-Estonias alliances air-policing mission erroneously fired an AMRAAM-type missile during mock drill at Tartu, an Estonian town 30 miles west of the Russian border on Tuesday afternoon, Agence France Presse news agency reported Thursday
A Spanish fighter aircraft accidently fired an air-air missile while flying on a NATO air patrol near the Russian border with Estonia on Tuesday. A Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 equipped with AMRAAM type missiles was on its way to return to its base in the Lithuanian town of Šiauliai
The Bulgarian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued a Request for Proposal to acquire 16 fighter jets to replace the ageing fleet of Russian-made MiG-29 jets of the country's Air Force. The MoD has called for bids to supply aircraft from United States, Portugal, Israel, Italy, Germany, France and Sweden
An 'enhanced' Eurofighter Typhoon would form a core part of any European future combat air system (FCAS), Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH CEO, Volker Paltzo said at the Farnborough Air Show today. Speaking during Farnborough International Air Show on Tuesday, Volker Paltzo said, “Eurofighter will be a central pillar of any European FCAS, and has a key role to play in this future system, operating alongside any existing or new European assets that may come into play in the future battlespace – across all mission scenarios
The United Kingdom today revealed a model of its proposed new fighter jet, the Tempest at the Farnborough Air Show. Once manufactured, the aircraft will be able to fly either as a piloted aircraft or as an unmanned drone, UK Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said adding that the UK would be investing £2bn in the new project
The Indian Defense Ministry has received six bids for the Request for Information for the manufacture of 110 fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The deadline for the RFI issued in April ended on 6 July
Singapores Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said Friday that the countrys plan to replace its aging fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft will be announced soon, listing a number of manufacturers that could be in the running for a deal potentially worth billions of dollars. Singapores fleet of around 60 F-16 jets are at the tail end of their service and Ng Eng Hen told reporters on June 29 that the decision will be made in few months
France and Germany on Tuesday signed two joint letters of intent, including one on the Future Air Combat System (SCAF), designating "France as a leading nation" for the project to succeed the Rafale and the Eurofighter warplanes by 2040. According to a statement issued by the French Defence Ministry, the program will bring together "a new multi-purpose combat aircraft, adapted to contemporary air threats and exploiting the potential of artificial intelligence, network-based combat capabilities, including drones of various types
Chinas Peoples Liberation Army-Air Force is preparing to send fighter jets to escort North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the upcoming US-DPRK summit to be held in Singapore. "Escorting [a head of state] with jets is one of the highest security protocols that the air force can provide," the South Korean source told South China Morning Post Thursday, adding that if China sends air assets to conduct the escort then "it may be a message directed to the US-ROK [Republic of Korea, or South Korea] alliance that China is strongly backing up the Kim regime
The Bulgarian National Assembly committee on finance and budget cleared $1.08 billion for the procurement of 16 fighter jets
A Greek warship and a Turkish cargo ship have collided in the eastern Aegean Sea. The Turkish-flagged Karmate put on speed and made off into Turkish waters after the pre-dawn incident on Friday, ignoring radio messages from the Greek Armatolos gunboat to stop,
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