Boeing to Manufacture 18 P-8A Poseidon Jets for S Korea, New ...

March 31, 2020 @ 05:41 AM

Boeing has received a $1.5 billion production contract for 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft including 8 for the US Navy, six for the South Korean Navy and four for the Royal New Zealand Air Force

S.Korean F-16 Jets to receive Identification Friend or Foe & Link 16

March 31, 2020 @ 05:23 AM

The United States has given the go-ahead to upgrade South Korean F-16 fighter jets with Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and Link 16 Tactical Datalink (TDL) and related equipment for $194 million. "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of...

US-Israel Conduct Exercise with One Another's F-35 Jets

March 30, 2020 @ 02:19 PM

The US and Israel conducted an air exercise on Sunday involving F-35 jets from one anothers air force. This is the first time Israel Air Force (IAF) F-35I "Adir" jets participated in an exercise alongside USAF F-35s in Israel

Japan To Improve Electronic Warfare Capabilities of Fighter Fleet

March 30, 2020 @ 07:31 AM

Japan is set to provide its existing F-15 fighters with Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities besides buying additional F-35 stealth jets possessing this ability to use focused energy to defeat adversarys electronics, this year. In its

Japan Favours Home-grown Designs Over Western Offers for Indigenous Fighter Project

March 29, 2020 @ 06:05 AM

Japan has rejected designs for the indigenous stealth fighter project proposed by the United States and the United Kingdom to favour a home-grown design. "Japan wants to develop a stealth fighter domestically

USAF to Lease KAI T-50As Ahead of Training With T-7As

March 27, 2020 @ 06:55 AM

The United States Air Force is planning to lease T-50A trainers made by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin to teach pilots "tactical fighter skills," ahead of beginning training in their new T-7A Red Hawks. The USAF will lease between four to eight T-50A trainers, even as the jet lost the T-X contest to the T-7A, built by Boeing and Saab, in September 2018

Air National Guard to Install GA-ASI Detect and Avoid System on two...

March 27, 2020 @ 05:51 AM

The United States Air Force's Air National Guard (ANG) has contracted General Atomics for the provision of Detect and Avoid System (DAAS) for installation on two of its MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft. The DAAS will be equipped on one MQ-9 Block 1 and one MQ-9 Block 5 drones

Germany Proposes Buying 90 Eurofighters, 45 Boeing FA-18s to Replace Tornado Jets

March 26, 2020 @ 05:20 PM

The German military has proposed buying 90 Eurofighter jets from Airbus plus 45 FA-18s from Boeing to replace its ageing Tornados. In plans revealed to German publication

Saab Begins Building First Two-Seat Gripen F Jet for Brazil

March 26, 2020 @ 09:53 AM

Saab has commenced manufacture of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB)s first two-seat Gripen F fighter jet. “Saab has performed the first metal cut for the two-seater fighter aircraft Gripen F, marking an important milestone in the programme,” the company said in a

Airbus Restarts Manufacture of Aircraft Wings in Europe

March 26, 2020 @ 07:33 AM

Airbus has announced resumption of production and assembly activities at wing plants located in Spain, France and other European countries amid COVID-19 pandemic. “Airbus partially resumed production and assembly work in France and Spain on 23 March following a four-day pause

COVID-19: F-35’s Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Put on Hold

March 26, 2020 @ 06:35 AM

The F-35 Lightning II stealth jets Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) has been put on hold as the hosting Californias Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) records four cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus infection. The tests, if conducted, would have certified the Lockheed F-35 for full production

Russia Loses L-39 Trainer, Su-27 Fighter in Crashes

March 26, 2020 @ 04:48 AM

The Russian military lost two aircraft in crashes on Wednesday- an L-39 light attack aircraft and a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter. The L-39 trainer crashed at the Dmitrievskaya settlement in the Krasnodar Region on Wednesday morning, killing the pilot