Serial Production of Russian Mi-35P Helicopter Launched for Export Customer

August 24, 2020 @ 05:18 PM

Russian Helicopters holding company has launched serial production of the upgraded Mi-35P attack helicopter at the Rostvertol plant for its first export order. "Mi-35P combines the best qualities of the legendary Mi-24 family, hardened in air combat around the world, and the latest Russian achievements in the field of avionics...

New Helicopter Blades Increase Speed of Mi-28, Mi-35 Choppers to 400kmph

August 24, 2020 @ 09:34 AM

New helicopter blades developed by Russian Helicopters promise to increase the seed of their popular Mi-28, Mi-35 combat helicopters from the current 250kmph – 280kmph to 400kmph. The blades were presented by the company at the ongoing Army-2020 Forum

Modernized Russian Tu-95MSM Strategic Bomber has Doubled its Combat Capabilities

August 24, 2020 @ 08:54 AM

Russias heavily upgraded Tu-95MSM strategic bomber that took to the skies for the first time recently has capabilities equal to Tu-95MS multiplied by two. The aircraft took off from Taganrog Aviation Plant on August 22 and flew for 2 hours and 33 minutes

US Navy Sets up Program Office to Develop Sixth Gen Carrier Borne...

August 23, 2020 @ 11:45 AM

The US Navy has set up a program office to develop a sixth generation fighter jet to operate from aircraft carriers as a replacement to the F/A-18 super hornet and the EA-18G electronic attack jets. The program office will oversee the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) initiative ,...

First Gripen-E Jet Flight By Brazilian Air Force Pilot

August 21, 2020 @ 05:12 PM

Brazilian Air Force (FAB) pilot Major Aviator Cristiano de Oliveira Peres for carried out the first flight of the made-for-Brazil F-39 Gripen E fighter jet in Linköping, Sweden yesterday. The pilot flew the jet over the Baltic Sea for approximately 50 minutes

Rolls-Royce, Reaction Engines to Develop High-Speed Jet Engines

August 21, 2020 @ 09:31 AM

Rolls-Royce and Reaction Engines today announced a new strategic partnership agreement to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems and explore applications for Reaction Engines thermal management technology within civil and defence aerospace gas turbine engines and hybrid-electric systems. “We have been working closely with Reaction Engines for the past two years, including exploring the potential of high-Mach systems for defence applications, and I am delighted that we are able to strengthen that relationship,” said Mark Thompson, Director of Global Strategy & Business Development, Rolls-Royce

India Test-fires French MICA Missile from Su-30MKI Jet

August 21, 2020 @ 09:10 AM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has reportedly covertly test-fired two rounds of French MICA missiles from a Su-30MKI fighter on August 17 and 18, ahead of the missiles integration with the Rafale. Defence sources told

Pentagon Announces US-manufactured Small Drones to Replace Chinese mini-UAVs

August 21, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

The Pentagon on Thursday announced the availability of five US-manufactured drone configurations to provide trusted, secure small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) options to the US Government. The announcement is the culmination of an 18-month effort with Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)s initial work supporting the US Armys Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) program of record for sUAS

Saudia Arabia's THC Acquires 10 Airbus H125 Helos

August 20, 2020 @ 10:19 AM

The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters to purchase 10 H125 helicopters. The deal comes as part of THCs commitment to further expand its fleet and introduce new services that fulfill market demand and support the development of the Kingdoms wider aviation sector, Airbus said in a statement

Syria Allows Russia to Expand Khmeimim Base to Treat Russian Troops

August 20, 2020 @ 08:03 AM

Khmeimim Air Base in Syria operated by the Russian forces is set to become prodigious with Damascus agreeing to transfer additional land and coastal waters, for expansion. The agreement was signed by representatives of the two countries on July 21

Japanese Warplanes Join Russian Bombers in Routine Flights over Neutral Waters

August 20, 2020 @ 07:17 AM

A pair of Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers performing routine flights over the Sea of Japan was joined by Japanese warplanes. “Two strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS of the Russian Aerospace forces performed a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Japan Sea and the North-Western part of the Pacific ocean

UK, Belgium to Collaborate on MQ-9B Drone Operation

August 20, 2020 @ 06:48 AM

The UK and Belgium have agreed a Bilateral Statement of Intent (SoI) to explore collaboration on the MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) which both nations are acquiring. “The Royal Air Force and Belgian Air Force will explore opportunities to train, maintain and work together on this game changing aircraft using its cutting-edge sensors and systems to protect national, NATO and European security,” Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston said