French, German, Spanish Air Force Chiefs Review Future Combat Air Systems Project

June 19, 2021 @ 12:57 PM

The Air Chiefs of France, Germany and Spain exchanged their operational perceptions on the progress of the NGWS within a FCAS project (Next Generation Weapon System within a Future Combat Air System). In terms of complexity, NGWS exceeds everything that has ever been imagined and produced in a European cooperation project...

China’s J-20 Jet Powered by Domestic Engine in Service with 2nd Ace...

June 19, 2021 @ 08:13 AM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force equipped a second ace force with J-20 fighters powered by domestically developed WS-10 engines. The Military Development Vanguard Air Group originated from the Communist Party of China's (CPC) first ever aviation combat force

Four Killed as L-410 Airplane Carrying Parachutists Crashes in Russia’s Kemerovo Region...

June 19, 2021 @ 08:02 AM

An L-410 turboprop airplane carrying parachutists in Russias Kemerovo Region crashed today killing 2 pilots, one instructor and one parachutist besides injuring eight more people. The airplane crashed soon after take-off, according to local reports,

Turkish Aerospace Building Wind Tunnel to Test TF-X Fighter Jet's Aerodynamics

June 18, 2021 @ 12:21 PM

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) announced today that it is building a wind tunnel -- billed as Europes second biggest -- to test aerodynamics of aircraft such TF-X fighter jet that Ankara is developing indigenously. The tunnel will have three different test sections, large, small and open

America's Sixth-Generation NGAD Jet to Come in Variants for Ops in Indo-Pacific,...

June 18, 2021 @ 09:21 AM

Americas Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) Jet may come in two variants; one with long range and payload for the Indo-Pacific and one more oriented to the relatively short ranges between possible battle areas in Europe, a top Air Force official revealed. The information was revealed during yesterdays House Armed Services Committee...

Turkey’s ALPAGU Fixed-Wing UAV Test Fires Ammunition

June 18, 2021 @ 05:28 AM

Turkeys ALPAGU fixed-wing UAV developed by STM, fired ammunition during its tests on Thursday. “The Fixed Wing Intelligent Strike UAV System developed by STM with its national engineering capability, capable of effective operation day and night by a single soldier, successfully carried out the test fire with ALPAGU ammunition,” head of the Defence Industries Presidency (SSB), Ismail Demir,

Insitu to Deliver ScanEagle Drones to the U.S. Navy, FMS Customers

June 18, 2021 @ 05:09 AM

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Boeing Signs MoU with ESG, Lufthansa Technik Expecting German Selection of P-8A...

June 17, 2021 @ 06:48 PM

Boeing signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) today with German companies- ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik to explore collaboration in systems integration, training, support and sustainment work should Germany select the P-8A Poseidon as its next maritime surveillance aircraft. “Together with ESG and Lufthansa Technik, we will offer indigenous and cost-effective support, training and maintenance solutions to the German Navy to fulfill their missions,” said Dr

Russia to Deliver 11 Su-35 Jets to Egypt this year?

June 17, 2021 @ 11:59 AM

Russian Sukhoi Corporation is likely to deliver 11 Su-35 jets to export customers and 4 Su-57 stealth aircraft to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the countrys Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov indicated during his visit to the Gagarin Aviation Plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur on Wednesday. "This year 15 combat planes are due to be delivered by the Gagarin Aviation Plant to the (domestic) customer and under export contracts

Ukrainian Firm Signs Contract to Repair Pakistani IL-78 Refueling Aircraft

June 17, 2021 @ 08:02 AM

Ukrainian firm Ukrspetsexport signed a contract with the Pakistani Air Force (PAF) to repair its IL-78 aerial refueling aircraft on Tuesday. The agreement was signed on the second day of the "Arms and Security-2021" exhibition currently on in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev

Indonesia Signs ‘Coming into Force’ Contract for 36 Rafale Jets: Report

June 16, 2021 @ 07:58 AM

Indonesia is believed to have signed a ‘Coming into force contract with France/Dassault Aviation for 36 Rafale jets on June 7 which will go into effect in December 2021. Indonesian publication,

Israeli Blue Bird Aero Strikes World's Single Biggest Drone Deal for 150...

June 15, 2021 @ 02:26 PM

BlueBird Aero Systems today won a contract to deliver 100 WanderB-VTOL UAVs to a European customer. The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAVs are part of a transaction involving over 150 WanderB-VTOL and ThunderB-VTOL UAVs worth tens of millions of dollars (USD)