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Greece Confirms Plans to Buy F-35 Jets

Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos said Tuesday that the country plans to acquire 40 fighter aircraft inclusive of French Rafales and U.S.-made F-35 jets. “Sooner or later we will enter the discussion about a 5th generation... More of this article »
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Japan’s F-X Stealth Fighter To Rival US’ F-22

Japan has revealed the concept of its Mitsubishi F-X fighter jet project rivaling the US-made F-22 in size and performance. It is seeking to partner the UK’s Tempest program besides the European FCAS to develop and share crucial... More of this article »

Chinese J-10C, J-11B Fighters Simulated Indian Rafale, Su-30 Jets in China-Pak Exercise

China’s J-10C and J-11B fighters simulated India’s Rafale and Su-30 jets respectively in mock battles at the recently concluded Shaheen-9 China-Pakistan air exercises. China Central Television (CCTV) reported Saturday... More of this article »
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After JF-17 Fighter, Chinese J-11B Jet could be next on Pakistan’s Shopping List

Pakistan’s new fighter jet buy could narrow down to China’s J-11B aircraft as the induction of Rafale jets by India has tilted the air power balance in favor of New Delhi. The participation of the J-11B fighter jets in the recently... More of this article »
Image for Pakistan Launches Local Production of JF-17 Block III Jets

Pakistan Launches Local Production of JF-17 Block III Jets

Pakistan has launched local production of JF-17 Block III fighter aircraft, the most advanced variant of the JF-17 it developed along with China. “In-country production of JF-17 Block-3 formally launched by Air Chief Marshal Mujahid... More of this article »
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Chinese J-11B Jet Upgraded with AESA Radar Enters Series Production: Reports

China’s  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... More of this article »

India Interested in Buying MiG-35 Jets: Russian Official

India is interested in buying the Russian MiG-35 along with the MiG-29 aircraft, a top Russian official said Wednesday. “Foreign partners are showing interest not only in the options for modernizing the MiG-29, which has been... More of this article »
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Ukraine Receives Modernized MiG-29 Jet

he Ukrainian Air Force took delivery of a modernized MiG-29 jet from Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant this week. The MiG-29MU1 fighter was handed over to aviators of the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Center Air Command, Ukrainian... More of this article »
Image for Ukraine Receives Modernized MiG-29 Jet

Ukraine Receives Modernized MiG-29 Jet

he Ukrainian Air Force took delivery of a modernized MiG-29 jet from Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant this week. The MiG-29MU1 fighter was handed over to aviators of the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Center Air Command, Ukrainian... More of this article »
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Russia’s Su-57 Jet is ‘More Stealthy’ with New Air Intake Grille

Russia has managed to lower the radar signature of its first stealth jet, the Su-57, by adding a new grille to the air intakes. Photographs of the modified jet with coaxial radial grating were shared by the Russian media today. The... More of this article »
Image for Su-35 Jets Delivery to Russian AF Completed, Upgraded Version on Anvil

Su-35 Jets Delivery to Russian AF Completed, Upgraded Version on Anvil

The last three were delivered to the Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) recently as part of a five-year contract for 50 such aircraft, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced today. “Specialists of the 485th military office... More of this article »
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Indonesia Wants F-35 Jets, But US Pushing F-16s or F/A-18s Instead

The United States has rejected an Indonesian proposal to purchase F-35 jets and instead wants Jakarta to buy F-16 Block 72 aircraft or another equivalent American-built fighter. Jakarta’s insistence on the F-35 may be a ploy for... More of this article »
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Russian New Engine for Su-57 Stealth Jet to be classified as 5+ Gen

The upcoming ‘Second Stage’ engine for the Russian Su-57 fighter jet could be classified as 5+ generation, due to its increased thrust over current fifth-generation fighter aircraft engines. “I would even say that this (Second... More of this article »

Ahead of F-35 Buy UAE May Look to Sell Some of its F-16 Jets to Greece

As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to progress on its desire to buy F-35 jets, it could be looking to sell some of its F-16 jets, probably to Greece to which it  dispatched four “Desert Falcons” for participation... More of this article »

