Lockheed Martin Delivered 123 F-35 Jets in 2020

December 28, 2020 @ 04:57 PM

Lockheed Martin said today it delivered the 123rd F-35 aircraft of the year last week. The 123rd aircraft is an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, built at the Cameri, Italy, Final Assembly and Checkout (FACO) facility and delivered to the Italian Air Force

Australia Declares Initial Operational Capability for F-35A Jets

December 28, 2020 @ 04:37 PM

Australia today declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for its F-35A jets, making Australia the seventh country to declare IOC for its F-35 fleet. “Australias F-35A Lightning II fleet has achieved Initial Operational Capability and can now be deployed on operations

NATO Intercepted 350 Russian Aircraft in 2020 for Not Communicating Flight Plan

December 28, 2020 @ 03:04 PM

NATO air forces across Europe scrambled their jets more than 400 times in 2020 to intercept unknown aircraft approaching alliance airspace. Almost 90 percent of these missions - around 350 - were in response to flights by Russian military aircraft

First Serially Produced Russian Su-57 Stealth Jet Testing Hypersonic Weapons

December 25, 2020 @ 06:47 PM

The first serially produced Russian Su-57 fighter jet is being used at the State Flight Test Center (GLITS) in Akhtubinsk for testing hypersonic aircraft weapons.

Chinese J-11B Jet Upgraded with AESA Radar Enters Series Production: Reports

December 24, 2020 @ 06:13 PM

Chinas J-11B fighter aircraft equipped with an Active Electronic Scanning Array (AESA) radar has entered series production. The upgraded aircraft, possibly re-designated as J-11BG has entered batch production at the Shenyang aircraft plant of the Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC)

Airbus Delivers First A400M to Belgian Air Force

December 24, 2020 @ 03:27 PM

The Belgian Air Force has taken delivery of its first of seven Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to the customer at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville (Spain) and subsequently performed its ferry flight to the 15th Wing Air Transport in Melsbroek (Belgium), where the aircraft will be based

Boeing to Support U.S. Air Force Bombers for $400M

December 24, 2020 @ 06:25 AM

The U.S

Prototype Engine Developed For Russia's PAK DA Strategic Bomber

December 24, 2020 @ 05:43 AM

A prototype engine has been developed for Russias new strategic bomber, Prospective Air Complex for Long Range Aviation (Russian acronym- PAK DA), which is expected to be rolled-out in 2021-22. The PAK-DA is the next generation strategic bomber boasting a flying wing design, stealth features and will carry hypersonic missiles and nuclear weapons in its belly

Elbit Could Pip CAE to Build Pilot Training School for Greece

December 23, 2020 @ 09:32 AM

Greece and Israel have ended five-month negotiations for the latter to build a pilot training school in Kalamata city for €1.365 billion

U.S. Navy Buys 48 F/A-18 Super Hornet Jet Engines

December 23, 2020 @ 06:33 AM

The U.S

Saab Receives Order for Definition of Future Options for Sweden’s Gripen C/D...

December 22, 2020 @ 11:28 AM

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to define what is needed to meet Swedens requirements for the continued, effective operation and availability of Gripen C/D until 2035. The order value is 185 MSEK ($22