New High Strength Glass Developed for Russian Su-35 jets, MC-21 Airliner

March 25, 2020 @ 08:35 AM

Russian firm RT-Chemcomposite, a part of Rostec has developed high-tech glass for fighter jets, airliners and spacecraft cockpit windshields and windows which can withstand temperatures up to 160 degrees Celsius. The new materials are based on polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and have high strength characteristics and thermal stability

Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions, Australia to Manufacture Ammunition for US F-35

March 25, 2020 @ 06:33 AM

Australian based Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM) has secured a contract to produce and export ammunition for the US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme. RNM will begin production of 25mm Frangible Armoured Piercing (FAP) projectiles at the federal government-owned Benalla plant in Victoria

Production at Airbus, Dassault, Leonardo Hit due to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020 @ 06:25 PM

Production at facilities of Aviation and defence firms such as Airbus, Dassault Aviation, MBDA and Leonardo has been hit due to COVID-19 pandemic now sweeping across Europe. Dassault Aviations plants that manufacture the Rafale fighter jet and Falcon business aircraft have been working at below par since last week

Boeing Suspends Airplane Production in Puget Sound, Washington State over COVID-19

March 23, 2020 @ 05:03 PM

Boeing announced a temporary suspension of production at its Puget Sound area facilities in Washington state, its largest plant worldwide, over the accelerating spread of the coronavirus in the region. “Boeing is working to minimize this suspension's impact on the company's ability to deliver and support its defense and space programs,...

Russia to Offer MiG-35 Jet with Auto Landing, G-Force Protection for Indian...

March 23, 2020 @ 10:47 AM

Russia will offer an upgraded MiG-35 fighter jet equipped with an automatic landing and G-force protection systems as its entry for the Indian light fighter jet competition, sources told Russia had received a request for information in 2019 and is awaiting a request for proposal ...

Su-35 Still In Indonesia’s Jet Race Against F-35

March 19, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

Indonesia is still mulling over its procurement project in which Russias Su-35 is being pitted against US F-35, and has not yet rejected the former as reported in the media. “Russia has not received official notification of termination of Indonesian contract where it was to supply 11 Su-35 fighters to the country,” sources ffrom Russias aviation industry were quoted as saying by

China Modifying JL-9 Trainer for Aircraft Carrier Pilot Training

March 19, 2020 @ 07:23 AM

The Chinese Navy is modifying the JL-9 Mountain Eagle trainer jet to train aircraft carrier jet pilots on an actual in-service aircraft carrier, one of two that the Chinese Navy has. The JL-9's developer, Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation released images involved the JL-9 and an aircraft carrier operating together in edited pictures, leading to speculation that the JL-9 could eventually be modified into a carrier-based jet trainer, reported Weihutang, a column on military affairs affiliated with China Central Television, on Tuesday

First Flight of Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 Airliner in final, certifiable configuration

March 19, 2020 @ 07:14 AM

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has announced the maiden flight of its first SpaceJet M90 plane in final, certifiable configuration. “Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, a MHI Group company, announced today that it has completed the maiden flight of Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), the first Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 in final, certifiable baseline configuration,” the company said in a statement Wednesday

India to buy Aerial Fuses, Twin-Dome Simulators for Hawk Mk32 Jets

March 19, 2020 @ 05:40 AM

Indias Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Wednesday greenlighted the Indian Air Force (IAF)s plan to buy Aerial Fuses and Twin-Dome Simulators for its Hawk Mk32 jet trainers. “The DAC has accorded approval for acquisition of indigenous Defence equipment for about INR 1,300 crore ($174 million)

Airbus A320neo Sales 11 Times More Than Boeing 737 in 2019

March 18, 2020 @ 03:36 PM

Airbus sold 796 A320neo planes in 2019, more than eleven times Boeings tally of 737 order of 69 aircraft. The overall gross orders for Boeing in 2019 stood at 246 aircraft, down from 1090 a year before

Indonesia May Purchase US-made F-35 Jets Instead of Russian Su-35s

March 18, 2020 @ 11:13 AM

Indonesia has made a case for purchasing US-made F-35 fighter jets instead of Russian Su-35 aircraft, the countrys Deputy Defence Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono said. However, the Su-35 deal had not been canceled and Jakarta is under no pressure from Washington to walk away from the deal, Trenggono said today in comments made to CNN Indonesia

US Okays Raytheon’s Coyote Block 2 Drone Killer for International Sales

March 18, 2020 @ 05:58 AM

The United States has approved the sale of Raytheons Coyote Block 2 counter-drone weapon as part of Howler counter-drone system for international sales. “The US government has cleared Raytheon to sell the Coyote Block 2 counter-drone weapon to approved allied nations as part of the Howler counter-drone system,” the company said in a statement Tuesday