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Slovakia Gives Ukraine its S-300 Air Defense System

U.S aids in facilitating the transfer of President Zelensky’s biggest wish.  In a Facebook post on Friday morning, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger announced that his country donated an anti-aircraft missile to Ukraine but... More of this article »
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Russian Pilot Lands Su-25 Jet Safely after Being Hit by Ukrainian Missile

A Russian pilot managed to fly his Sukhoi Su-25 fighter to the base and safely landed it, despite being hit by a Ukrainian missile. “While performing a combat mission in Ukraine, the Su-25 was hit by a missile fired from the ground... More of this article »
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Russia to Hand Over Western Weapons seized in Ukraine to Donetsk and Lugansk Militias

Russian President Vladimir Putin has okayed handing over Western-made weapons such as Javelin and Stinger ant-tank missiles seized from the Ukrainian Army to the militias of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. “As... More of this article »

Turkey-made AESA Radar For F-16 Jets to be Ready by End-2022

The Turkish F-16 jet’s AESA radar prototype, developed by electronics enterprise, ASELSAN is scheduled to be delivered by the end of this year. The AESA Radar will be integrated into the F-16 Block 30 platform in service with... More of this article »

Ukraine Loses MiG-29, Su-27 Jets in War with Russia

The Russian Ministry of Defense shot down two MiG-29 fighters and a Sukhoi Su-27 operated by the Ukrainian armed forces, besides destroying tens of military facilities. Igor Konashenkov, MoD Spokesman, said on Tuesday that Russian... More of this article »
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Russian Su-34 Destroyed by Ukraine

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense shared a video on March 6 showing a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber shot down. The Su-34 jet struck at Ukrainian military infrastructure and civilian residents in Kharkiv and Chernihiv, the defense ministry... More of this article »
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Poland to Receive American F-16s if it Donates MiGs to Ukraine

The Pentagon is likely to supply F-16 combat jets to Poland if it hands over MiG-29s to Ukraine. NATO rejected Ukraine’s pleas to impose a no-fly zone to halt Russia’s bombing. Its chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance would... More of this article »
Image for France Deploys Rafale Jets to Poland Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine

France Deploys Rafale Jets to Poland Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The French defense ministry said Wednesday it has deployed Rafale combat jets to Poland. “The Rafales of the French Air Force (have been deployed) on an air defense mission over Polish territory,” the ministry said in a statement.... More of this article »

China Sets up Office to Push Exports of FC-31 Stealth Fighter

China’s Shenyang Aircraft Company (SAC)has offered to set up assembly lines abroad to find export markets for its FC-31 stealth fighter. In order to gear up export of its stealth jet, China has established an office dedicated... More of this article »
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Romania to Buy F-35 Jets: President Iohannis

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis announced plans to purchase Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters as part of its Air Force modernization program. “The new types of aircraft that are in the endowment of the Army, especially the F-16... More of this article »
Image for Iraq Signs Contract with Pakistan for Purchase of JF-17 Block III Aircraft

Iraq Signs Contract with Pakistan for Purchase of JF-17 Block III Aircraft

Iraq has signed a contract with Pakistani company to purchase an unspecified number of aircraft, believed to be JF-17 Block III. “We signed a contract with a Pakistani company to purchase aircraft……….,” Iraqi Defense Minister... More of this article »
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Iraq Signs Contract with Pakistan for Purchase of JF-17 Block III Aircraft

Iraq has signed a contract with Pakistani company to purchase an unspecified number of aircraft, believed to be JF-17 Block III. “We signed a contract with a Pakistani company to purchase aircraft……….,” Iraqi Defense Minister... More of this article »
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Nigerian JF-17s Scrambled to Intercept Unidentified Drone

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today scrambled JF-17 fighters to intercept an unidentified drone in its airspace.This is the second such incident in a week. The drone headed north of its position out of Nigerian airspace the moment... More of this article »
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Deliveries Begin of Su-30SM2 “Super Sukhoi” to the Russian Armed Forces

Russian Aircraft manufacturer, UAC began deliveries of the latest multifunctional Su-30SM2 fighters to the Russian Armed Forces as part of the state defense order. Dubbed “Super Sukhoi,” the Su-30SM2 is a modernized version... More of this article »

Turkey to Open Engineering Facility for TF-X Fighter Jet Development

Turkey will open its National Combat Aircraft (MMU)’s Engineering Center and Composite Production Building dedicated to the development of the TF-X fighter jet in a ceremony to be held on January 6. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan... More of this article »
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Serbian Air Force Recommends Rafale jets, But Government Undecided Between Russian, French Warplanes

he Serbian Air Force has recommended that the country purchase French Rafale warplanes but the government is yet to decide between French or Russian fighter jets, Defence Minister Nebojša Stefanović told Radio-Television of Serbia... More of this article »
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Malaysia Eyes Kuwaiti F/A-18D Jets, Upgrade of Su-30MKM Fighters

