Saab successfully completed the first flight of its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft (AWACS) on March 14 in Linköping, Sweden. The aircraft, a modified Bombardier Global 6000 jet platform, undertook a 1 hour 46 minutes test flight collecting extensive flight-test data using the on-board instrumentation suite
The US Marine Corps deployed F-35B Lightning II aircraft this week to one of its Marine Expeditionary Unit in East China Sea, marking the fighter's first operational deployment with the unit. A detachment of F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, landed on the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on March 5, the US Marines said in a statement
China has dispatched Russia-made Su-35 advanced fighters for joint combat cruise missions in South China Sea, in response to provocation by the US in January, the People's Liberation Army Air Force announced on Wednesday. This is a pragmatic action for the air force to fulfill its mission in the new era and conduct a combat training military exercise," according to a notice on the PLA Air Force official Weibo social media account, Global Times reports
Russia will deliver an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft to Myanmar, Mikhail Petukhov, a deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Sputnik. "In December 2016, a contract was signed with Myanmar on delivery of an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft," Petukhov said on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow-2018
Boeing P8 and Saab Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) are the likely candidates as South Korea today decided to procure six new aircraft to supplement its MPA fleet of 16 P-3C and P-3CK Orion planes in service. South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) aims to respond to a change in security conditions, including North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) threats, Yonhap reported quoting DAPAs statement Wednesday
In a clear attempt to target Boeing's P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), Saab has highlighted its 'Swordfish' MPAs as an alternative to "large, costly airliner-type platforms". In a press release ahead of the Singapore Airshow, Saab said that 'Swordfish' MPA consisting of Bombardiers Global 6000 ultra-long-range aircraft, General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canadas acoustics processor and Saabs pedigree in total airborne surveillance solutions, ensures a new era in maritime air power
A Chinese military aircraft has crashed during a training session in Guizhou province in southern China on Monday. “In the afternoon of January 29, an aircraft from the Air Force crashed during flight training in Guizhou province
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus will showcase A400M, the new-generation military airlifter, at the upcoming Singapore Airshow to take place at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, 6-11 February. The A400M Atlas was designed specifically to meet the needs of European NATO nations, as well as the requirements of international air forces
Chinas J-20 ‘fifth-generation multirole fighter has taken part in its first combat drills since its March 2017 deployment, according to a 12 January report by the state-owned China Daily newspaper. Citing Peoples Liberation Army Air Force announcement, the paper reported that exercises featured J-20 aircraft simulating aerial combat with older J-16 and J-10 fighters and also involved H-6K long-range bombers and Y-20 airlifter
Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014
A Japanese Defense Ministry investigation has revealed that the number of accidents involving US military aircraft stationed in Japan doubled in last two years, contradicting a recent claim by the US military official that the numbers have dropped. There were 25 mishaps in 2017, as opposed to 11 in 2016, the investigation states,
The Pentagon has awarded Boeing with a $115 million contract to provide logistics services and support for P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the US Navy and the government of Australia. “The Boeing Co
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