It Took 3 Russian MiG-31 Jets to Intercept One US RQ-4A Global Hawk Drone

The Russian military on Tuesday scrambled three MiG-31 fighters to “intercept” a single US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk drone in the skies over Chukchi Sea as it approached the Russian border. After the intercept, the American... More of this article »

Su-35 Jet Cockpit ‘Glass’ Can Shield Pilot from ‘Light of Nuclear Explosion’

The ‘glass’ protective cover of the Russian Su-57 fighter jet canopy is capable of shielding the pilot from ‘the light of a nuclear explosion’ besides reducing radar signature of the aircraft, its developer has claimed. The... More of this article »
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New Radar, On-board Computer Proposed in Elbit’s Upgrade of Ukrainian MiG-29 Jets

Israeli company Elbit Systems has received from its country permission modernize Ukrainian MiG-29 fighters. The need for such a permit for Elbit Systems was sought by the Ukrainian side to ensure the responsibility of the main integrator... More of this article »

Ukraine Air Force Receives Upgraded Soviet-era MiG-29

The Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant of Ukraine handed over an upgraded MiG-29 fighter to the country’s air force. The state enterprise Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant, which is a part of Ukroboronprom, has overhauled the MiG-29,... More of this article »
Image for RD-93MA Engine, to Power Pakistan JF-17 Block III Jets, Enters Thermal Chamber Tests

RD-93MA Engine, to Power Pakistan JF-17 Block III Jets, Enters Thermal Chamber Tests

A new engine for the Pakistani JF-17 fighter jet, dubbed RD-93MA being developed by Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC)-Klimov has entered thermal chamber tests to confirm high-speed characteristics in simulated flight conditions. The... More of this article »
Image for Indonesia to Buy 8 MV-22 Osprey Tilt-rotor Aircraft for $2Bn

Indonesia to Buy 8 MV-22 Osprey Tilt-rotor Aircraft for $2Bn

The United States has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Indonesia of eight MV-22 Block C Osprey aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered... More of this article »

First Indian Purchase of New MiG-29s in 30 Years

The Indian Ministry of Defense on Thursday cleared a long-pending deal to acquire 21 MiG-29 fighters from Russia, making it the first deal for these jets in over three decades. The country will also buy 12 Su-30MKI jets from Moscow.... More of this article »
Image for Sweden to Propose Development of a New Fighter Aircraft

Sweden to Propose Development of a New Fighter Aircraft

he Swedish government on Tuesday revealed its plans to improve its military capabilities including development of a new fighter jet to replace the JAS 39 Grippen. “The development of the next generation fighter aircraft will commence,”... More of this article »
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After Copying F-35’s Stealth, China’s J-20 Duplicating its Non-Stealth Features

China’s J-20 stealth jet, believed to be a copycat design of the US-made F-35, is now duplicating its non-stealth feature – to carry weapons on external pylons. The F-35 and J-20 carry missiles and bombs in an internal... More of this article »

Is Ukraine a Possible Buyer for Pakistani-Chinese JF-17 Block III Jet?

A Ukraine Air Force (UAF) delegation headed by Colonel General Sergii Drozdov, UAF Commander visited Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAF) Kamra on March 06 this year setting off speculation that Kiev was looking at buying the JF-17... More of this article »
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Is Cambodia the Mystery Buyer of China’s FTC-2000G Trainer/Fighter Jet?

