Airbus A320neo Sales 11 Times More Than Boeing 737 in 2019

March 18, 2020 @ 03:36 PM

Airbus sold 796 A320neo planes in 2019, more than eleven times Boeings tally of 737 order of 69 aircraft. The overall gross orders for Boeing in 2019 stood at 246 aircraft, down from 1090 a year before

Indonesia May Purchase US-made F-35 Jets Instead of Russian Su-35s

March 18, 2020 @ 11:13 AM

Indonesia has made a case for purchasing US-made F-35 fighter jets instead of Russian Su-35 aircraft, the countrys Deputy Defence Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono said. However, the Su-35 deal had not been canceled and Jakarta is under no pressure from Washington to walk away from the deal, Trenggono said today in...

US Okays Raytheon’s Coyote Block 2 Drone Killer for International Sales

March 18, 2020 @ 05:58 AM

The United States has approved the sale of Raytheons Coyote Block 2 counter-drone weapon as part of Howler counter-drone system for international sales. “The US government has cleared Raytheon to sell the Coyote Block 2 counter-drone weapon to approved allied nations as part of the Howler counter-drone system,” the company said...

India’s Advanced Tejas Jet Completes Maiden Flight

March 17, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

The advanced version of Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, SP-21, with features such as air-to-air refuelling and Beyond Visual Range Missile system completed its maiden flight on Tuesday. The Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard variant of Tejas flew for 40 minutes, after taking off from Bengalurus

Pratt & Whitney to Provide Engines for US, Japanese F-35 Fighters

March 17, 2020 @ 06:34 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Pratt & Whitney $320 million to supply 32 F135 engines to power F-35 stealth jets of the US Air Force, US Navy and Japan. “United Technologies Corp

Turkish Firm Develops Lightweight Anti-drone Gun

March 16, 2020 @ 07:14 AM

Turkish firm Harp Arge unveiled its new lightweight, electromagnetic anti-drone gun designed to disrupt communication between drones and their control units. The 2

All New Chinese Warplanes to Have Low-visibility Paint

March 16, 2020 @ 06:27 AM

China has issued new guidelines according to which all of its new fighter aircraft must be coated with low-visibility paint to reduce the chances of being visually spotted by adversaries. The regulations issued by Chinas PLA Air Force consists of 5 chapters and 16 articles sets clear standards for painting and marking of its aircraft

Indonesia, Russia Still Negotiating Su-35 Deal

March 16, 2020 @ 05:55 AM

Indonesia is still negotiating a deal to buy 9 Su-35 fighter jets with Russia and has not abandoned it under pressure from the United States. However, negotiations have remained struck over the last two years over issues such as price calculation for barter goods and the two countries not being able to negotiate a currency swap deal to replace the US dollar to fund the cash part of the deal

Boeing Delivers Second P-8A MPA to UK Royal Air Force

March 14, 2020 @ 05:19 AM

The UK Royal Air Force has taken the delivery of its second P-8A maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing on Friday. “Another significant step taken on our MPA journey

General Atomics to Buy SATCOM Radomes from Belgium

March 13, 2020 @ 10:41 AM

General Atomics is set to procure radomes to protect radars of its MQ-9B Sky Guardian and SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Belgim-based SABCA company. The Government of Belgium has approved Belgian Defense to negotiate the acquisition of MQ-9B to meet the nations RPA requirements

Turkey to Build Drone Control Center in Eastern Anatolia

March 13, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

Turkey will build a drone control center to house some of its drones such as the Anka and the Bayraktar, in eastern Erzurum province to target militants in the Eastern Anatolia region. The facility is expected to be operational soon, Turkish officials were quoted as saying by

India Issues RFI for 100 Loitering Munition Systems

March 13, 2020 @ 08:21 AM

The Indian Ministry of Defence has issued a request for information (RFI) to procure 100 loitering munition systems for the Indian Army. In late January this year, Israeli firm UVision Air announced a joint venture named “AVision” with Indias Aditya Precitech to manufacture loitering munitions under the brand PALM (Precision Attack Loitering Munition) Hero Systems