French Rafale Jet to Get its Biggest Bomb, the 1000kg AASM

January 27, 2023 @ 02:35 PM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) pronounced the qualification of the AASM 1000 GS bomb (modular air-to-ground armament) of 1,000 kg propelled with GPS and inertial guidance.The AASM 1000 is one of the new capabilities of the Rafale F4 standard, whose qualification of the first increment (F4

UEC to Set up $ 504 Million Component Plant for Russia's New...

January 27, 2023 @ 03:06 AM

United Engine Corporation (UEC) of Russia will begin construction of a large factory to manufacture parts for new aircraft engines for aircraft and helicopters with an investments about 35 billion rubles ($ 504 Million).In four buildings of the new industrial facility, UEC will launch the production of components for a...

Lockheed Martin's F-16 Block 70 Marks First Flight, Jet Meant for Bahrain

January 25, 2023 @ 01:54 AM

Lockheed Martin on Tuesday announced the first flight of its F-16 Block 70 at its Greenville, South Carolina site. This F-16 Block 70 jet is the first of 16 jets to be delivered to Bahrain

Indonesia orders Six Additional T-50i Combat-Trainer Aircraft from Korea Aerospace

July 22, 2021 @ 07:14 AM

Korea Aerospace Industries announced Tuesday that it had signed an export contract for six units of the T-50i, an introductory tactical trainer, with the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (I-MoD). The T-50i is a trainer aircraft built to the requirements of the Indonesian Air Force based on the T-50

French Air Force Orders Nine Pilatus PC-21 Training Aircraft

July 19, 2021 @ 05:01 PM

The French Air Force has ordered nine Pilatus PC-21 training aircraft to add to the 17 planes it purchased in 2017. The PC-21s will be deployed to train future military pilots who will subsequently step up to the nations multi-role lead-fighter

Russian Jets Showed Missiles, Bombs to Intimidate Dutch Warship in Black Sea

June 30, 2021 @ 11:49 AM

In a show of might, Russian fighter aircraft armed with missiles and bombs tried to intimidate HNLMS Evertsen (F805) De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate operated by the Royal Netherlands Navy in the Black Sea. That incident occurred last Thursday when the naval vessel was south-east of Crimea

Saab to Upgrade German Tornado Aircrafts’ Radar Warners

May 25, 2021 @ 08:01 AM

Saab is poised to upgrade the Radar warning equipment on the Tornado aircraft operated by the German Air Force, following an order from Panavia Aircraft GmbH. Saab will supply modern digital components, which will enhance the processing power and extend the lifetime of the Tornados radar warning equipment

Croatia Could Soon Buy 12 Used Rafale Jets for Euro 1 Billion

May 21, 2021 @ 05:53 PM

The Croatian government is likely to buy 12 used French Rafale fighter jets and a decision could be announced on May 28, on the occasion of the countrys Armed Forces Day. The used planes are to be drawn from French Air Force inventory and are 10 year old, Croatian publication

Argentine Air Force Orders Six IA-63 Pampa III Trainer-Light Attack Aircraft

May 18, 2021 @ 05:09 PM

The Argentine Air Force has ordered six new IA-63 Pampa III Block II trainer-light attack aircraft besides upgrades to three IA-63 Pampa II from a domestic company, Argentine Aircraft ‘Brigadier San martin (FaDeA). The deal is worth a total of $103

France, Germany, Spain Commit to FCAS First Flight by 2027

May 18, 2021 @ 04:08 AM

The defence ministers of France, Germany and Spain have finalized the next phase of the NGWS / FCAS (Next Generation Weapon System / Future Combat Air System) program, which should culminate by 2027 with the first flight of a combat aircraft demonstrator. Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces of France, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Minister of Defense of Germany, and Margarita Robles, Minister of Defense of Spain

Egypt to Buy 30 Rafale Jets, Contract Signed with France

May 4, 2021 @ 04:37 AM

Egypt and France signed a contract for the supply of 30 Rafale fighter jets, Egyptian defense ministry announced on its website early on Tuesday. "Egypt and France signed a contract to supply 30 Rafale jets through the Egyptian Armed Forces and the French Dassault Aviation company, provided that, the concluded contract is financed through a financing loan of a minimum duration of 10 years," the ministry said

Superconducting-engine Based Electric Airplane to be displayed at MAKS 2021

March 25, 2021 @ 05:37 AM

The first Russian electric airplane, whose engine works on a superconducting system, will be showcased at MAKS 2021 air show, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Wednesday. "This is what was done with the Fund of Advanced Studies - an electric airplane based on superconductivity principles," Borisov said in comments quoted by TASS