Russian MoD to Receive Modernized Il-76MD-M Plane

December 30, 2020 @ 10:19 AM

The Russian Ministry of Defense will soon receive an upgraded Il-76MD-M transport aircraft. “PJSC Ilyushin has completed the modernization of the next serial heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-M

Ukraine MoD Orders Three An-178 Transport Aircraft, First Time in 29 Years

December 29, 2020 @ 03:34 PM

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence ordered three three An-178 military transport aircraft the first such order since the country gained independence in 1991. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi took part in the signing of a contract between the Antonov State Enterprise and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for the...

Turkish Navy Receives First Locally-Converted Leonardo ATR-72 ASW Patrol Aircraft

December 15, 2020 @ 09:32 AM

The Turkish Navy recently received the first Leonardo ATR-72 (P-72) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) patrol aircraft from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). “Within the scope of the MELTEM-3 project, the first P-72 Naval Patrol Plane with TCB-751 tail number was received by the Naval Forces Command at a ceremony held at TUSAŞ /...

U.S. Army Procures King Air 250 Plane

December 12, 2020 @ 06:04 AM

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New Zealand Procures P-8A Training Systems

December 12, 2020 @ 05:43 AM

Boeing has won a $109.15 million contract to provide P-8A training systems for the government of New Zealand

Turkey Modernizes Seven C-130 Planes

December 8, 2020 @ 08:12 AM

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has completed modernization of seven aircraft under the C-130 E/B Avionics Modernization (Erciyes) Program. “In the Erciyes C-130 modernization project, which includes a total of 19 aircraft, we have completed the modernization works of 7 aircraft, which have been integrated with the latest technologies,” TAI

Thieves Steal Radio Equipment from Russia’s Doomsday Plane: Was it Espionage?

December 8, 2020 @ 06:43 AM

Espionage is one of the possibilities behind the theft of radio equipment from the inside of a Russian IL-80 specialized aircraft containing top-secret equipment required for the plane to function as a command post during a nuclear war. A group of burglars broke stole radio equipment placed inside the cargo hatch of a Russian "Doomsday plane" at Taganrog-Yuzhny airfield

Republic of Mali Orders Airbus C295 Transport Plane

December 3, 2020 @ 07:48 AM

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has placed a firm order for an additional Airbus C295 airlifter in the transport configuration. This second aircraft, to be delivered in 2021, will supplement the first C295 already in operation since December 2016 which has already accumulated 1,770 flight hours and transported more than 38,000 passengers and 900 tonnes of cargo in less than four years of operations