First Su-57 Crash Reported in Russia, Pilot Ejects Safely

December 24, 2019 @ 03:28 PM

Nearly two weeks after Russia's sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was engulfed in a major fire, a Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter crashed near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the country's far east on Tuesday, making it the first casualty of the stealth jet. "The pilot of the ill-fated plane that crashed during a training...

Kuwaiti Eurofighter With E-Scan Radar Makes First Flight

December 23, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

The first Eurofighter jet equipped with Captor E-Scan Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar made its first flight at the Flight Test Centre of Leonardo Aircraft Division in Turin-Caselle, on Monday. "On the 23rd December 2019 at the Flight Test Centre of Leonardo Aircraft Division in Turin-Caselle, the first Instrumented Series...

India May Sign Deal for 20% Cheaper LCA Jets At DefExpo-2020

December 23, 2019 @ 07:08 AM

India is likely to finalise the INR 40,000 crore contract for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas jets, 20% cheaper from previously quoted price, next February at DefExpo-2020 event in Lucknow city, Uttar Pradesh state. In November 2016, Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), India's highest decision-making body on procurement, approved purchase of...

Flypast during Qatar National Day Hints at Doha's Interest in Pakistani JF-17

December 19, 2019 @ 11:17 AM

A contingent of Pakistani JF-17 performed during the Qatar National Day Celebrations yesterday indicating of possible sale prospects to the Gulf state. Images of the aircraft performing aerobatics were released by the Pakistani MoD

Leonardo Demos Ultra-light Radar for UK’s Tempest Future jet project

December 18, 2019 @ 06:25 PM

Leonardo UK has demonstrated a new radar receiver, warner technology as part of its development work for the Tempest project, the future combat jet project in which the UK, Italy and Sweden are working together. In a laboratory demonstration for the UK MoD and other Team Tempest partners, the new sensor...

US to Spend $30M to Store F-35 Jets Denied to Turkey

December 13, 2019 @ 07:21 AM

The United States could spend $30 million to store the F-35 stealth fighter jets meant for Turkey until an alternative use for them is found. On Tuesday, US Congress approved defense budget for 2020, under which the Congress gave the defense secretary discretion to spend up to $30 million to store the fifth-generation jets until a plan for their use was formalized

USAF F-16 Crashes in S.Korea While Attempting to Land, Pilot Ejects Safely...

December 4, 2019 @ 04:21 AM

The pilot of a United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 fighter jet that crashed near Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, on Monday afternoon “while performing a routine landing,” has ejected safely. “The pilot ejected safely with minor injuries and has been transported to a medical facility

Venezuelan President Maduro Opens Su-30MK2 Simulator

November 28, 2019 @ 05:55 PM

Venezuelan President Nicolas inaugurated a full-scale simulator of the Su-30МK2 aircraft delivered and mounted by the Sukhoi Company under the contract previously signed between Rosoboronexport and CAVIM (Venezuelan Company of Military Industries). The opening ceremony of the full-scale simulator in the city of Barcelona today was attended by the Minister of Defense of Venezuela Vladimir Padrino Lopez and representatives of the Federal Service Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia, a Rosoboronexport statement said

Safran-MTU Joint Venture To Solve European FCAS Engine Dispute

November 28, 2019 @ 08:40 AM

French Safran and German MTU Aero Engines, roped in to power the European Future Combat Air System (FCAS) jet, have settled on the formers appointment as prime contractor in the initial phase and then forming a 50-50 joint venture, after being mired in dispute on who will be accorded program leadership. Paris and Berlin have reached an agreement- Safran will be the main contractor, while MTU, the subcontractor, in the Research & Technology phase

Pentagon Awards Lockheed $1.16B F-35A Contract

November 27, 2019 @ 04:50 AM

The Pentagon awarded Lockheed Martin two contracts with a combined worth of $1.16 billion for F-35A aircraft meant for Australia and United States Air Force (USAF)

Germany To Finalise Order for 38 Eurofighter Jets, 110 E-Scan Radars

November 26, 2019 @ 10:11 AM

Germany appears poised to place an order for 38 Eurofighter jets under tranche 4, and 110

Kuwait to get First E-Scan AESA Radar-Equipped Eurofighter in 2020

November 26, 2019 @ 09:06 AM

Kuwait will become the first country to own Eurofighter jets equipped with E-Scan (Captor-E CAESAR) Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar when it receives the jet next year. Twenty-Eight Eurofighter jets were purchased by Kuwait in 2016 for $8