142 of 434 British Fighter-bombers Unfit to Fly

January 22, 2019 @ 08:44 AM

A third of Royal Air Force frontline fighter-bombers are unfit to fly, according to a Freedom of Information request. Of the 434 aircraft, 142 of them, which include 55 Typhoons are sidelined,

Russian Su-34 Fleet Grounded After Two Aircraft Collide

January 18, 2019 @ 10:13 AM

The Russian Su-34 fleet has been grounded after two of the jets collided mid-air while training over Sea of Japan on Friday. "On 18 January, at 8:07 (Moscow time), while performing a planned training flight over the Sea of Japan, 35 kilometers from the coast, two Su-34 planes of the Far...

Upgraded Tu-160M2 to be Inducted into Russia's Long Range Aviation

December 22, 2018 @ 08:27 AM

Upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bombers will soon be inducted into Russias Long-Range Aviation soon, Long-Range Air Force Commander Lieutenant-General Sergei Kobylash said Friday. "The long-range Air Force will soon get modernized Tu-160M2 aircraft with the improved characteristics

Embedded Refueling Probe Seen on China’s J20 Stealth Fighter Jet

November 15, 2018 @ 06:13 AM

China's J-20 stealth fighter jet has been equipped with a retractable refueling probe embedded on the right side of the cockpit, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday. Embedded under the fuselage, the probe only pops up when the fighter jet conducts an aerial refueling mission

China Reveals Hong-20, New-gen Stealth Bomber Program

October 10, 2018 @ 10:08 AM

China has revealed a new-generation stealth bomber program, Hong-20 whose flight trials may take place soon, state-owned Global Times newspaper reported today. The Hong-20 official unveiling could be slated for next months Zhuhai Air show though there is no confirmation of it as yet

Iran Supplied Su-25 Fighters to Iraq, Baghdad Denies

August 30, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

An Iranian official said the country has supplied Iraq with Sukhoi Su-25 fighter planes for intensifying anti-ISIS operations, but Baghdad has denied the claims, according to a report by Asharq Al-Awsat

Bulgaria Shortlists Russian UAC, Belarusian ARP to Overhaul Su-25 Fleet

August 23, 2018 @ 11:10 AM

The Bulgarian ministry of defense (MoD) has invited bids from Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Belarusian 558 Aircraft Repair Plant (ARP) to overhaul its Su-25 fleet. The estimated value of the contract is 41 million levs ($24

Russia to Modernize Tu-95MSM Strategic Bombers

August 16, 2018 @ 07:43 AM

Tupolev has signed a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry to modernize strategic bomber and missile carrier Tu-95MSM, the company's general director, Alexander Konyukhov said. "The contract for deep modernization - Tu-95MSM - was signed a month and a half ago, and the work was deployed at the Taganrog Aviation Plant (Beriev-IFTTC)," Konyukhov was quoted as saying by

Russia to Roll-out First Prototype of Modernized Tu-22M3M Bomber Thursday

August 15, 2018 @ 09:10 AM

Russia is set to roll-out the first prototype of modernized long-range missile carrier-bomber Tu-22M3M on August 16. The first prototype of a deeply modernized long-range missile carrier-bomber Tu-22M3M was created, Interfax was told in the press service of the Tupolev company

British Typhoon Aircraft Scrambled To Intercept Russian Bomber Over Black Sea

July 27, 2018 @ 12:52 PM

The Royal Air Force scrambled Typhoon fighter jets based in Romania on Thursday, in response to Russian Su-24 FENCER aircraft operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea. Operating from the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta on the Black Sea coast, the RAF Typhoons responded to the suspected bomber aircraft heading west towards NATO airspace, the British MOD announced Thursday

Vietnamese Su-22 Bomber Crashes Killing Two Pilots

July 26, 2018 @ 01:23 PM

A Su-22 fighter –bomber belonging to the Vietnam air defense forces crashed in the central region of Nghe An killing both the pilots. The su-22 with two pilots on board had an accident when conducting aregular training flight on a hill in Nghe An, Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Trong Nghia, vice chairman of the General Political Department under the Vietnamese People's Army was quoted as saying by VietNamNet news daily Thursday

Gripen Jets Drop Paveway Bombs to Extinguish Forest Fires in Sweden

July 26, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

The Swedish Air Force's Gripen Jets dropped Paveway guided bombs to extinguish a raging forest fire in central Sweden yesterday. According to Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, the 500-pound class GBU-49/B Paveway precision-guided bomb was dropped from 3,000 metres reaching speeds of 550 km/h before hitting its target