Russia to Upgrade Strategic Bombers

August 28, 2019 @ 10:21 AM

Moscow has launched a program to upgrade and modernise Tu-22, Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers, Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov was quoted as saying by Lenta

North Korea Practicing Bombing with WWII Era AN-2 Biplanes

August 24, 2019 @ 09:32 AM

North Korea reportedly intricately cut grass in shapes similar to South Korean military hardware including F-15K jets just outside Sondok Military Airport, and has been practicing with its WWII-era Antonov An-2 biplane. The Soviet-origin obsolete aircraft have been put to use by Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) to simulate bombing...

Russia to Reconstruct WWII era Tu-2 Aircraft Lying in US Museum

August 19, 2019 @ 09:51 AM

Russia plans to acquire a World War II era bomber, the Tu-2, lying in a United States museum, reconstruct the aircraft and put it into active service. "For the first time in the world, a Tu-2 bomber will be reconstructed to its operational condition on the premises of the Novosibirsk State...

Russian Tu-160 Strategic Bombers Flown to Airbase Close to US Mainland

August 16, 2019 @ 09:22 AM

Russian Aerospace Forces have flown two of their Tu-160 strategic long range bombers to an airbase in the Russian far-east which is a mere 600 km from the United States mainland. The supersonic bombers which are capable of carrying nuclear weapons with over 6000 km operating range, have a vast swath...

New Version Of China's JH-7 Fighter Bomber Flies At Russian Event

August 8, 2019 @ 12:53 PM

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has sent new version of its JH-7AII fighter bomber warplane to the Aviadarts competition to be held in Russia under the International Army Games 2019, the Chinese media have reported. "Participating in a competition held abroad shows the newly upgraded warplane is technically mature...

USAF’s B-1B Bombers To Return To Services After Four-week Hiatus

April 25, 2019 @ 10:42 AM

United States Air Force (USAF)s B-1B Lancer strategic bomber fleet is set to return to flying operations after being grounded for four weeks, according to media reports. The fleet was grounded after defects were discovered in the bombers emergency escape system related to drogue chutes in the aircrafts ACES II ejection seats

USAF to Acquire 10 Additional Boeing F-15Xs, 6 Fewer Lockheed F-35s In...

March 20, 2019 @ 07:25 AM

The United States Air Force (USAF) will purchase 18 Boeing F-15X upgraded jets up from 8; and 48 Lockheed Martin F-35 jets down from 54 annually, according to its new five-year defense hardware procurement plan announced Monday. Starting next year, the USAF plans to procure 18 F-15X jets for $7

Leonardo to Configure C-27J For Fire-fighting Capability

March 19, 2019 @ 06:05 PM

Leonardo is looking to configure the C-27J to make the aircraft better capable of fire-fighting operations to expand its multirole capabilities. The C-27J fire-fighter has a roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace for airborne fire-fighting technology and capability, the company said in a statement Tuesday

Harris Corp Wins $44M for Electronic Jammers On Kuwaiti F/A-18s

March 9, 2019 @ 07:23 AM

American company Harris Corp has won a $43.2 million modification contract for additional electronic warfare equipment on Kuwait's F/A-18s fleet

Israel to Choose Between Lockheed F-35, Boeing F-15

March 4, 2019 @ 05:50 PM

Israel is poised to choose between two fighters- Lockheed Martin's F-35 and Boeing's F-15 for its Air Force at a price of $11 billion as a part of its arms procurement plan. The country had on its list to purchase a squadron of combat jets, 5-7 aircraft for airborne refuelling and transportation helicopters to replace the four-decades-old Yasur (Sea Stallion) helicopters using the US defence aid money

Rolls-Royce to Offer F130 to Replace USAF B-52 Bomber Engines

February 26, 2019 @ 09:50 AM

Rolls-Royce will offer F130 engine as its entrant for the United States Air Force B-52 bomber re-engining competition to replace the Pratt & Whitney TF33 engine. The company plans to build a powerplant at its renovated Indianapolis facility if it wins the competition, Rolls-Royce Vice President for Military Strategic Systems John Kusnierek was quoted as saying by

Russia Grounds Tu-22M3 Bomber Fleet after Tuesday’s Crash

January 23, 2019 @ 03:51 AM

Russia has grounded its Tu-22M3 fleet until the end of probe into the causes of Tuesdays air crash that killed three crew members. "For now all Tupolev-22M3 have been banned from flying until the causes of todays crash become clear,"