Indonesian Defense Minister to Attend KF-X Roll Out in S.Korea

April 1, 2021 @ 01:28 PM

In what is seen as Indonesia's commitment of participation in South Korea's KF-X jet program, its defense minister is likely to attend the aircraft's roll-out later this month. "As far as I know, Indonesia has delivered to our government an intent that senior military officials, including Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, will...

Three More French Rafale Jets Land in India

April 1, 2021 @ 11:42 AM

Three additional Rafale fighter jets landed on Indian soil after a direct ferry from Istres Air Base in France. “Rafales were refueled in-flight by U

Ukrainian Enterprise Hands Over MiG-29UB “Trainer” to the Military

March 31, 2021 @ 03:55 PM

Ukraines Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant, part of the state-run Ukroboronprom, handed over a MiG-29UB “trainer” aircraft to the armed forces today. The plane successfully passed test flights and left for one of the combat units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Sweden Extends Gripen Maintenance Contract with Saab

March 31, 2021 @ 03:40 PM

Saab and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) have today extended a contract to provide support and maintenance services for Gripen. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 1

France Preparing to Offer Rafale Jets to Ukraine as MiG-29 Replacement

March 31, 2021 @ 12:10 PM

France is preparing the ground to offer Dassault Rafale jets to Ukraine as replacement for the ageing MiG-29 fighters. The offer is expected to be placed during an upcoming official visit to Kyiv of French President Emmanuel Macron

Saab Trials Exterior 3D-Printed Part on Gripen Jet for Battlefield Damage Repairs

March 31, 2021 @ 10:31 AM

Saab recently conducted a trial which marked the first time an exterior 3D-printed part has been flown on a Gripen, rather than internal 3D-printed components. The purpose of the trial was to test how additive manufacturing could be used in battlefield damage repair

Work on China's Carrier-based Stealth Jet to Commence in 2021

March 30, 2021 @ 10:26 AM

Chinas Shenyang Aircraft Co. Ltd

CAE, Leonardo to set up Flight Training School in Italy

March 29, 2021 @ 12:16 PM

CAE and Leonardo today announced the two companies have created a joint venture called Leonardo CAE Advanced Jet Training Srl to support the operations of the International Flight Training School (“IFTS”) in Italy. The joint venture will provide training support services, including full maintenance and operation of the M-346 aircraft and its ground-based training system, as well as operation of IFTS base facilities

Brazil Discussing Missile Procurement for Gripen Jets with Ukraine

March 29, 2021 @ 08:24 AM

Brazil is mulling the purchase of Ukrainian air-to-air missiles to arm them on its Gripen fighter jets besides anti-tank missiles. The first round of negotiations between the two parties took place online on March 22, Ukrainian state foreign trade enterprise

20 Chinese Warplanes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ after it Signs Coast Guard Pact...

March 26, 2021 @ 05:05 PM

A total of 20 Chinese warplanes entered Taiwans Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) today, a day after the latter signed an agreement to set up a Coast Guard Working Group (CGWG) with the United States. Chinese military aircraft that entered the ADIZ on Friday include two Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare (ASW), four H-6K bombers, ten J-16 fighters, two J-10 fighters, one KJ-500 airborne early warning and control plane and one Y-8 tactical reconnaissance aircraft, Taiwans Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a statement

Copycat J-16 Jet "Much Superior" to the Su-30: Chinese PLA Pilot

March 25, 2021 @ 07:07 AM

Chinas J-16 fighter jet, widely considered a copycat of the Russian Su-30, is “much superior to other similar aircraft including the Su-30,” according to a Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) pilot. "In terms of performance, the J-16 is a superior to all types of aircraft I have flown

U.S. F-35B Damaged as Cannon Shell Explodes Upon Launch

March 25, 2021 @ 05:44 AM

The fuselage of an F-35B fighter operated by the U.S