Claimed to be the world's first, a three-engine large drone made its first flight in China last Thursday which can be used in transport and attack missions. Developed by Chengdu-based Tengden Technology Co, the drone took off and landed on Thursday morning at an airfield in Southwest China, marking its successful maiden flight, Chengdu Daily reported on Friday
Eleven American troops were injured besides Apache helicopters and hangers destroyed, when Iranian missiles hit the Ain al-Asad Air base in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The missiles used in the operation were upgraded Fateh (range 500 km) and Qiam (range 800 km) which struck their targets with an accuracy of a few meters, Iranian media said quoting state sources
Iran may drop its plan to buy Russian MiG-35 and Su-30 fighters, and opt to acquire Chengdu J-10 jets from China by investing half of the $3 billion financial assistance provided by Qatar. The $3 billion aid was offered by the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani when he met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran last week
Qatar Airways yesterday announced the launch of flights connecting Doha with Lyon (France) which together with flights to Paris and Nice, is seen as payback for the tiny Gulf nation buying Rafale fighter from Dassault. Doha has ordered 36 Rafale jets; 24 for $7 Billion in 2015 and 12 more for $2
Indian Defense Minister will inaugurate the induction ceremony of first Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKI squadron equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles at the Air Force Station in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu state, on January 20. "The induction ceremony of the jets armed with BrahMos would take place on January 20 and the fighters would have the most potent platform capable of long reach and multi-role capabilities," Air Marshal Amit Tiwari said on Wednesday
Boeing has delivered 3 new KC-46 Pegasusmilitary aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft to the United States Air Force (USAF). "Weve delivered three more KC-46 tankers to the US Air Force
Boeing and the USNavy flew an F/A-18 Super Hornet equipped with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod completed its first flight in late 2019, the company announced on Wednesday. IRST Block II is a critical component of the Block III Super Hornet
The first flying prototype of Russia's Ilyushin IL-96-400M has arrived for its final assembly at the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO) plant. "The IL-96-400M first flight prototype has arrived to the final assembly shop," manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation announced earlier this week
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has contracted Dassault Aviation to integrate three of its Falcon 8X aircraft with Thales CUGE universal electronic warfare capability, under the Archange program launched to strengthen France's signals intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities. “The contract awarded on 30 December 2019, covers the first two aircraft on the programme
The Finnish Air Force (FAF) has commenced flight evaluation trials of the Eurofighter jet as part of its
The US Department of Defense awarded Lockheed Martin $3 billion to supply 50 C-130J Super Hercules planes. The company had won $1
Turkish Aerospace has invited Malaysia to partner it in the production of its home-made Light combat-trainer jet, "Hurjet", the CEO of the aviation giant Turkish Aerospace said. Malaysia may contribute to the technology of the aircraft with its plane part production ability, Temel Kotil was quoted as saying in comments to Anadolu Agency
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