Chinas new generation stealth fighter jet J-20 has been commissioned into the countrys Air Force. Video footage from CCTV Channel 7 on Friday night showed J-20 fighters beiing operationalized into the PLA air force with Y-20 transport planes and H-6K bombers
Chinas indigenous Wing-Loong II reconnaissance and strike multi-role endurance Unmanned Aircraft System has completed its maiden flight. The UAS made its first appearance on the runway of a highland airfield in western China before conducting a 31-minute flight Monday
Curtiss-Wright has completed the acquisition of Teletronics Technology Corporation (TTC) for $233 million in cash. TTC is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-technology data acquisition and comprehensive flight test instrumentation systems for critical aerospace and defense applications
Nigerian Federal Budget has confirmed an order for three JF-17 fighter aircraft along with 10 Super Mushak trainers from Pakistan. Although there have been multiple reports of Nigerian officials and state documents listing the purchase, this is first-hand confirmation from the Government of Nigeria, Quwa reported Thursday
The US ally Saudi Arabia has signed a deal with China to buy drones that are capable of carrying missiles and laser guided bombs. The drones Wing Loong (Pterodactyl), which are also capable of using other modern methods of firing, are beneficial to Saudi kingdom in its operation against rebels
Pakistan is planning to formally launch its new JF-17B dual seat fighter jet by April 2017, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said Wednesday. The jet is set to make its maiden flight by the end of this year, Dawn reported citing a statement by PAF officials
Pakistan plans to increase the rate of manufacture of the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft from 17 in 2015 to 24 in 2016. The countrys Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman expressed determination to produce up to 24 jets in 2016
Pakistan has displayed Chinese or jointly produced military equipment and weaponry during the National Day parade on March 23 in Islamabad. The military warplanes included five types of China-made fixed wing aircraft, J-7PG and J-7P developed by China independently and JF-17 Thunder, jointly developed by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex,
China is close to batch production stage of its fifth-generation J-20 stealth fighter aircraft. Peoples Daily Online news daily cited Song Xinzhi, a Chinese military expert on air force equipment in a media interview that the J-20 fighter is close to batch production stage and its yellow painting implies that its stealth performance has possibly passed the test
Nigeria has set aside $25 million to acquire three JF-17 Thunder multirole fighters in 2016 from Pakistan, local media reported. Apart from the fighters, the Nigerian government also plans to acquire 10 PAC Super Mushshak basic trainers and two Mi-35M helicopters, Nigerian newspaper Punch reported quoting information obtained from a leaked copy of the government procurement plans in the 2016 budget, Wednesday
Sri Lanka has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pakistan on Tuesday to purchase at least 8 JF-17 Thunder fighter jets. The deal was signed during a visit to Sri Lanka by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif this week, confirming earlier rumors about an imminent deal
Pakistan has invited Sri Lanka to send an evaluation team of technicians and pilots to Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC)'s Kamra facilities that produce JF-17 fighter jet. Pakistan is eyeing to secure a deal with Sri Lanka during Pakistani prime-minister Nawaz Sharifs scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in the first week of January
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