China Reveals Upgraded Carrier-Borne J-15 Fighter Jet

December 20, 2021 @ 09:45 AM

China recently revealed an upgraded J-15 ship-borne fighter jet with enhancements to its missile pylons, infrared search and track system (IRST), an AESA radar and ability to operate with a catapult launch system.The upgraded carrier-borne jet has wrapped up test flights, the semi-official Global Times reported over the weekend

India’s BEL Bags $315 Million Order for LCA Mk1A Fighter Aircraft’s Electronic...

December 16, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

Indias Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) received a $315 million (INR 2400 crore) order from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the supply of 20 types of airborne electronic systems to be fitted on the LCA Tejas Mk1A fighter aircraft. The order spanning five years from 2023 to 2028 involves supply of critical...

Russian Su-57 Jet’s Stealth Capability to Increase with Flat Nozzle Engine

December 15, 2021 @ 03:59 PM

Russian Su-57 stealth fighter jets second stage engine will be equipped with a flat nozzle to significantly reduce its radar signature. The unique flat nozzle technology has been incorporated in the S-70 ‘Okhotnik (‘Hunter) heavy strike drone which was rolled out today by its manufacturer, Sukhoi

Leonardo Delivers First 2 Eurofighter Typhoons to Kuwait

December 15, 2021 @ 02:29 PM

The first two Eurofighter Typhoons out of an order for 28 aircraft for the Air force of Kuwait landed in Kuwait City on Tuesday. The Eurofighter Typhoon for the Kuwait Air Force feature a wide range of operational capabilities, built by Leonardo according to the specific requirements of the Kuwaiti Air...

Advantage ‘Checkmate’ as UAE Seen Walking Away from F-35 Deal

December 15, 2021 @ 10:46 AM

Russias single-engine Su-75 ‘Checkmate aircraft, promoted as an alternative to the American F-35 could make a pitch for the void left by the F-35, should the United Arab Emirates (UAE) abandon its quest to buy the Lockheed Martin-made fighter. “It is not by chance that the first international presentation of the...

UAE Freezes F-35 Purchase Talks, Washington Says End-user Requirements Nonnegotiable

December 14, 2021 @ 06:42 PM

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has frozen talks with the U.S

China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Enters Mass Production after Domestic Engine 'Puzzle' Solved

December 13, 2021 @ 03:07 PM

China's J-20 stealth jet has entered mass production after all technical issues concerning the domestically-made WS-10 engine having been solved; state-media reported quoting a statement from Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Group Co. The company is a subsidiary of state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China

Finland Selects F-35 Fighter, to Receive 64 Jets

December 10, 2021 @ 01:40 PM

The Finnish Government has announced Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II is the aircraft selected from its HX Fighter Program. The win follows an extensive competition involving the F-35

First Long-Distance Para-Drop By French A400M

December 9, 2021 @ 03:15 PM

A French A400M aircraft airdropped paratroopers of the 8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (RPIMa) in Cote d'Ivoire after a non-stop flight from France, making it the first such mission by the countrys military. After taking off from Toulouse-Francazal airport and after 7 hours of non-stop flight, the 80 paratroopers jumped into the sky over Yamoussoukro, in Côte d'Ivoire

Russian Su-57 Jet to Get New Engine, Hypersonic Weapons From 2027

December 9, 2021 @ 02:00 PM

Russias fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet will be equipped with a new higher thrust engine besides being armed with hypersonic missiles by 2027. About 25 aircraft out of 76 aircraft being manufactured under the long-term contract already concluded (between Su-57 manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and the Russian MoD) be initially equipped with the new engine and hypersonic missiles, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Russian Military-Industrial Commission (MIC) Andrei Yelchaninov said in an interview with

Boeing Wins $93.4M Saudi F-15SA Deal

December 9, 2021 @ 05:07 AM

Boeing won $93.4 million bilateral requirements contract for the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA Original Equipment Manufacturer Training Program