Qatar to Base Rafale, Mirage 2000 Jets in Turkey for 5 years

July 7, 2021 @ 12:33 PM

Qatar will base 12 Rafale and 9 Mirage 2000 fighter jets besides four Boeing C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft in Turkey for a period of five years for training purposes. Doha will be able to temporarily deploy 36 fighter jets, according to a technical deal introduced to the Turkish parliament last

Thales to Provide Five Combat Training Systems to Polish Army

July 7, 2021 @ 05:56 AM

Thales said it will provide Poland's land forces with five tactical combat training systems “Combat Staff Trainer systems.” The award is the first export contract for this tactical combat training system, which is already in service with the French Army

China Could Hand Over 36 J-10C Jets to Pakistan in 2021

July 6, 2021 @ 05:53 AM

Pakistan will reportedly receive 36 Chengdu J-10C multirole fighters from China by the end of this year. On Monday, House for Strategic & International Affairs (HSIA) posted on Twitter, “Pakistan is set to receive 36 J-10C semi-stealth, 4

Paris Court Orders Probe into Rafale Jet Sale to India

July 3, 2021 @ 06:54 PM

A court in Paris has ordered a probe by the National Financial Prosecutors Office into a 2016 deal to sell 36 Rafale figher jets to India by Dassualt Aviation. French investigative new website Mediapart reported July 2, 2021, “as confirmed to us by the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (French acronym-PNF), the...

France ‘Notes’ Swiss Choice of 'non-European Equipment' in F-35 Jet Selection

July 2, 2021 @ 11:51 AM

Barely hiding its disappointment over the choice of American F-35 over its European rivals, the French Ministry of Defence said the performance of its equipment (Rafale Jets) is demonstrated every day in operations. “The (French) Ministry of the Armed Forces has taken note of the decisions announced today (June 30) ...

Belgian F-16 Crashes into a Building Near Dutch Airbase

July 1, 2021 @ 12:55 PM

A Belgian Air Force F-16 crashed into a building near Leeuwarden Air Base (Vliegbasis Leeuwarden) used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force, earlier today. “In the morning of July 1, a (Belgian Air Force) F-16 crashed into an opposite building

China Flies Swarm of J-20 Stealth jets at CPC Centenary Event

July 1, 2021 @ 03:36 AM

At the Communist Party of China's (CPC) centenary celebrations today, fifteen J-20 fighters flew in formation over Beijing skies, the largest number of these jets open to viewing by the general public in any event till date. The previous record was five, at the National Day military parade on October 1, 2019

Switzerland Selects F-35 Jets, Patriot Missile Systems

June 30, 2021 @ 06:18 PM

The Swiss Federal Council today announced that it is set to propose that Parliament approve the procurement of 36 F-35A fighter aircraft from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin and five Patriot fire units from US manufacturer Raytheon together worth 8 billion CHF (US$ 8.64 billon)

Netherlands to Sell 12 F-16 Jets to Draken International as it Makes...

June 30, 2021 @ 12:45 PM

The Dutch government has entered into a contract to sell 12 F-16 jets belonging to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF) to a private U.S

Israel Aerospace to Upgrade Sri Lankan Air Force's Kfir Aircraft

June 30, 2021 @ 07:17 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed a contract valued $50 million with Sri Lanka to upgrade five of their Air Forces Kfir aircraft. The deal includes replacing the aircraft's basic avionics with the advanced 4+ generation fighter aircraft avionics in order to one day integrate advanced radar, sensors, communication systems, and new helmets