Japan has rejected designs for the indigenous stealth fighter project proposed by the United States and the United Kingdom to favour a home-grown design. "Japan wants to develop a stealth fighter domestically
The German military has proposed buying 90 Eurofighter jets from Airbus plus 45 FA-18s from Boeing to replace its ageing Tornados. In plans revealed to German publication
Saab has commenced manufacture of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB)s first two-seat Gripen F fighter jet. “Saab has performed the first metal cut for the two-seater fighter aircraft Gripen F, marking an important milestone in the programme,” the company said in a
The F-35 Lightning II stealth jets Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) has been put on hold as the hosting Californias Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) records four cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus infection. The tests, if conducted, would have certified the Lockheed F-35 for full production
The Russian military lost two aircraft in crashes on Wednesday- an L-39 light attack aircraft and a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter. The L-39 trainer crashed at the Dmitrievskaya settlement in the Krasnodar Region on Wednesday morning, killing the pilot
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
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, and ensure the readiness of our defense customers to perform their vital missions,” a company statement said Boeing plans to begin reducing production activity today and projects the suspension of such operations to begin on Wednesday, March 25, at sites across the Puget Sound area
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 defenseworld.net Russia had received a request for information in 2019 and is awaiting a request for proposal from the Indian MoD to build over 100 jets in India, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) of Russia Dmitry Shugaev had told Interfax news agency last week
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
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
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
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
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