Russian MoD to Order Additional batch of Su-35 fighters worth $927 Million

August 12, 2020 @ 08:08 AM

The Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) will sign a new contract worth 70 billion rubles ($927 million) for the supply of an additional batch of Su-35 fighter jetss, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has announced. "By the end of the year, we plan to conclude an additional state contract for the supply...

Two HAL Light Combat Helicopters Deployed by IAF in Ladakh

August 12, 2020 @ 07:43 AM

Two HAL produced Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) have been deployed in Ladakh in support of Indian Air Force (IAF) missions “at short notice.” The helicopter took off from a high altitude location to a forward area for a simulated attack on a high altitude target

Indian MoD Approves 106 HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft Purchase

August 11, 2020 @ 12:55 PM

The Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurement of 106 Basic Trainer Aircraft from HAL to address the basic training requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The trainer green light was part of the (DAC) approval for capital acquisitions of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces...

BAE Fatigue Tests Prove Hawk Jet Good For Decades

August 11, 2020 @ 09:24 AM

BAE Systems Australia and Defence Science and Technology (DST) carried out major structural tests on Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hawk Mk127 lead-in fighter trainers (LIFT) under which the platform completed the equivalent of 50,000 ‘flying hours. “The Hawk LIF has successfully completed a world-first test program demonstrating the airframe is...

French Rafale Aircraft Spotted Over Cypriot Skies Amidst Turkish-Greek Dispute

August 11, 2020 @ 07:37 AM

A pair of Rafale combat jets operated by the French Air Force was reportedly deployed to Andreas Papandreou Air Base in Cyprus Pafos city yesterday. Some military experts said it could be a ‘warning to Turkey after it dispatched Oruc Reis research vessel and two auxiliary ships to conduct seismic survey in an area between Greece and Cyprus until August 23

As Rafale Jets Arrive, China Conducts Live-fire Tests of Tor Air Defence...

August 11, 2020 @ 04:40 AM

The Chinese PLA conducted a “whole-process live-fire test” of its TorM1 anti-aircraft missile systems in northwestern Chinas Gobi desert on July 26, 2020 just a few days before Rafale fighter jets arrived in India. The PLA conducts equipment tests in the Gobi desert as it mimics some of the conditions found along the Indo-China border in the high altitude Tibet region

Bell Unveils New Manufacturing Center to Build Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

August 10, 2020 @ 01:16 PM

Bell Textron Inc., unveiled today its new 140,000-square-foot Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas

AESA Radar, Guided Missiles in Upgraded Russian KA-52M Helicopter

August 10, 2020 @ 11:56 AM

The first flight of the upgraded Ka-52 ‘Aligator helicopter, considered a competitor to the US-made Apache, took place at the Arsenyev Aviation Company (AAK-Progress), part of Russian Helicopters last weekend. The biggest improvement in the upgraded Ka-52 is a new radar with an active phased antenna array (AESA) besides guided missiles with increased range, a company information said

Indian Rafales Start Night Flying, Staying Away From LAC

August 10, 2020 @ 09:16 AM

India's newly acquired Rafale Jets have commenced night flying exercises in Himachal Pradesh, a region to the South of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) the unofficial border between India and China. Considered the most advanced in the Indian Air Force (IAF)'s fleet, the fighter jets "are staying away from the LAC lest the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) radars in occupied Aksai Chin identify their frequency signatures and use it to jam in the worst case scenario,"

PAL Aerospace to Modify Dutch Coastguard DHC-8 Aircraft

August 10, 2020 @ 07:09 AM

PAL Aerospace will modify and deliver two fully missionized DHC-8 (Dash 8) aircraft operated by the Netherlands Coastguard under a new contract likely to be signed soon. Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) announced last week that its subsidiary, PAL Aerospace, received notice of the preliminary contract award decision regarding a performance based contract to provide Maritime Patrol Aircraft as Air Reconnaissance Capacity for the Netherlands Coastguard

France Deploys Anti-Drone Specialists in Levant

August 10, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

The French military has stationed anti-drone specialists to neutralise unmanned aircraft as part of its Operation Chammal to contain Islamic State (IS)s expansion in Iraq and Syria. “We are responsible for ensuring security of the living quarters of soldiers deployed as part of Operation Chammal