US Navy T-6B Texan II Aircraft Crashes, 2 Dead

October 24, 2020 @ 08:04 AM

A T-6B Texan II training aircraft operated by the U.S

Chinese Aviation Executive Jailed for Taking Bribes Including from a US Company

October 22, 2020 @ 06:09 AM

A former top executive of the Xi'an-based First Aircraft Institute under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) has been jailed for 6.5 years and fined 500,000 yuan ($75,000) for corruption and bribery

Vietnam Plans to Convert Decommissioned MiG-21 Aircraft into Drones

October 21, 2020 @ 08:26 AM

Vietnam plans to convert Soviet era Mig-21 aircraft into unmanned drones to serve as target drones or even as combat UAVs. So far, research has been carried out on how to have the drone (MiG-21) automatically land properly, Viet Defence publication reported on its Facebook page

South Korea’s F-35 Fleet Has 24 Jets: DAPA

October 20, 2020 @ 07:13 AM

The United States has so far delivered 24 F-35A stealth jets to the South Korean military, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said today. "We experienced some delay in the delivery due to the COVID-19 situation, but through South Korea-U

Tempest Jet to Generate 20,000 Jobs, Contribute £25 Billion to UK Economy

October 15, 2020 @ 10:25 AM

The British Future Combat Air Programme, Tempest, is expected to create 20,000 jobs every year from 2026 to 2050, and contribute £25 billion to the UK economy. The Tempest programme is being delivered by Team Tempest, a UK technology and defence partnership formed by BAE Systems, Leonardo UK, MBDA, Rolls-Royce and the RAF, and involving hundreds of high-tech companies, SMEs and academia across the UK

Saab, Canada Sign MoU in Gripen Contract

October 15, 2020 @ 07:17 AM

Saab and the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support Saabs commitments under Gripen contract, if signed. The MoU was signed in April 2020, the company said in a release

Croatia Offered Second-Hand French Rafale Jets

October 15, 2020 @ 06:01 AM

France offered to sell 12 second-hand Rafale jets to Croatia, weeks after it said it will give away 8 used jets to Greece as a “gift.” On October 14, Chief of the Defence Staff François Gérard Marie Lecointre confirmed Frances offer to Croatia was made in September

Philippines Air Force Receives Six Super Tucano Aircraft from Embraer

October 14, 2020 @ 12:17 PM

All six Super Tucano aircraft ordered by The Philippine Air Force (PAF) have been officially handed over today. The aircraft will be deployed for close air support, light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, counter-insurgency missions, advanced training and are part of PAFs ongoing modernization plan

Malaysia Invites Bids for new Maritime Patrol Aircraft

October 14, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

The Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) is inviting bids for the acquisition of two new manned maritime patrol aircraft. An online briefing for the tender was conducted on 1 October 2020 in Kuala Lumpur