S Korean KF-X Jet Prototype Roll-out in April

January 31, 2021 @ 04:38 AM

South Korea will roll-out its KF-X fighter jet prototype around end-April, weeks ahead of schedule, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in comments quoted in

Twin-Engine Deck-Based Fighter, Naval LCA Models for Aero India Display

January 30, 2021 @ 06:27 AM

Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will display the naval variant of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) besides a host of other equipment at the 13th edition of Aero India International Air Show scheduled to be held from February 3 to 5,...

Finland Seeks Best and Final Offer for HX Fighter Jets with April...

January 29, 2021 @ 05:50 PM

The Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command sent the Request for Best and Final Offer (BFO) for the HX Fighter Programme today to replace its ageing F-18 Hornet aircraft. The Request for BFO concerns the following multi-role fighters and their related systems and weapons: Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet (United States), Dassault Rafale...

Eurofighter Receives Final Offer Request from Finland for F-18 Replacement

January 29, 2021 @ 05:24 PM

The Eurofighter consortium has received a formal request from the Finnish Defense Forces to send a Best and Final Offer (BAFO) for the purchase of HX fighter to replace the Finnish Air Force's F-18 Hornet. "We believe that in addition to military and industrial interests, the Eurofighter offer, includes everything that...

France Orders 12 Rafale Jets to Replace Aircraft Sold to Greece

January 29, 2021 @ 03:57 PM

French Defence Minister Florence Parly today announced an order for 12 Rafale fighter jets to replace those of the French Air Force and Space (FAF&S) transferred to Greece. The delivery of these 12 Rafale to the FAF&S is expected in 2025

First Serially Produced Su-57 Jet Delivered to Russian MoD

January 29, 2021 @ 09:49 AM

The first serially produced Su-57 has been rolled out from the hangar of a test center in Russias Akhtubinsk Air Base. The stealthy fifth generation jet will be handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense soon, state-owned Zvezda reported today

Sweden Buys Two Saab Firefighting Aircraft

January 28, 2021 @ 08:54 AM

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has placed an order for two Saab AT-802 F aircraft with aerial firefighting capability. The order from March 2020 concerns the capability to fight fires with two bucketing aircraft yearly, from 1 April to 30 September, through 2023

Recent Improvements Make MiG-29 Jets More Pilot Friendly

January 28, 2021 @ 07:56 AM

Pilot-friendliness of Russias MiG-29 jets has increased thanks to a couple of recent technical changes that reduce pilot stress and improve reaction-time in complicated situations. The first is a non-linear correcting device for automatic plane control systems, which makes the pilots job easier in extreme situations

Biden Administration Suspends F-35 Sale to U.A.E.

January 28, 2021 @ 05:43 AM

The Biden administration has reportedly temporarily frozen the sale of F-35 jets to the U.A

Rafale Jets Fly Non-Stop France-India with Aerial Refueling

January 28, 2021 @ 04:59 AM

Three more Rafale omni-role jets touched down in Indias Jamnagar Air Base Wednesday night after a 7000 km non-stop flight from France. The Indian Air Force (IAF) said they flew over 7000km with in-flight refueling

Greece Confirms Plans to Buy F-35 Jets

January 27, 2021 @ 05:52 AM

Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos said Tuesday that the country plans to acquire 40 fighter aircraft inclusive of French Rafales and U.S