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Lockheed Martin Receives $62Billion Order to Manufacture F-16 Jets for Foreign Customers

August 15, 2020 @ 08:04 AM

In perhaps the single biggest order for F-16 jets, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $62 billion ten-year, fixed price contract from the US Air Force for production of F-16 aircraft for multiple Foreign Military Sale (FMS) customers. The initial delivery order is for 90 aircraft, including both the pre-priced recurring...

Assembly Line Being Prepared for Production of Russian Su-57 Stealth Jet

August 12, 2020 @ 01:50 PM

The Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant (KnAAZ) of Russias Sukhoi Corp. has started setting up a final assembly shop to integrate the Su-57 stealth fighter jet

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...

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

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,"

Su-35 Jet Cockpit ‘Glass’ Can Shield Pilot from ‘Light of Nuclear Explosion’...

August 7, 2020 @ 01:12 PM

The ‘glass protective cover of the Russian Su-57 fighter jet canopy is capable of shielding the pilot from ‘the light of a nuclear explosion besides reducing radar signature of the aircraft, its developer has claimed. The cockpit canopy is built out of a new material, monolithic polycarbonate which doubles its impact strength while halving its weight, Andrey Silkin, the general director of the developer; ONPP Technologiya was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti on Thursday The new materials also help in making the cockpit invisible to radar detection, he said

Su-35 Jet Purchase: Egypt Seeks Equipment Equal to Israel's

August 5, 2020 @ 06:28 PM

In the matter of the Su-35 fighter jet purchase from Russia, Egypt's military seeks to acquire equipment equal to that owned by Israel, according to the former head of the Egyptian army's reconnaissance department and professor of strategic studies at the Nasser Higher Military Academy. "Why doesnt the U

South Korea May Purchase F-35B Jets for Light Carrier Ops

August 5, 2020 @ 05:54 PM

South Korea is looking to acquire vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) jets, most likely the F-35B, for its envisioned light aircraft carrier to be deployed by 2033. Seoul has begun procedures to determine the number of jets it needs to procure for its warship

Turkey Creates New Factory to Manufacture TF-X Fighter Jet

August 4, 2020 @ 01:15 PM

A brand new factory within the Turkish Aviation and Space Industry (TUSAŞ) premises has been created to manufacture the fifth-generation TF-X Fighter Jet targeted for August 2023 roll out. Some 3000 engineers will work in an area of ​​63 thousand square meters that will feature the latest manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing and use of Titanium alloy

Former IAF MiG-23 Installed on Indian University Campus Appears on OLX Sale...

August 4, 2020 @ 08:22 AM

A former Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-23BN jet gifted to Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was listed for sale on online website OLX on August 3. The aircraft was shown listed on OLX with a sale price of nearly INR 10 crore ($1

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