New Russian Tu-160M2 Strategic Bomber To Fly In February 2018

November 9, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

The first prototype of Russia's upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bomber will perform its maiden flight from the airfield of the Kazan Aviation Enterprise in February 2018. "The plane with the factory number 804 based on Soviet aircraft breakthroughs will be rolled out of the final assembly workshop of the Kazan Aviation...

US Air Force to Recall Up to 1000 Retired Pilots

October 21, 2017 @ 07:34 AM

The US Air Force plans to recall up to 1000 retired pilots to active duty following the signing of a Presidential executive order Friday. "We anticipate that the secretary of defense will delegate the authority to the secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up...

Russian Defense Ministry Takes Delivery Of Second Batch Of Su-34 Bombers

October 16, 2017 @ 11:58 AM

The Russian Federation Ministry of Defence has received the second batch of Sukhoi Su-34 frontline bombers, as part of the 2017 state defence order on October 16. The first batch of bombers was delivered in May 2017 to Eastern Military District air units

US B-1B bomber, F-22 fighters To Participate In Seoul Airshow Next Week...

October 14, 2017 @ 10:53 AM

The US Air Force announced Friday that they are preparing to send a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber, F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets and other key defence assets to participate in an airshow to be held next week in Seoul, Yonhap news agency reports. Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2017...

Russian Su-24 Bomber Rolls-off Runway In Syria, Killing Crew

October 10, 2017 @ 10:39 AM

Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber rolled off the runway during take-off in Syria on Tuesday killing the crew, the Defense Ministry said. The accident occurred at the Hmeymim air base, in Latakia Governorate, when the aircraft when building up speed before the take-off

Upgraded NK-32 Engine Designed For Russian Tu-160 Bombers Enters Testing Phase

October 6, 2017 @ 01:25 PM

Russias state-owned company United Engine Corporation has begun testing an upgraded NK-32 02 aircraft engines designed for the Tu-160 supersonic heavy strategic bomber. "The bench tests of the new NK-32 02 series engines meant for the strategic missile carrying bomber Tupolev-160M2 are in progress at the public joint stock company PAO Kuznetsov in Samara," TASS reports citing a statement made by the firm

Russian Military Practicing Air Bombing Drill Near North Korean Border

September 28, 2017 @ 02:26 PM

Russias armed forces are conducting a large scale air drill near its border with China and North Korea, the countrys state news agency Tass reported Tuesday

BAE Systems Wins $64 Million USAF Bomber Armament Tester System Contract

September 28, 2017 @ 12:53 AM

BAE Systems has won $64 million contract for the design, development, manufacture, and sustainment of the Bomber Armament Tester (BAT) System for the Air Force bomber fleet. This contract provides for engineering and manufacturing development of 90 BAT systems capable of being utilized on the B-2A, B1-B, and B-52H weapon systems, US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday

KRET Designs Electronic Warfare System for Russia’s New Strategic Bomber

September 27, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

Russian Defence Electronics manufacturer, KRET has begun designing a radically new electronic warfare (EW) system for the future strategic bomber, PAK DA which is intended to replace the Tu-95 and Tu-160 long range bombers. The new aircraft is expected to make its public debut in 2018 and take to the skies in 2025-2026

Russian Bombers Escorted By US Fighter Jets During Routine Flights Over Baltic,...

September 21, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers were escorted by US fighter jets while carrying out flights over the Baltic and Norwegian Seas Wednesday. The Russian defense ministry said in a statement Thursday that "a pair of aircraft of Russian bombers were escorted by fighter jets F-16 of the Belgian Air Force, F-18 of the Finnish Air Force, F-15 of the US Air Force and JAS-39 of the Swedish Air Force during 70 minutes", during routine flights over neutral waters of the Baltic and Norwegian seas

US Military Deploys B-1B Bombers, F-35 Fighters in Exercise near North Korean...

September 18, 2017 @ 09:40 AM

The US military has deployed a pair of B-1B bombers and four F-35B fighter jets in a bombing drill with South Korea along the border with North Korea. "They dropped inert bombs onto the Pilseung shooting range in Taebaek, Gangwon Province, during the exercise held from noon till 2:30 p

South Korea, US to Deploy Aircraft Carrier, Missiles, Bombers In Response To...

September 4, 2017 @ 09:58 AM

South Korea and the US plan to deploy a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, strategic bombers and Taurus guided missiles mounted on F-15K fighter jets in Seoul as a response to North Korean latest nuclear test. The South Korean National Assemblys defense committee in its report state that its military will stage a unilateral live-fire drill involving Taurus air-to-surface guided missiles mounted on F-15K fighter jets this month, Seouls defense ministry was quoted as saying by Yonhap Monday