Malaysia has initiated talks with Kuwait to buy its used F/A-18 Boeing Hornet jets besides upgrading Su-30MKM jets in service with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). While addressing members of the Senate in Dewan Negara on December... More of this article »
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Advantage ‘Checkmate’ as UAE Seen Walking Away from F-35 Deal

Russia’s 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... More of this article »
Image for Russian Su-57 Jet’s Stealth Capability to Increase with Flat Nozzle Engine

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

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. Russia’s Defense Ministry uploaded a video of the roll-out... More of this article »
Image for Russian Su-57 Jet to Get New Engine, Hypersonic Weapons From 2027

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

Russia’s 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... More of this article »
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With the Rafale F4 Buy, Will the U.A.E. Need the F-35 Jet?

he U.A.E. placed an order for 80 Rafale fighters of the latest F4 standard from France, casting doubts on whether it will still buy the U.S.-made F-35s. The Rafale F4 standard is a close match to the F-35 in several areas such as... More of this article »

Russian Su-57E and ‘Checkmate’ Stealth Jets Targeted at Different Buyers

Defenseworld.net interviewed Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy of Rostec State Corporation, Viktor Kladov on the international sale prospects of the Su-57 and the recently unveiled  ‘Checkmate’ fighter... More of this article »
Image for Iraq May Buy JF-17 Jets from Pakistan for $600M

Iraq May Buy JF-17 Jets from Pakistan for $600M

Iraq is planning to acquire a dozen JF-17 fighter aircraft from Pakistan and has reportedly set aside $600 million for the procurement, as per local media reports. Unconfirmed reports claimed that a delegation from Iraq’s Ministry... More of this article »

Russian MiG-35, Indian LCA, Pak JF-17 in Malaysian Fighter Procurement Bid

Russia will pitch its MiG-35 jet for Malaysia’s light fighter aircraft procurement program, a field that could potentially include the Indian LCA Mk1A, Pakistani-Chinese JF-17, Dassault Rafale, Boeing F/A-18 and the F-16 Block... More of this article »

Russia to Modernize MiG-31 Fighters

The Russian Ministry of Defense has asked MiG Corporation to upgrade their fleet of MiG-31 fighter aircraft. Two contracts pertaining to the same were signed on August 24 during the ARMY-2021 Forum. One of the contracts inked is for... More of this article »
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New Weapons, Electronics Proposed in Indian Order for New Su-30MKI Jets

An expected Indian order for 12 Su-30MKI fighter jets will include new weapons and electronic systems probably drawn from the Su-35, the current top of the line Russian fighter. “The issue of supplying kits for the production of... More of this article »
Image for Ukraine should opt for F-15EX over F-35 Jet: Former Head of Antonov

Ukraine should opt for F-15EX over F-35 Jet: Former Head of Antonov

The Ukrainian Air Force (UAF) which is looking to replace its Soviet-era MiG-29s and Su-27s should opt for the F-15EX over the F-35 stealth fighter, according to the former chief designer of the Antonov State Enterprise, Alexander... More of this article »
Image for Turkey’s Proposed Unmanned Fighter Jet to Have Low Visibility and Aggressive Maneuverability

Turkey’s Proposed Unmanned Fighter Jet to Have Low Visibility and Aggressive Maneuverability

Turkey’s Baykar Savunma has revealed that the unmanned fighter jet it is currently working on will have low visibility and aggressive maneuverability. After being ejected from the F-35 program, Turkey is banking on the large stealth... More of this article »

Lockheed Martin Wins $62M to Supply Parachute Systems for F-35 Jets

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract worth $62 million to supply Parachute and drag chute systems meant to go on the F-35 lighting II fighter jets. The company also won an additional $37 million contract. This modification adds... More of this article »
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Russia Initiates Fifth-Gen Carrier Based VTOL Aircraft Project

Russia’s MiG Corporation has initiated work on a fifth-gen carrier Based Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. “Now (the project) is in a stage of computer modeling, the first prototypes of the machine are planned to... More of this article »

MiG Shows Model of Single-engine Light Fighter, Possible MiG-21 Replacement

After Sukhoi’s LTS ‘Checkmate’ stealth fighter unveiling, MiG Design Bureau showed the model of a light single-engine jet at the MAKS 2021 air show which could be a possible replacement for the venerable MiG-21. The scale model... More of this article »
Image for Qatar to Base Rafale, Mirage 2000 Jets in Turkey for 5 years

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

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,... More of this article »
Image for China Could Hand Over 36 J-10C Jets to Pakistan in 2021

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

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,... More of this article »

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

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)... More of this article »

