One of Russia's Sukhoi Su-25UB fighter-bombers crashed in the Stavropol Region while on a routine training sortie killing both pilots onboard, Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. "On September 3, a Sukhoi-25UB fighter-bomber crashed during a routine training flight
Moscow has launched a program to upgrade and modernise Tu-22, Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers, Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov was quoted as saying by Lenta
North Korea reportedly intricately cut grass in shapes similar to South Korean military hardware including F-15K jets just outside Sondok Military Airport, and has been practicing with its WWII-era Antonov An-2 biplane. The Soviet-origin obsolete aircraft have been put to use by Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) to simulate bombing of Seoul's hardware owing to its new-found military application of dodging air defenses, other than dropping paratroopers
Russia plans to acquire a World War II era bomber, the Tu-2, lying in a United States museum, reconstruct the aircraft and put it into active service. "For the first time in the world, a Tu-2 bomber will be reconstructed to its operational condition on the premises of the Novosibirsk State Technical University
Russian Aerospace Forces have flown two of their Tu-160 strategic long range bombers to an airbase in the Russian far-east which is a mere 600 km from the United States mainland. The supersonic bombers which are capable of carrying nuclear weapons with over 6000 km operating range, have a vast swath of the US mainland in their cross-hairs
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has sent new version of its JH-7AII fighter bomber warplane to the Aviadarts competition to be held in Russia under the International Army Games 2019, the Chinese media have reported. "Participating in a competition held abroad shows the newly upgraded warplane is technically mature and available for combat duty," Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst was quoted as saying by Global Times on Thursday
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
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