New Sukhoi ‘Checkmate’ Jet May not get Su-75 designation

July 25, 2021 @ 10:02 AM

The New Russian Light Strike Fighter (LTS- Russian acronym) ‘Checkmate that broke cover at MAKS 2021 many not get the Su-75 designation going by the ‘75 number displayed on the model or prototype displayed at the unveiling. Speculation is rife in the Western media that the unconventionally named ‘Checkmate is actually...

Lightning Strikes Damage Two F-35B Jets

July 24, 2021 @ 06:33 AM

Two U.S

Nigeria Receives its First Batch of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft

July 23, 2021 @ 09:55 AM

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) welcomed the first batch of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft at Kano state on Thursday. Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information confirmed the arrival of the fighter aircraft in a statement

New Russian Stealth Jet Could 'Checkmate' Chinese FC-31 in International Market: Chinese...

July 23, 2021 @ 07:35 AM

Russias new prototype fifth-generation fighter jet, project name “Checkmate” unveiled in the recently held MAKS-2021 may prove as hurdle in the market performance of the Chinese stealth fighter jet, the FC-31, on the international arms market. Russian firm Sukhoi developed the new fighter under the LTS program, a Russian acronym for...

MiG Shows Model of Single-engine Light Fighter, Possible MiG-21 Replacement

July 22, 2021 @ 02:41 PM

After Sukhois LTS ‘Checkmate stealth fighter unveiling, MiG Design Bureau showed the model of a light single-engine jet at the MAKS 2021 air show which could be a possible replacement for the venerable MiG-21. The scale model has similarities to the Yak-130 combat- trainer, an aircraft known for its aerodynamic characteristics...

Dassault Rafale Jets to be Fitted with Thales' New Avionics Equipment

July 22, 2021 @ 02:18 PM

The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has asked Thales to provide new avionics equipment - 350 Scorpion helmet-mounted sight and display systems and 400 digital multi-function displays- for Dassault Rafale fighter jets. The systems deliver enhanced tactical situational awareness and slave the weapon or mission systems to the pilots line of sight to improve the effectiveness of air operations

UAC-Shvabe to Develop Electro-Optical Sighting for New Russian Jet, LTS Checkmate

July 22, 2021 @ 11:13 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Shvabe Holding, a subsidiary of state-owned Rostec entered into an agreement Thursday to develop KOEPS-75 24-hour electro-optical sighting system for the countrys brand new jet, the‘Checkmate Single Engine Light Stealth Fighter (LTS). The agreement was signed by the General Director of UAC Yuri Slyusar and the head of the Shvabe holding Alexei Patrikeev during MAKS 2021 Airshow

Russian Defense Firms Sign 13 Export Contracts Worth Over €1B at MAKS

July 22, 2021 @ 10:51 AM

Some 13 export orders worth over €1 billion were clinched at MAKS 2021 including Su-30SME aircraft and Mi-35M Helicopters. Due to U

Fresh Batch of 3 Rafale Jets Land in India

July 22, 2021 @ 07:30 AM

A fresh batch of three Rafale fighters landed in India, taking the total number of these jets in service with the Indian Air Force (IAF) to 18. On Wednesday, IAF tweeted, “Three Rafale aircraft arrived in India a short while ago, after a direct ferry from Istres Air Base, France

Russia Sends Commercial Offer for the Sale of MiG-29 Jets to India

July 21, 2021 @ 10:36 AM

Russia has sent a commercial offer to India for the delivery of 21 MiG-29 fighters in response to a request for proposal from the Indian side, according to a spokesperson for Russias Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) who told Russian media at the MAKS-2021 show on Wednesday. "The Indian Air Force Staff has sent a tender inquiry for the delivery of 21 planes in 2021

Syria’s Russian-made Pantsyr-S, Buk-M2 Air Defense Systems Intercept Israeli Missiles

July 21, 2021 @ 04:28 AM

Russian-made Pantsyr-S and Buk-M2 Air Defense Systems (ADS) in service with the Syrian army downed seven guided missiles out of eight fired by Israeli jets an area southeast of Syrias Aleppo. According to Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria: "From 23:39 to 23:51 on July 19, four F-16 fighter jets of the Israeli Air Force entered Syrias airspace via the US-controlled al-Tanf zone and fired eight guided missiles at facilities southeast of the city of Aleppo," he said in comments quoted by TASS

Russian ‘Checkmate’ Stealth Fighter has Launch Customer, to Cost $30 Million Apiece

July 20, 2021 @ 06:05 PM

Russian ‘Checkmate Single Engine Light Stealth Fighter (LTS) that was unveiled today already has a launch customer and was looking to expand the customer base to India, other Asian countries and those in Africa. The aircraft had been developed for the international customer, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said