The French Direct General Armaments (DGA) has commenced equipping the Airbus A330 MRTT fleet with the MELISSA satellite communications antenna, allowing access to the SYRACUSE IV military constellation. The A330 MRTT Phoenix fleet will thus have a high-speed, sovereign and secure communications capacity, associated with increased means of transmission as part...
Russias Federal Service of Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) has accused Slovakia of gross violation of the agreement between the Russian Federation and the Slovak Republic in transferring four MiG-29 aircraft to Ukraine. According to the Military-Technical Cooperation agreement of April 29, 1997: "each of the Contracting Parties will not be without...
China's Y-20 transport aircraft is expected to spawn variants such as early warning aircraft, a command and control aircraft, a long-range electronic warfare aircraft, or even a drone carrier.Besides, an expected engine upgrade will allow it to fly longer distance and carry more cargo than the current aircraft
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
United Engine Corporation (UEC) of Russia will begin construction of a large factory to manufacture parts for new aircraft engines for aircraft and helicopters with an investments about 35 billion rubles ($ 504 Million).In four buildings of the new industrial facility, UEC will launch the production of components for a...
Lockheed Martin on Tuesday announced the first flight of its F-16 Block 70 at its Greenville, South Carolina site. This F-16 Block 70 jet is the first of 16 jets to be delivered to Bahrain
Korea Aerospace Industries announced Tuesday that it had signed an export contract for six units of the T-50i, an introductory tactical trainer, with the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (I-MoD). The T-50i is a trainer aircraft built to the requirements of the Indonesian Air Force based on the T-50
The French Air Force has ordered nine Pilatus PC-21 training aircraft to add to the 17 planes it purchased in 2017. The PC-21s will be deployed to train future military pilots who will subsequently step up to the nations multi-role lead-fighter
In a show of might, Russian fighter aircraft armed with missiles and bombs tried to intimidate HNLMS Evertsen (F805) De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate operated by the Royal Netherlands Navy in the Black Sea. That incident occurred last Thursday when the naval vessel was south-east of Crimea
Saab is poised to upgrade the Radar warning equipment on the Tornado aircraft operated by the German Air Force, following an order from Panavia Aircraft GmbH. Saab will supply modern digital components, which will enhance the processing power and extend the lifetime of the Tornados radar warning equipment
The Croatian government is likely to buy 12 used French Rafale fighter jets and a decision could be announced on May 28, on the occasion of the countrys Armed Forces Day. The used planes are to be drawn from French Air Force inventory and are 10 year old, Croatian publication
The Argentine Air Force has ordered six new IA-63 Pampa III Block II trainer-light attack aircraft besides upgrades to three IA-63 Pampa II from a domestic company, Argentine Aircraft ‘Brigadier San martin (FaDeA). The deal is worth a total of $103