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...

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...

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)...

Airbus Defence and Space’s Revenue in Q1 2020 is 7X lower than...

April 29, 2020 @ 10:12 AM

Airbus Defence and Spaces EBIT Adjusted results for the First Quarter (Q1) for this year stands at €15 million, or nearly seven times lower than in Q1 2019 when it was €101 million, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We saw a solid start to the year both commercially and industrially but...

US Navy Accepts USS Zumwalt Destroyer 3 years after its Commissioning

April 25, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

The US Navy accepted the delivery of $4 billion USS Zumwalt destroyer on Friday, three years after the service commissioned the stealthy warship. “The Navy accepted delivery of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation of multi-mission surface combatants, on April 24

Eurofighter to Zoom Past Dassault Rafale with Germany's 93 Typhoon Order

April 23, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The Eurofighter Typhoon is set to race past European rival Dassault's Rafale in new orders if the proposed German contract for 93 aircraft comes through. Germanys defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced earlier this week the country plans to buy 93 Eurofighters and 45 F-18 jets to replace its ageing Tornado fighter-bombers

France to Hold Limited May 8 WWII Victory Parade, Russia Postpones

April 22, 2020 @ 12:33 PM

France has decided to hold a restricted May 8 parade to commemorate victory in World War II, even as Russia postponed a massive show of military might on the same day. While France will have the President and a few dignitaries participating in the parade which no members of the public will be allowed to watch, Russia postponed the parade to a later, unspecified date, after some soldiers tested positive for COVID-19 during a dress rehearsal

Lockheed Martin Anticipating F-16 Orders from African, SE Asian Customers

April 22, 2020 @ 09:43 AM

Lockheed Martin anticipates F-16 jet sales to new customers from Africa and South East Asia to keep its order book buoyant for the 4th generation fighter in 2020. “We recently sold F-16s to Bulgaria and Slovakia

Parked Chadian Jet Accidentally Fires Missile in N'Djaména Airbase Hitting Army Official’s...

April 18, 2020 @ 01:39 PM

A Chadian Air Force Su-25 fighter jet ejected a missile “accidentally” onto the home of a senior army officer, close to Chad headquarters of French-military-led Operation Barkhane, on Friday. Confirming the incident, French Embassy in N'Djaména said in a

S Korea Slashes Defense Budget by $733M to Fund COVID-19 Expenses

April 16, 2020 @ 01:24 PM

The South Korean Finance Ministry has announced plans to direct $733 million (904.7 billion won) from this years $40

GA-ASI Conducts MQ-9 ‘Ferry Flight’ Delivery to Air Base in New Mexico...

April 10, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has announced that it flew a MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to an air base in New Mexico for delivery, as opposed to shipping drone parts for later assembly

Delivery of first Project 22350 Frigate to Russian Military By Mid-June

April 9, 2020 @ 02:55 PM

The Russian Ministry of Defense will receive its first serially-produced Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov by mid-June. "Considering the pace of state trials, the ships delivery to the Defense Ministry may take place in late May or early June," Severnaya Shipyard said in a statement Wednesday