Japan's F-X Stealth Fighter to Rival US' F-22

February 21, 2020 @ 03:42 PM

Japan has revealed the concept of its Mitsubishi F-X fighter jet project rivaling the US-made F-22 in size and performance. It is seeking to partner the UK's Tempest program besides the European FCAS to develop and share crucial technologies, Japanese officials have disclosed pieces of information about the new project in...

Thai Air Force Lists Fighter Jet, Other Procurement Programs in White Paper

February 20, 2020 @ 03:11 PM

Replacement for F-16 fighter jets, L-39s trainers; upgrade of Saab Early Warning System; purchase of transport, VIP, helicopters and unmanned aircraft besides spy satellites figure in the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)

Spanish Indra justifies role in FCAS Project after Airbus' Opposition

February 20, 2020 @ 05:07 AM

Indra has defended its position as a Spanish partner in the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Project, parrying German Airbus claims that only it has the technological capability to build the sophisticated system. On Wednesday, Fernando Abril-Martorell, president of Indra,

China Tests KJ-500 Early Warning Aircraft, L-15 Trainer-Combat Jet

February 18, 2020 @ 12:16 PM

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has tested two new aircraft- the KJ-500 early warning aircraft and the L-15 advanced training and light combat jet, even as the Chinese defence industry grapples with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “Chinese arms enterprises have been racing to keep up with their production schedule...

India finalises $5.46B deal for 83 Tejas Jets

February 17, 2020 @ 08:34 AM

The Indian Air Force has concluded a $5.46 billion (INR 39,000 crore) deal with Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the cost of $65

Yemeni Rebels Reveal New Air Defense System

February 17, 2020 @ 07:55 AM

Yemeni Houthi rebels have unveiled their newly-inducted air defense system that shot down a Saudi Tornado fighter on Friday night. "It is part of a new, domestically-designed and sophisticated air defense system

Iran Installs Home-made Radar in Mirage F1 Warplanes

February 17, 2020 @ 07:25 AM

Iran has installed locally-made radar and other equipment in Mirage F1 warplanes flown to the country by Iraqi pilots during the 1991 US invasion of Iraq. “We have overcome the aircrafts previous shortcomings in the area of radar surveillance capability with our radars,” Iran Air Force Deputy Commander Brigadier General Amir Vahedi was quoted as saying by

Israel Freezes V-22 Osprey Procurement Temporarily

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The Israeli ministry of defense has frozen the deal to procure V-22 Ospreys temporarily, amid budget turbulences and the impending installation of a new government. "The contract to purchase the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey will be frozen until more resources are available,” senior Israeli defense officials were quoted as saying by

Is Boeing Elbowing MiG Out of India Carrier Jet Race?

February 13, 2020 @ 11:21 AM

Boeing has announced plans to test its F/A-18 Super Hornet jet on a carrier ski-jump to make a pitch for Indias carrier-based aircraft procurement program even as Russias MiG is expecting an order to supply the MiG-29K jets for the same. Indias Russian origin aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya and India's first Indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1) use the ski-jump system while US carriers use the catapult-launch system

Dassault, Airbus Team Awarded Future Combat Air System Demo Phase Contract

February 13, 2020 @ 08:11 AM

The team lead by French Dassault and German Airbus have been awarded a contract by their respective governments to launch demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). "The governments of France and Germany have awarded Dassault Aviation, Airbus, together with their partners MTU Aero Engines, Safran, MBDA and Thales, the initial framework contract (Phase 1A), which launches the demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS)," Dassault said in a statement Thursday

General Atomics’ Aircraft Launch and Recovery Systems Cleared for USS Gerald R....

February 12, 2020 @ 06:37 AM

General Atomics Aircraft Launch and Recovery Systems have been cleared for use aboard USS Gerald R.Ford aircraft carrier jets

Boeing to Repair Avionics of US Navy Super Hornets

February 12, 2020 @ 05:21 AM

Boeing has won a contract valued $19.3 million to repair various avionics equipment used on the US Navy F/A-18 aircraft