United States Air Force (USAF)s B-1B Lancer strategic bomber fleet is set to return to flying operations after being grounded for four weeks, according to media reports. The fleet was grounded after defects were discovered in the bombers emergency escape system related to drogue chutes in the aircrafts ACES II ejection seats
The United States Air Force (USAF) will purchase 18 Boeing F-15X upgraded jets up from 8; and 48 Lockheed Martin F-35 jets down from 54 annually, according to its new five-year defense hardware procurement plan announced Monday. Starting next year, the USAF plans to procure 18 F-15X jets for $7
Leonardo is looking to configure the C-27J to make the aircraft better capable of fire-fighting operations to expand its multirole capabilities. The C-27J fire-fighter has a roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace for airborne fire-fighting technology and capability, the company said in a statement Tuesday
American company Harris Corp has won a $43.2 million modification contract for additional electronic warfare equipment on Kuwait's F/A-18s fleet
Israel is poised to choose between two fighters- Lockheed Martin's F-35 and Boeing's F-15 for its Air Force at a price of $11 billion as a part of its arms procurement plan. The country had on its list to purchase a squadron of combat jets, 5-7 aircraft for airborne refuelling and transportation helicopters to replace the four-decades-old Yasur (Sea Stallion) helicopters using the US defence aid money
Rolls-Royce will offer F130 engine as its entrant for the United States Air Force B-52 bomber re-engining competition to replace the Pratt & Whitney TF33 engine. The company plans to build a powerplant at its renovated Indianapolis facility if it wins the competition, Rolls-Royce Vice President for Military Strategic Systems John Kusnierek was quoted as saying by
Russia has grounded its Tu-22M3 fleet until the end of probe into the causes of Tuesdays air crash that killed three crew members. "For now all Tupolev-22M3 have been banned from flying until the causes of todays crash become clear,"
A third of Royal Air Force frontline fighter-bombers are unfit to fly, according to a Freedom of Information request. Of the 434 aircraft, 142 of them, which include 55 Typhoons are sidelined,
The Russian Su-34 fleet has been grounded after two of the jets collided mid-air while training over Sea of Japan on Friday. "On 18 January, at 8:07 (Moscow time), while performing a planned training flight over the Sea of Japan, 35 kilometers from the coast, two Su-34 planes of the Far Eastern Air Defence Forces made contact in the air while manoeuvring," Russian media quoted Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian MoD as saying
Upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bombers will soon be inducted into Russias Long-Range Aviation soon, Long-Range Air Force Commander Lieutenant-General Sergei Kobylash said Friday. "The long-range Air Force will soon get modernized Tu-160M2 aircraft with the improved characteristics
China's J-20 stealth fighter jet has been equipped with a retractable refueling probe embedded on the right side of the cockpit, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday. Embedded under the fuselage, the probe only pops up when the fighter jet conducts an aerial refueling mission
China has revealed a new-generation stealth bomber program, Hong-20 whose flight trials may take place soon, state-owned Global Times newspaper reported today. The Hong-20 official unveiling could be slated for next months Zhuhai Air show though there is no confirmation of it as yet
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