Russia to Deliver 11 Su-35 Jets to Egypt this year?

June 17, 2021 @ 11:59 AM

Russian Sukhoi Corporation is likely to deliver 11 Su-35 jets to export customers and 4 Su-57 stealth aircraft to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the countrys Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov indicated during his visit to the Gagarin Aviation Plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur on Wednesday. "This year 15 combat planes are due...

Indonesia Signs ‘Coming into Force’ Contract for 36 Rafale Jets: Report

June 16, 2021 @ 07:58 AM

Indonesia is believed to have signed a ‘Coming into force contract with France/Dassault Aviation for 36 Rafale jets on June 7 which will go into effect in December 2021. Indonesian publication,

Chinese Air Force Pilots Pit their Skills against AI Opponents in High-Tech...

June 14, 2021 @ 06:27 PM

The simulator was jointly developed by a PLA-AF brigade and unnamed research institutes, and has become a solid support in boosting pilots' combat capabilities, Chinese media reported. The AI is learning from the pilots as it gathers data from each training session

Turkey Will Unveil 5th Gen Combat Aircraft Prototype on March 18, 2023

June 12, 2021 @ 12:49 PM

Undeterred by its ouster from the F-35 project, Turkey is working on its ambitious

Korea Aerospace is assembling 5 prototypes of KF-21 Fighter Jet

June 12, 2021 @ 12:23 PM

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is assembling five more prototypes of its KF-21 fighter jet after the first prototype was rolled-out on April 9. The first prototype is currently in the building opposite the assembly line, where its insides are exposed for ground testing which will take another year or so, a...

Investigation into S.Korean KF-16 Accident Pins Blame on Bird Impact

June 11, 2021 @ 10:21 AM

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) said that flames and smoke from the engine of a KF-16 jet on June 8 were caused after a bird was sucked into an air intake of the aircraft. The jets pilot made an emergency exit from the plane after detecting flames and smoke from its engine during a takeoff run at the 20th Fighter Wing in the western city of Seosan,

Two More Su-57 Jets to Join Lone Stealth Fighter in Russian Air...

June 11, 2021 @ 07:13 AM

The Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) will receive two serial fifth-generation Su-57 fighters this year to complement the single fifth generation fighter currently in service with the RuAF. "By the end of 2021, the second and third serial aircraft of the fifth generation Su-57 will be handed over to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation

NATO to Set up European Training Centers for Fighter Jet, Helicopter and...

June 10, 2021 @ 08:44 AM

Defence Ministers from 10 NATO countries agreed to create a network of European training centers for fighter jet, helicopter and drone pilots under the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) programme. The Air Forces of Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey will be involved in the program

Chinese FC-31-Like Jet Mockup Spotted at Wuhan Aircraft Carrier Testing Facility

June 10, 2021 @ 07:08 AM

A mock-up of a fighter, likely the Shenyang FC-31 stealth jet, was seen at a naval test facility in Hubei Provinces Wuhan, fueling speculations that China intends to operate the type on its ships. An unverified photo recently surfaced on social media that, for the first time, showed an FC-31-like model positioned on the “flight deck” of a full-size mock aircraft carrier at the test center

Bulgarian MiG-29 Jet Disappears from Radars during Exercise

June 9, 2021 @ 07:45 AM

A Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet disappeared from radars during a training flight over the Black Sea on Wednesday. The MiG-29 which was taking part in the Shabla 21 exercises disappeared at 00:45 on June 9 (21:45 Tuesday GMT), reports said citing the countrys defense ministry

Saab and Varjo Bring Mixed Reality Tech into Gripen E/F Simulators

June 9, 2021 @ 06:38 AM

Human eye resolution mixed reality (XR) technology developed by Finnish company Varjo will be integrated into all Saab Gripen E/F simulators. In addition to the highest resolution and widest field of view in the industry, the collaboration will also offer numerous new training opportunities at a fraction of the cost, Swedish company Saab said in a statement

Polish Armed Forces Say MiG-29 involved in Accident, Denies Media Claim of...

June 8, 2021 @ 01:57 PM

The Polish Armed Forces General Command (Dowództwo Generalne Rodzajów Sił Zbrojnych or DGRSZ) said today that a MiG-29 jet was involved in an accident last month, but denied media claims that it shot another fighter jet. “During training at Nadarzyce in mid-May this year, the MiG-29 aircraft was not shelled