Egypt to Buy 30 Rafale Jets, Contract Signed with France

May 4, 2021 @ 04:37 AM

Egypt and France signed a contract for the supply of 30 Rafale fighter jets, Egyptian defense ministry announced on its website early on Tuesday. "Egypt and France signed a contract to supply 30 Rafale jets through the Egyptian Armed Forces and the French Dassault Aviation company, provided that, the concluded contract...

MiG-35 Gets Electronic Flight Mode Limiter to Prevent Tailspin.

January 21, 2021 @ 09:26 AM

The MiG Corporation has developed and patented a system to limit the maximum flight modes of a fighter to prevent it from getting into a tailspin. This system is currently implemented in the Mig 35 and the MiG-29M / M2 as per a report by UAC Russia

Italian Air Force takes delivery Eurofighter Typhoon

October 23, 2020 @ 03:15 PM

The Italian Air Force was handed over the advanced Eurofighter Typhoon during a ceremony from Leonardos plant in Caselle. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force, Gen

UK’s Protector Aircraft undertakes maiden flight

September 28, 2020 @ 11:38 AM

The UKs first Protector RG Mk1 aircraft has successfully completed its first flight after coming off the production line on Friday, September 25. Protector RG Mk1, is said to replace the current Reaper Force when it is introduced to the RAF

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 minister Florence Parly today said, “the decision of the Greek government to acquire Rafale aircraft confirms the success of an export policy resolutely turned towards Europe

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 Guizhou Province

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 IFF Mode 5/S transponder (transmitter-responder), short-medium range interrogator, long-range interrogator, combined interrogator-transponder systems, and also for their mass production, and combination with other platforms

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