A team of Japanese aircraft-makers plan to flight test the countrys first indigenously made stealth fighter aircraft, according to reports. The consortium -- led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries -- is developing a jet that has similar technology to US-made F-35 stealth fighters, with a prototype set for a test run in January, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper said
Seven companies bidding to win the Philippines long range patrol aircraft worth $136 million have been unable to meet the requirements set by the Defense department. The Special Bids and Awards Committee 1 (SBAC-1) declared a failed bidding after examining bid documents for almost 12 hours on Monday in Camp Aguinaldo, according to local media reports
Boeing has received a contract from NATO worth approximately $250 million to install digital flight decks and avionics on 13 of the alliances Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, which are based on the Boeing 707 commercial airplane. The new technology ensures compliance with current and future air traffic control and navigation requirements, giving the aircraft broader access to airspace around the world
Sukhoi and India plan to sign another contract in the framework of the joint project for the construction of a fifth generation multipurpose combat jet, Alexander Klementyev, a Sukhoi deputy director general told Itar-Tass. “We hope the contract [for experimental design works] will be signed soon,” he was quoted as saying
On its 75th anniversary, Pilatus unveiled the first ever PC-24 prototype also known as the worlds first “Super Versatile Jet”. The rollout was preceded by a fly-by of all the aircraft which have ever reached series production in the company's 75 year history, according to an official statement
Airbus has delivered the last of nine P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircrafts to Brazilian Air Force. The nine aircrafts were acquired by the FAB from the US Navy in 2006, along with three more to be dismantled for spares, and were upgraded at facilities in Seville and Getafe, near Madrid
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said Bahrain has sought support to maintain the Hawk fleet of Bahrain Air Force. Bahrain's Minister for Transport Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed who also looks after his country's defense matters has conveyed this to HAL Chairman R K Tyagi and other company Directors when he visited HAL Chalet at the on-going Farnborough International Air Show, London, HAL said in a release
Beechcraft announced the delivery of the first of four Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft ordered by the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR) at Farnborough Airshow. In addition to the aircraft, Beechcraft will support SEMAR with on-the-ground service, support and training through its Global Mission Support organization
The Sukhoi Company today transferred to the Russian Air Force the first batch of serial Su-34 front-line bombers under the 2014 State Defense Order. The aircraft took off the airfield of the Novosibirsk aircraft plant and headed to the place of their deployment
An accident with an advanced Russian T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet, which briefly caught on fire while landing near Moscow, will not affect the schedule of planes test runs, Sukhoi company said Tuesday. The recent accident involving a T-50 will not affect the timing of the test program, according to Sukhoi Design Bureau
The Russian Air Force will take delivery of new aircraft and anti-missile defense systems, as well as to stage large-scale drills by the end of 2014, a Russian Defense Ministrys Air Force spokesman announced on Monday.“By the end of the year, the Air Force is to procure planes, helicopters, modern radar stations… It is also being reequipped with high-end S-400 surface-to-air missiles and Pantsir-S short-range air defense systems,” said Colonel Igor Klimov
Boeing has delivered the fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, fulfilling the first half of a contract for eight aircraft. The aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle and arrived May 21 at Naval Air Station Rajali, where it joined three P-8Is currently undergoing operational evaluation, according to an official statement
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