Iran May Buy Chinese J-10Cs Using Part of $3B Qatar Funds

January 17, 2020 @ 06:40 AM

Iran may drop its plan to buy Russian MiG-35 and Su-30 fighters, and opt to acquire Chengdu J-10 jets from China by investing half of the $3 billion financial assistance provided by Qatar. The $3 billion aid was offered by the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani when...

First IAF Squadron with BrahMos-equipped Su-30MKI to be Inaugurated Next Week

January 16, 2020 @ 08:27 AM

Indian Defense Minister will inaugurate the induction ceremony of first Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKI squadron equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles at the Air Force Station in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu state, on January 20. "The induction ceremony of the jets armed with BrahMos would take place on January 20 and...

Flight of Boeing Super Hornet with IRST Block II Initiates FA-18 Block...

January 16, 2020 @ 06:57 AM

Boeing and the USNavy flew an F/A-18 Super Hornet equipped with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod completed its first flight in late 2019, the company announced on Wednesday. IRST Block II is a critical component of the Block III Super Hornet

Finnish Air Force Commences Eurofighter Flight Evaluation for HX Fighter Procurement

January 14, 2020 @ 07:48 AM

The Finnish Air Force (FAF) has commenced flight evaluation trials of the Eurofighter jet as part of its

Turkey Invites Malaysia for “Hurjet” Combat-Trainer Project as Wedge with US Deepens...

January 13, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Turkish Aerospace has invited Malaysia to partner it in the production of its home-made Light combat-trainer jet, "Hurjet", the CEO of the aviation giant Turkish Aerospace said. Malaysia may contribute to the technology of the aircraft with its plane part production ability, Temel Kotil was quoted as saying in comments to...

Turkey Tests F-16 AMRAAM Replacement Missile

January 13, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Turkey has completed testing its Gökdoğan (Peregrine) air-to-air missile, developed as a direct replacement for US-made AMRAAM and Sidewinder missiles. The project for

Singapore to Commence F-35B Jet Negotiations after US Congress Notification Passage

January 13, 2020 @ 09:28 AM

Singapore plans to commence F-35 fighter jet purchase negotiations with the US Department of Defence (DoD) after the passage of the 30 day notice to the US Congress given by the DoD. “It is routine and (US) Congress has 30 days to respond to the Congressional Notification (CN)

India to buy 200 Fighters: Defense Secretary

January 13, 2020 @ 08:39 AM

The acquisition of 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, and an additional 110 fighters to replace the Indian Air Forces (IAFs) fleet of ageing jets that had long been in the pipeline appears to have moved forward with Ajay Kumar, Defense Secretary of India, hinting at the projects advancing at an accelerated pace. “The contract for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)- manufactured 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1A advanced fighter jets are in the final stages

Singapore to Buy Most Expensive Version of F-35 jets for $2.75B

January 10, 2020 @ 04:27 AM

The US State Department has approved a sale of up to 12 F-35B aircraft to Singapore, the most expensive version of the jets, estimated to cost $2.75 billion

Indonesia Deploys F-16s, Warships to Ward Off Chinese EEZ "Intrusion"

January 9, 2020 @ 11:12 AM

Indonesia has taken a stance to secure its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from Chinese intrusion by deploying four F-16 fighters and six warships to the South China Sea. “Our Navy and Air Force have been deployed to the North Natuna Sea

US Risks Billions in Arms Sales over Soured Relations with Iraq

January 9, 2020 @ 09:40 AM

The United States could lose billions of dollars in arms sales to Iraq should Baghdad evict US troops from it soil and scale down its military relationship with Washington. Following the assassination of Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani in US drone strikes, Iraq asked US troops to leave their country

Lockheed Martin to Prepare Service Infrastructure for Over 3000 F-35 Stealth Jets

January 7, 2020 @ 07:33 AM

Lockheed Martin to Prepare Service Infrastructure for Over 3000 F-35 Stealth Jets The US F-35 Jet sustainment office awarded a $1.9 billion contract to service 490 jets already delivered and prepare the infrastructure for an eventual deployment of 3,000 aircraft, Lockheed Martin announced in a press release