Pakistani, Turk Pilots to Size up Rafale Jets in Turkish Exercise

Pakistani and Turkish pilots will get an opportunity to size up Rafale fighter jets recently bought by India and Greece in this year’s international Anatolian Eagle-2021(AE-21) Exercise to commence tomorrow in Turkey. According... More of this article »

Turkey Will Unveil 5th Gen Combat Aircraft Prototype on March 18, 2023

Undeterred by its ouster from the F-35 project, Turkey is working on its ambitious TF-X National Combat Aircraft (MMU). Temel Kotil, general manager of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), which is the main contractor of the project,... More of this article »

BEL in Race to Develop Infrared Tracking System For Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Jet

India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is in the race to develop a thermal imaging sights for rocket launchers and infrared image search and track system (IRST) for Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircraft of the Indian armed forces. The two... More of this article »
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Indonesia to Buy Rafale or F-16 Jets or both?

In the ever shifting fighter jet procurement plans of Indonesia, Lockheed Martin announced that it has Received U.S. Government go-ahead to launch F-16 Block 70/72 sales campaign in Indonesia. Mike Kelley, F-16 Business Development... More of this article »

Russian Tu-22M3 Bombers Armed with Long-range KH-32 Missile Fly over Mediterranean

Three Russian Tu-22M3 long-range nuclear-capable bombers, which arrived Sunday at the Hmeymim Air Base in Syria, began over-flights in the Mediterranean Sea region today. At least one of the aircraft was photographed taking off with... More of this article »

Nigeria Inducts JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jets Imported from Pakistan

Nigeria today inducted the JF-17 Thunder jet it imported from Pakistan on the occasion of the 57 th anniversary of the founding of the Nigerian Air Force. A JF-17 Jet, bearing tail number NAF722 was displayed in the airfield of Makurdi... More of this article »
Image for China’s J-10C Fighter jet with Domestic WS-10 Taihang Engine Enters Air Force Service

China’s J-10C Fighter jet with Domestic WS-10 Taihang Engine Enters Air Force Service

China’s J-10C fighter aircraft with indigenous WS-10 Taihang engines have entered operational service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Images released by China National TV from a PLAAF live shooting exercise... More of this article »
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Britain Could Block Pak-Chinese JF-17 Jet’s Sale to Argentina

China’s attempt to sell Argentina its JF-17 jet that it makes in collaboration with Pakistan could be blocked by the U.K. as one of its crucial components- the ejection seat- is made by a British company, Martin-Baker. London had... More of this article »

Engine Transplant Problems Delaying Russian Su-30SM2 Aircraft Development

Problems encountered while transplanting the AL-41F-1S engine from the Su-35 fighter into the more popular Su-30SM aircraft could be delaying the development of Su-30SM2 jet dubbed ‘Super Sukhoi’. The Russian ministry of defense... More of this article »
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France Preparing to Offer Rafale Jets to Ukraine as MiG-29 Replacement

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.... More of this article »
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French DGA Orders 367 MICA NG Missiles

The French General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) has acquired 367 MICA NG missiles from MBDA to arm its Rafale fighter jets under ~€1.8 billion MICA NG program. The contract was signed on March 5, 2021. These missiles will be delivered... More of this article »
Image for Algeria ‘Close’ to Buying 14 Russian Su-34 Fighter-Bombers: Media

Algeria ‘Close’ to Buying 14 Russian Su-34 Fighter-Bombers: Media

The Algerian Air Force (AAF) is ‘close’ to sealing a long-discussed deal to purchase 14 units of Russia’s never-before-exported Su-34 medium-range fighter-bomber jets. Multiple sources are stated to have told Menadefence... More of this article »

After Russia, U.S. announced Plans to Develop 4.5 Gen Light Fighter Jet

The U.S. has announced plans to develop a 4.5 generation light fighter jet to replace the F-16 months after Russia made known its plans for a single engine light fighter jet. The U.S. Air Force is launching a study on future aircraft... More of this article »
Image for U.S. Super Hornet Tracking Russian Su-35 Over Syria had ‘Several’ Technical Issues

U.S. Super Hornet Tracking Russian Su-35 Over Syria had ‘Several’ Technical Issues

A U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet monitoring a Russian Su-35 fighter jet faced ‘several’ technical issues including failure of its Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) camera during a mission over Syria in 2017. The sensor breakdown took... More of this article »

China’s JF-17, FC-31 Jet Engine Production Line Ready

China has completed construction of a third-generation medium-thurst aeroengine production line that will reportedly be responsible for the manufacture of engines that would power JF-17 and FC-31 fighter jets. The construction project... More of this article »
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Indian Su-30MKI Upgrade Program to be Finalized in 6-9 Months

Upgrading of the Su-30MKI fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be finalized in the next 6-9 months with some aircraft undergoing the upgrade in Russia and the rest in India. Discussions with the IAF and the Russians (United Aircraft... More of this article »