USAF Planning Test Flight of B-52 Bomber with Upgraded Electronic Warfare...

March 29, 2024 @ 11:35 AM

The United States' Air Force (USAF) plans to test fly its B-52 strategic bomber equipped with a new electronic warfare (EW) system supplied by L3 Harris this year. Under a $947 million contract awarded in 2021, L3Harris is upgrading the AN/ALQ-172 electronic warfare (EW) self-protection system for the B-52, enhancing its...

China's H-20 Stealth Bomber to be Unveiled "Soon"- PLA Air Force Dy...

March 14, 2024 @ 07:34 AM

China's long-awaited strategic stealth bomber, the H-20 will be unveiled "soon," according to a top Chinese PLA Air Force Commander. Deputy Commander of the PLA Air Force, Wang Wei, who is also a member of the 14th National Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC),...

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

Tests of PAK-DA Stealth Bomber’s Engine Prototype in 2020

February 10, 2020 @ 09:13 AM

The engine prototype of Russias long-range stealth bomber that is currently under development could be sent for its initial tests by the end of 2020

Russian MoD Greenlights Production of PAK-DA Long Range Stealth Bomber

February 3, 2020 @ 08:50 AM

The Russian MoD has signed a contract with the developer of PAK-DA long-range stealth bomber to commence production for a possible delivery by 2027. The PAK-DA is a stealthy long-range bomber that can deliver cruise missiles and even nuclear bombs

Modernized Tu-160M Bomber Completes Maiden Flight

February 3, 2020 @ 05:05 AM

Russia's first "deeply modernized" Tu-160M bomber made its first flight on Sunday. "Today our first deeply modernized Tu-160M bomber successfully performed its maiden flight

Russia To Develop Unmanned Sixth-Gen Strategic Bomber

December 31, 2019 @ 08:35 AM

Russia is planning to develop an unmanned sixth-generation strategic bomber with a target set for 2040. “Russia plans to create an unmanned sixth-generation strategic bomber by 2040,” Commander of Russian Long-Range Air Force Lieutenant General Sergey Kobylash during

Boeing Wins USAF's $400M Bomber Aircraft Contract

December 24, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract worth $400 million to provide engineering services for its fleet of B-1 and B;52 bomber aircraft. "The Boeing Co

Flight Tests of Modernised Tu-160M Strategic Bomber to Begin

November 28, 2019 @ 11:57 AM

Flight tests of Russias first “heavily upgraded” Tupolev Tu-160M strategic bomber is scheduled to begin soon with the aircraft being transported from Kazan factory to the testing ground. “The first heavily upgraded Tu-160M strategic bomber was transferred from the production workshops to the flight testing station of the Kazan Aviation Enterprise on November 28, for factory ground and flight tests," a source in the defense industry divulged

Upgraded Tu-160 Soviet-era Strategic Bomber to Enter Service in 2021

November 25, 2019 @ 08:38 AM

The modernised version of Soviet-era Tu-160 strategic bomber, is set to enter Russian military service in 2021. “Construction of the modernised Tu-160M for the Ministry of Defense has already begun

China’s H-6N Strategic Bomber with Aerial Refuelling Capability Debuts at National day...

October 1, 2019 @ 07:20 AM

Chinas H-6N strategic bomber boasting of aerial refuelling capabilities participated in the National Day parade for the first time in Beijing on Tuesday. Aside of the H-6N, H-6K variant also took part at the Tuesday event

Su-25UB Fighter-bomber Crashes in Russia, Both Pilots Killed

September 3, 2019 @ 01:25 PM

One of Russia's Sukhoi Su-25UB fighter-bombers crashed in the Stavropol Region while on a routine training sortie killing both pilots onboard, Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. "On September 3, a Sukhoi-25UB fighter-bomber crashed during a routine training flight