Sweden to Propose Development of a New Fighter Aircraft

June 17, 2020 @ 01:01 PM

The Swedish government on Tuesday revealed its plans to improve its military capabilities including development of a new fighter jet to replace the JAS 39 Grippen. “The development of the next generation fighter aircraft will commence,” Swedish Carl Anders Peter Hultqvist said in a

Turkish Bayraktar Drone is 'Copied' from Israeli UAVs: Russian media

June 15, 2020 @ 11:06 AM

Israel has shared technology of its Aerostar and Heron UAVs with Turkey to manufacture Bayraktar drones, successful in the Syrian and Libyan battlegrounds, a Russian news outlet has alleged. Besides sharing similar appearance, the drones have a single turboprop engine

Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter Completes Aerial Refueling Tests with KC-130KJ Tanker

June 10, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy transport helicopter has successfully completed several inflight refuelling tests with a KC-130J Super Hercules tanker of the U.S

Saab to Equip Patria AMV 8x8 System Platform Vehicle With Next-Gen Electronics,...

June 8, 2020 @ 02:12 PM

Patria has delivered a unit of AMV 8×8 System Platform vehicle to Saab to be used as a test and development platform for the latest generation of vehicle electronics and video systems. "Patria has signed a contract with Saab regarding the delivery of one AMV 8x8 System Platform vehicle

India to sign defense contracts valued below INR 200 Crore with local

May 21, 2020 @ 07:08 AM

The Indian Defense Ministry will sign contracts valued equal to or less than INR 200 crore ($23.4 million) with only local firms

Libyan Army Destroys 4 more of Haftar’s Pantsir S1 Systems

May 20, 2020 @ 11:59 AM

The Libyan Army blew up four Pantsir S1 air defense systems operated by the militia lead by renegade commander Khalifa Belqasim Haftar. "Our forces managed to destroy four Pantsir-type air defense systems on Wednesday, including three in Tarhuna," Mohamed Qanunu, a spokesman for the government-led Operation Volcano of Rage, said in a statement

Libyan Military Destroys Haftar Forces’ Pantsir Air Defense Systems, Wing Loong Drones

May 18, 2020 @ 07:33 AM

The Libyan Army has claimed to have destroyed two Russian-made Pantsir air defense systems besides Chinese Wing Loong II drones of the renegade commander Khalifa Belqasim Haftar. “The Army carried out airstrikes against Haftar militias at the Al-Watiya airbase southwest of capital Tripoli

China’s Type 075 LHD Undergoes Main Engine Ignition Test

May 16, 2020 @ 09:58 AM

China has begun engine ignition tests of the Navys first Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD). Development work on Type 075 helicopter carriers began in 2011

Embraer’s Jet Deliveries Down by a Third after Fallout with Boeing

May 12, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

Embraer delivered 14 jets in the first quarter of the year, down from 22 planes delivered during the same period in 2019, partly due to Boeings scrapping of a strategic partnership with the company in April. “Embraer seasonally has fewer deliveries during the first quarter of the year, and in 2020 in particular, the commercial aircraft deliveries in the first quarter were also negatively impacted by the conclusion of the separation of Embraer's Commercial Aviation unit in January,” the company said Tuesday

First Crash of Indian MiG-29UPG Jet, Pilot Safe

May 8, 2020 @ 07:45 AM

A MiG-29 UPG fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Jalandhar airbase in Punjab state on Friday morning, making it the first ever accident involving the India-upgraded jet. “On 08 May 20, at 1045h, one MiG-29 aircraft airborne on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar met with an accident,” the Indian Ministry of Defense said in a

Northrop, Raytheon Partnership to Pursue US Missile Interceptor Contract

May 5, 2020 @ 09:55 AM

Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Missiles & Defense are partnering to pursue a US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract to build the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). "This strategic partnership will offer the MDA an interceptor solution that will support the warfighter and MDAs efforts to rapidly deploy a system that complements and strengthens the existing Ballistic Missile Defense architecture," Northrop said in a statement Monday

Qatar’s Airline-Slots-for-Fighter-Jet Policy Hit by COVID-19

May 5, 2020 @ 07:51 AM

New flight routes connecting Qatar and France announced earlier this year, largely seen as a “payback” for the tiny nation buying Dassault Rafale fighters, appears to have backfired with the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging demand for air travel. Qatar Airways in mid-January announced the launch of flights connecting Doha with Lyon (France)