China's J-20 stealth fighter jet may have entered mass-production following its induction into an “ace unit” of the People's Liberation Army - Air Force (PLA-AF). With the J-20 fighter jets, the ace unit, which enjoys the honor of shooting down or damaging 59 enemy aircraft, will be able to better perform their duties of safeguarding national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, Global Times quoted Shen Jinke, the spokesperson for the PLA –AF as saying Sunday
Pakistans “Project Azm” whose centrepiece involves development of its own fifth generation fighter has accelerated, with first of the four “conceptual design phase” cycles being concluded. “First cycle of conceptual design phase has been completed
South Korea is planning to add 20 more F-35 jets to its fleet of fighter planes with a $3.3 billion purchase, the countrys arms procurement agency has announced
Taiwan has sought depot-level maintenance facilities for US military equipment such as the M1A2T Abrams tanks and F-16V jets not only for itself but to also make it a regional support base for US weapons. “US businesses could take a step further in working with Taiwanese companies by building depot-level maintenance capacity in Taiwan
Netherlands on Tuesday announced its plan to procure 9 additional F-35 fighters from the United States for an estimated €1 billion ($1.1 billion)
India received its first Dassault Rafale multi-role fighter on October 8, which is the 87th Indian Air Force Day. Rajnath Singh, Defense Minister of India, formally
The Indian Air Force's (IAF's) fleet of Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets could soon be upgraded with advanced avionics, radar and weapons with negotiations on the project with Russia currently underway. "India has plans to upgrade the Sukhoi-30MKI with modern radar and weapons capabilities, and also enhance features that tackle obsolescence management and electronic warfare aspects," IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria was quoted as saying by
The first of the 36 ordered Rafale fighters will be handed over to India in France on Indian Air Force (IAF) Day on October 8, and the two parties concerned are already said to be holding talks on the former's acquisition of 36 additional jets. In September 2016, India signed a Euro 7
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) will not purchase the F-35 fighter jets owing to its new policy of buying defence hardware only if allowed participation in the software development programme. "We are implementing a 'purchase-and-develop' policy in our procurement plans, which we intend to begin enforcing in the next 3-5 years," Air force commander ACM Maanat Wongwat was quoted as saying by Bangkok Post on Monday
Vietnams first Defence and Security exhibition, currently underway in Hanoi has seen interest from Russian, European and United States exhibitors expecting to sell fighter jets and weapons to the Asian country. Russia, which has had a near-monopoly in selling arms to Hanoi, thanks to the US arms embargo which was lifted only in 2016, is expecting to sell it more units of its Su-30 fighter jet
Belarus is set to receive four of the 12 ordered Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia in November. “The contract, which was signed in 2017, has come into force
South Korea marked the official induction of the F-35A stealth fighters into its Air Force by displaying the jet during the Armed Forces Day ceremony despite strong protests from North Korea. Seoul has so far received eight F-35As, out of the 40 fifth-generation stealth jets it plans to acquire over the next 2 years
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