India’s Advanced Tejas Jet Completes Maiden Flight

March 17, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

The advanced version of Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, SP-21, with features such as air-to-air refuelling and Beyond Visual Range Missile system completed its maiden flight on Tuesday. The Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard variant of Tejas flew for 40 minutes, after taking off from Bengalurus

Pratt & Whitney to Provide Engines for US, Japanese F-35 Fighters

March 17, 2020 @ 06:34 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Pratt & Whitney $320 million to supply 32 F135 engines to power F-35 stealth jets of the US Air Force, US Navy and Japan. “United Technologies Corp

Turkish Firm Develops Lightweight Anti-drone Gun

March 16, 2020 @ 07:14 AM

Turkish firm Harp Arge unveiled its new lightweight, electromagnetic anti-drone gun designed to disrupt communication between drones and their control units. The 2

All New Chinese Warplanes to Have Low-visibility Paint

March 16, 2020 @ 06:27 AM

China has issued new guidelines according to which all of its new fighter aircraft must be coated with low-visibility paint to reduce the chances of being visually spotted by adversaries. The regulations issued by Chinas PLA Air Force consists of 5 chapters and 16 articles sets clear standards for painting and...

Indonesia, Russia Still Negotiating Su-35 Deal

March 16, 2020 @ 05:55 AM

Indonesia is still negotiating a deal to buy 9 Su-35 fighter jets with Russia and has not abandoned it under pressure from the United States. However, negotiations have remained struck over the last two years over issues such as price calculation for barter goods and the two countries not being able...

Boeing Delivers Second P-8A MPA to UK Royal Air Force

March 14, 2020 @ 05:19 AM

The UK Royal Air Force has taken the delivery of its second P-8A maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing on Friday. “Another significant step taken on our MPA journey

General Atomics to Buy SATCOM Radomes from Belgium

March 13, 2020 @ 10:41 AM

General Atomics is set to procure radomes to protect radars of its MQ-9B Sky Guardian and SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Belgim-based SABCA company. The Government of Belgium has approved Belgian Defense to negotiate the acquisition of MQ-9B to meet the nations RPA requirements

Turkey to Build Drone Control Center in Eastern Anatolia

March 13, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

Turkey will build a drone control center to house some of its drones such as the Anka and the Bayraktar, in eastern Erzurum province to target militants in the Eastern Anatolia region. The facility is expected to be operational soon, Turkish officials were quoted as saying by

India Issues RFI for 100 Loitering Munition Systems

March 13, 2020 @ 08:21 AM

The Indian Ministry of Defence has issued a request for information (RFI) to procure 100 loitering munition systems for the Indian Army. In late January this year, Israeli firm UVision Air announced a joint venture named “AVision” with Indias Aditya Precitech to manufacture loitering munitions under the brand PALM (Precision Attack Loitering Munition) Hero Systems

China to Buy 2 Types of Loitering Munitions

March 12, 2020 @ 08:08 AM

The Chinese military announced its plans to procure two different types of loitering munitions on Monday. The statement released on weain

First Pakistani F-16 Crash in 11 years Raises Questions about Maintenance

March 11, 2020 @ 12:43 PM

The Pakistani F-16 jet that crashed today is the first in 11 years and has come after the United States sold a $125 million technical support and end-use monitoring package to Pakistan in July 2019. “Pakistan had requested a continuation of technical support services; US Government and contractor technical and logistics support services to assist in the oversight of operations in support of the Pakistan Peace Drive advanced F-16 program

Pakistani F-16 Crashes Near Islamabad, Pilot Dead

March 11, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

An F-16 fighter jet belonging to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) reportedly crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad around Wednesday noon. The crash took place when rehearsals for Pakistan Day, celebrated on March 23, were on