Greece is First European Nation Decide on French Rafale Jets: Def Minister...

September 14, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

In its decision to acquire Rafale fighter jets, Greece became the first European nations to announce plans to buy jets from France breaking more than a decade long jinx where European nations have ignored the Rafale in favor of the Eurofighter Typhoon and the F-35. Welcoming the Greek move, French defence...

Naval Variant of China’s JL-9 Trainer Makes First Flight

May 14, 2020 @ 06:08 AM

The naval version of Chinas JL-9 trainer jet, speculated to be an aircraft carrier-operable aircraft, has made its first successful flight. On Wednesday, developer Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation, a subsidiary of state-run AVIC, announced the aircraft took to the skies for the first time on May 12 at Anshun Airport in...

Lockheed Martin to Commence Manufacture of Eight F-16 Jets for Bulgaria

April 3, 2020 @ 03:15 AM

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $512,004,418 firm-fixed-price contract for F-16 Block 70 production for the Republic of Bulgaria. This contract value includes $4,185,516 of pre-priced options

Aselsan IFF System Installed on Turkish F-16 Jets

April 1, 2020 @ 01:29 PM

Turkish defense electronics firm, Aselsan has developed an identification of friend or foe (IFF) system for the Turkish Air Forces F-16 jets and other platforms. The Presidency of Defense Industries and Aselsan signed a contract in 2018 to meet the needs of air and navy commands, for the development of ...

Belgium Joins F-35 Lightning II Program

April 1, 2020 @ 10:06 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin $23 million to integrate Belgium into the F-35 Lightning II program. “Lockheed Martin is awarded a $22

Lockheed Martin Awarded $4.7 Billion for 78 F-35 Combat Jets

April 1, 2020 @ 03:13 AM

In one of the biggest single contracts for the F-35 jets, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4,708,927,970 contract to manufacture 78 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) combat aircraft. The contract includes 48 F-35A combat aircraft for the US Air Force, 14 F-35B combat aircraft for the Marine Corps, 16 F-35C fighter aircraft for the US Navy

S.Korean F-16 Jets to receive Identification Friend or Foe & Link 16

March 31, 2020 @ 05:23 AM

The United States has given the go-ahead to upgrade South Korean F-16 fighter jets with Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and Link 16 Tactical Datalink (TDL) and related equipment for $194 million. "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea to upgrade its F-16 Block 32 aircraft with Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and Link 16 Tactical Datalink (TDL) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $194 million," Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement Monday

US-Israel Conduct Exercise with One Another's F-35 Jets

March 30, 2020 @ 02:19 PM

The US and Israel conducted an air exercise on Sunday involving F-35 jets from one anothers air force. This is the first time Israel Air Force (IAF) F-35I "Adir" jets participated in an exercise alongside USAF F-35s in Israel

Japan To Improve Electronic Warfare Capabilities of Fighter Fleet

March 30, 2020 @ 07:31 AM

Japan is set to provide its existing F-15 fighters with Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities besides buying additional F-35 stealth jets possessing this ability to use focused energy to defeat adversarys electronics, this year. In its

Japan Favours Home-grown Designs Over Western Offers for Indigenous Fighter Project

March 29, 2020 @ 06:05 AM

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

Germany Proposes Buying 90 Eurofighters, 45 Boeing FA-18s to Replace Tornado Jets

March 26, 2020 @ 05:20 PM

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