Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35 aircraft may hinder the market for the latter which is the current top-line Russian fighter jet. With the Su-35 being much pricier than the Su-30; operators of the latter may find a strong value proposition in upgrading their existing aircraft to the Su-35 standard an even more cost-effective option
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical applications in aerospace and defence (A & D) industry. China threatened sanctions against US companies selling arms to Taiwan during last week - though it has not named them officially - the companies could include Lockheed Martin (F-16 jets sold to Taiwan), Raytheon (Stinger missiles), General Dynamics (M1A2T tanks), and BAE and Oshkosh (tanks equipment)
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks to zero competition; that could be about to change with the Russian Su-57 fifth-geneation aircraft preparing to be offered for international sales. An export version of the jet, the Su-57E could be offered to prospective customers in the Middle East and Asia with the Dubai Air show in November this year becoming the likely international launch pad for the F-35 challenger
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS). In March 2018 Rosoboronexport had declared the launch of the international marketing of its Buk-M3 Viking, the newest multi-missile mobile medium-range ADMS from Russia
The MiG-29, one of Russias 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 MiG-29UPG ahead of the Air Force Day celebrations in October 2018
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near Moscow next week. The Su-57 is the production version of the FGFA previously designated as PAK-FA or T-50
The American-made Patriot and Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems are currently hogging international orders despite their price tags running into billions of dollars. While the Patriot has more or less a captive market within United States allies, the S-400 has had to sell on its capabilities alone having won orders from Turkey and China, countries which compete with Russia in the international arms market
The Russian ministry of defense on Thursday published a series of videos showcasing the production, deployment and installation and testing of its latest missile defense systems on its official Youtube channel. Among the videos published by the MoD, one video showcases the production of Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) and Burevestnik missiles, workshop where Ocean Multipurpose System, ‘Poseidon based on unmanned underwater vehicles are assembled and a recording of the deployment of Peresvet combat laser system
The market for fighter jets in countries which are expected to have open competitions is estimated at US$50 billion to $60 billion. India, Switzerland, Belgium, Malaysia, Germany, Singapore and Morocco are among countries looking at buying new aircraft to replace old western or Soviet bloc aircraft
The Indian MoD's plan to purchase 110 fighter jets may be its costliest fighter jet buy ever with the entire deal pegged at US$18 billion despite 85% of the aircraft to be manufactured in India. With the date for response to the Request for information (RFI) drawing near, several foreign aircraft suppliers are gearing up to participate in the estimated $20 billion program, billed as one of the biggest in the world and the costliest fighter jet purchase in India
Indias plans of integrating the MBDAs meteor missile on its LCA Tejas and Su-30MKI aircraft may not happen due to a reported reluctance on the part of MBDA to mount the missile on any Russian and Israeli platforms. An Indian media source reported last week quoting an unnamed IAF official as saying, “The European manufacturers have told Air Force that they would not integrate the Meteor missile on either Russian platforms or with the Israeli equipment which can create issues but efforts are on to find a way out on the issue
The most-read stories on the defenseworld.net news portal included Thailand terminating its tanks contract with Ukraine, Canadas plans to buy Boeing Hornets, Turkeys S-400 missile deal with Russia and the THAAD missile issue in South Korea and the submarine markets around the world
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Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near...