China announced on Sunday that FTC-2000G trainer/fighter jet has secured its first overseas customer less than two years from the launch of the aircraft. While the buying nation was identified only as a “South East Asian nation”... More of this article »

China’s FTC-2000G Fighter/Trainer Aircraft Secures First Export Order

The Chinese FTC-2000G fighter-trainer made by Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (GAIC) has secured its first export  order barely two years after the jet was launched at the 2018 Zhuhai air show. “It took less than two... More of this article »
Image for Testing Commences of Russian R-37M Hypersonic air-to-air Missile from Su-35 Jet

Testing Commences of Russian R-37M Hypersonic air-to-air Missile from Su-35 Jet

Test firing of the Russian R-37M hypersonic air-to-air missile (also known as RVV-BD) from the Su-35 fighter jets are planned for end-2020 while flight tests to confirm compatibility with the Su-35 have already commenced. The R-37M... More of this article »
Image for China Replaces Russian Engine in J-10C Jet With Locally-made WS-10 Taihang

China Replaces Russian Engine in J-10C Jet With Locally-made WS-10 Taihang

A newly built J-10C fighter has been fitted with a domestically developed WS-10 Taihang engine to replace the Russian-made AL-31 engine. The development could come as bad news for Russia’s United Engine Corporation which supplied... More of this article »

Dassault Falcon 8X Planes Converted To Electronic Warfare Role

The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has contracted Dassault Aviation to integrate three of its Falcon 8X aircraft with Thales’ CUGE universal electronic warfare capability, under the Archange program launched to strengthen... More of this article »
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Singapore to Buy Most Expensive Version of F-35 jets for $2.75B

The US State Department has approved a sale of up to 12 F-35B aircraft to Singapore, the most expensive version of the jets, estimated to cost $2.75 billion. The government of Singapore has asked to buy up to 12 F-35Bs – an initial... More of this article »

Flypast during Qatar National Day Hints at Doha’s Interest in Pakistani JF-17

A contingent of Pakistani JF-17 performed during the Qatar National Day Celebrations yesterday indicating of possible sale prospects to the Gulf state. Images of the aircraft performing aerobatics were released by the Pakistani MoD. The... More of this article »

Malaysia Mulling Russia’s Trade-in Offer for Fighters

Malaysia is considering Russia’s offer of trading-in old, “problematic” Su-30MKM and MiG-29 jets for new Su-35, MiG-35 or Su-57 fighters under its fighter jet procurement program. “Even though we are not looking at purchasing... More of this article »
Image for Thailand Denies F-35, To Buy New Jets If Allowed Joint Development

Thailand Denies F-35, To Buy New Jets If Allowed Joint Development

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) will not purchase the F-35 fighter jets owing to its new policy of buying defence hardware only if allowed participation in the software development programme. “We are implementing a ‘pur­chase-and-develop’... More of this article »
Image for Russian S-300s, S-400s Fail to Detect Israeli F-35s Flying Over Syria: Reports

Russian S-300s, S-400s Fail to Detect Israeli F-35s Flying Over Syria: Reports

Russia’s advanced air defense systems, the S-300s and S-400s, were ineffectual in detecting Israeli F-35 stealth fighters flying over Syrian capital Damascus, Israeli media reported. Israeli media published the flight route of its... More of this article »
Image for Israel to Modernise Ukrainian MiG-29 Jets for $440M

Israel to Modernise Ukrainian MiG-29 Jets for $440M

Eleven of Ukraine’s MiG-29 fighters could be armed with advanced weapons along with receiving new capabilities owing to Israel’s offer of modernising the Russian-origin aircraft at a total cost of $440 million, according to a... More of this article »
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MiG-35 Shows Off New AESA Radar at MAKS 2019

The new AESA radar developed for MiG-35 fighter unveiled at MAKS 2019 airshow. Mikoyan MiG-35 fighter’s new AESA radar was unveiled at MAKS 2019 international air show today morning in Moscow. The 4++ generation jet was previously... More of this article »
Image for India Buys $218M Worth R-27 Missiles For Its Su-30MKI Fighters

India Buys $218M Worth R-27 Missiles For Its Su-30MKI Fighters

India has inked a $218 million (INR 1500 crore) agreement with Russia for Vympel R-27 air-to-air missiles under the emergency procurement route to arm the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) fleet of Su-30MKI fighters. The contract for... More of this article »
Image for Bulgaria Okays $1.26 Billion F-16 Purchase, Delivery By 2023

