Britain's Royal Air Force To Scrap 16 Eurofighter Typhoons

January 30, 2018 @ 09:57 AM

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) intends to scrap 16 Eurofighter Typhoons as part of a project to save GBP 800 million (USD1.13 billion) on the running cost of the service's combat aircraft fleet

China’s Fifth-gen J-20 Stealth Fighter Takes Part In First Combat Drill

January 24, 2018 @ 09:55 AM

Chinas J-20 ‘fifth-generation multirole fighter has taken part in its first combat drills since its March 2017 deployment, according to a 12 January report by the state-owned China Daily newspaper. Citing Peoples Liberation Army Air Force announcement, the paper reported that exercises featured J-20 aircraft simulating aerial combat with older J-16...

Japan’s First Locally-assembled F-35A Steath Fighter to be Commissioned Friday

January 23, 2018 @ 05:43 AM

The first F-35A stealth fighter jet of Japans Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) is expected to be commissioned to the Misawa base in Aomori Prefecture on Friday, Japanese media said quoting Defense Ministry officials Monday. The fighter was assembled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd

China Modifies H-6G Bomber into Electronic Warfare Aircraft

January 22, 2018 @ 09:03 AM

China has deployed modified H-6G bomber fitted with Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pods to the disputed South China Sea region, in a move to greatly enhance the navy's capabilities in modern warfare to safeguard the country's sea rights, local media reports. The H-6G bomber developed for 10 years with the ECM pods...

Saudi Tornado GR4 Fighter Bomber Crashes In Yemen Due To Technical Error

January 8, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Saudi-led coalition issued a statement Sunday that a warplane from Saudi Arabias air forces fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen crashed due to a technical fault while conducting military operations. The statement comes following the claim made by Houthi rebels that they shot down a Tornado GR4 fighter bomber...

Russia Close to Complete First Future Strategic Bomber Prototype Development

December 24, 2017 @ 03:54 AM

Russia is close to finish the development of its Future Strategic Bomber (PAK DA) prototype model that will replace Tu-22M3, Tu-95MS and Tu-60 bombers. "We have already been very close to making the first prototype model," defense and security committee chairman of the Federation Council Viktor Bondarev was quoted as saying by

Chinese Bombers, Fighters, Surveillance Aircraft Encounter Interference from Foreign Aircraft

December 19, 2017 @ 03:07 PM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force reported that its bombers, fighters and surveillance aircraft have encountered interference from foreign warplanes during a training mission over Tsushima Strait. This is the first time that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has flown over the Tsushima Strait, Shen Jinke, Chinese military spokesperson was quoted as saying in a statement on the PLA Air Forces Sina Weibo account Monday

BAE Systems Armament Tester for USAF Bomber Fleet

December 19, 2017 @ 09:59 AM

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Lockheed Martin Test Fires Production-configured LRASM from USAF B-1B Bomber

December 13, 2017 @ 11:57 AM

Lockheed Martin has test fired production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a US Air Force B-1B bomber. During the test over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California, B-1B aircrew simultaneously launched two LRASMs against multiple maritime targets, meeting the primary test objectives, including target impact, the company said in a statement Wednesday

US, Japan Conduct Strategic Bomber Drills near North Korea in August

November 24, 2017 @ 06:54 AM

The USAF and Japans Air Self-defense Force held drills with two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers near North Korea in August. “Two US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress assigned to 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, flew from Barksdale to conduct training with two Koku-Jieitai (Air Self-Defense Force) F-15 fighter jets over the Sea of Japan, Aug

Russia to Fully Replace Tu-60 Current Fleet With Modernized Models

November 17, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

Russian Ministry of Defence plans to fully replace the T-160 current fleet with modernized models. “All the Tu-160 aircraft that comprise the long-range air force are to be replaced with modernized models

Russia Turns Down Requests to Convert Tupolev Bombers to Supersonic Business Jets

November 14, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Russia regularly turns down enquiries from wealthy foreign clients to convert Tupolev long-range bombers to supersonic business class jet. “Wealthy foreign clients regularly address the Russian aircraft-building company Tupolev for making a private supersonic business class jet on the basis of Russias Strategic bombers Tupolev-160 or Tupolev-22M3,” Tupolev Deputy CEO for Design and R&D, Valery Solozobov, were quoted as saying by