Bulgaria Okays $1.26 Billion F-16 Purchase, Delivery By 2023

Bulgaria has signed a $1.26 billion contract with the United States for 8 Lockheed Martin F-16 combat aircraft, delivery of which will be completed by 2023, the country’s defense ministry announced Wednesday. The NATO-member... More of this article »
Image for Angola Receives Last Batch of Su-30K Fighters From Belarus

Angola Receives Last Batch of Su-30K Fighters From Belarus

Belarus has delivered last of 12 Su-30K fighters to Angola last month, after they were upgraded by the 558th Aviation Repair Plant in conjunction with Russia’s Rosoboronexport. The last two Su-30Ks were delivered to Angola in April... More of this article »
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Russia looks to export Yak-130, MiG-29M Fighter Jets to Mexico

Mexico, which currently does not have any fighter jets in its air force is being wooed by Russia to sell its Yak-130 and MiG-29M Fighter Jets which will be presented at the  Mexico Aerospace Fair FAMEX-2019 later this week. The Russian... More of this article »
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Su-30MKM Life Extension May Put off Malaysian MRCA Procurement

Malaysia’s SU-30MKM fighter jets are now almost certain to get a life extension following the launch of a local enterprise to perform deep maintenance on the Russian-made fighter jets. Consequently, a plan to purchase the Dassault... More of this article »

Malaysian F/A-18 Hornet Engine Experiences Mid-Air Flameout At LIMA-19

Left engine of the Boeing F/A-18D strike fighter belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force experienced a flameout 50 feet above the ground, during a solo display on Tuesday, at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition,... More of this article »
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First Overhauled Malaysian Su-30MKM Aircraft to Debut at LIMA 19

The Royal Malaysian ​ Air Force (RMAF) is set to receive its first locally overhauled Su-30MKI fighter jet- bearing registration number M52-11 belonging to the 11 squadron at a ceremony on the opening day of the Langkawi International... More of this article »

Russian Yak-130 to Compete with Indian LCA Tejas in Malaysian Fighter Jet Program

Russian Yak-130 combat trainer will be pitted against the Indian LCA Tejas fighter jet for the Malaysian fighter replacement program as both have been invited to display their skills at the upcoming Langkawi International Exhibition... More of this article »

China Working On Matching JF-17 Block III With F-16 V Fighter Jet

China is working on making the Block III version of its JF-17 fighter jet to match the latest version of the United States F-16 V aircraft which has become a huge sales success in a relatively short span of time. The JF-17 is made... More of this article »
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Hungary to Auction Remaining MiG-29 Fighter Fleet

The Hungarian government has put its last batch of 19 MiG-29 fighter jets up for sale. The single lot includes 19 fighters MiG-29, partially dismantled, or designated as unsuitable, 20 engines and about 300 other items, including weapons... More of this article »

China Offering J-10 Fighters to Laos, Bangladesh as Rival to Russian Yak-130 Aircraft

China has started to hard-sell its J-10 fighter jet to Laos and Bangladesh to wean them off Russian aircraft such as the Yak-130 trainer/light fighter which both countries are considering. The country has been trying to get Pakistan... More of this article »
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Upgraded MiG-29 to take on F-16 in the Refurbished Fighter Jet Market

The MiG-29, one of Russia’s most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an air superiority fighter to a multi-role aircraft. The Indian Air Force (IAF) revealed the upgrade, called the... More of this article »
Image for Reliability of Russian Su-35, Su-30 Fighter Jets in Syria Up to 4 times of Expectations

Reliability of Russian Su-35, Su-30 Fighter Jets in Syria Up to 4 times of Expectations

Russia achieved excess of three to four times of projected levels of reliability indicators of its Su-35 and Su-30SM fighter aircraft operating in Syria, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov has said. “The achieved... More of this article »
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India’s Upgraded MiG-29 Fighter to Have Increased Flying Time

The Indian MiG-29 aircraft are being upgraded to match capabilities of a 4.5 generation of fighter jet and will be capable of increased duration of sorties. India’s only fighter Aircraft Repair Depot, Air Force station Ozar in Nashik... More of this article »