Australian Growler Plane Catches Fire While Take-off During US Red Flag Exercise

January 29, 2018 @ 02:47 PM

An Australian Growler Electronic Warfare jet caught fire after an aborted takeoff during Exercise Red Flag at a US military base in Nevada on Sunday, due to a reported engine failure. All Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) personnel were reported as safe and the Defence Department said there were "no serious...

Israeli IAI Delivers Second Early Warning Plane to Italy

January 22, 2018 @ 10:43 AM

Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) has delivered the second early warning aircraft to Italy under a reciprocal procurement deal in exchange for the purchase Leonardo M-346 training aircraft estimated at $1 billion. The early warning planes supplied to Italy were built on the platform of the Gulfstream executive jets equipped with the...

Turkey’s CN-235 Military Plane Crashes Killing Three Onboard

January 17, 2018 @ 01:25 PM

Turkeys CASA CN-235 military training plane has crashed Tuesday in the countrys southern Isparta province, killing three crew members, Daily Sabah reports Wednesday. Rescue teams reached the wreck of aircraft at a remote location in Yalvaç distrcit, the provinces Governor Şehmus Günaydın was quoted as saying

Lockheed Martin Wins $33 Million to Support South Korean Krypton Mission Equipment

December 30, 2017 @ 06:49 AM

Lockheed Martin has been awarded $33.6 million contract action for support of the Korea Peace Krypton prime mission equipment, RC-800 aircraft and technical manuals

US Air Force’s E-8C JSTARS Suffered Engine Mishap During Maintenance

December 28, 2017 @ 09:13 AM

The E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) of the US Air Force suffered damage during a ground maintenance operations engine run at Robinson Air Force Base, Georgia, on December 19. According to airforcetimes

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

Northrop Grumman Wins $750 Million to Upgrade 75 US Special Electronic Mission

December 7, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $750 million US DoD contract to perform upgrades, modernization and integration for the US Armys Special Electronic Mission Aircraft (SEMA) fleet. This fixed- wing airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) fleet includes the RC-12X Guardrail, the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System and Airborne Reconnaissance Low variants

US Navy Poseidon Endures 'Violent Turbulene' Following Intercept by Russian Su-30 Fighter...

November 29, 2017 @ 01:10 PM

A US Navy P8 Poseidon Maritime surveillance Aircraft endured 'violent turbulence' after it was intercepted by a Russian Su-30 fighter jet over the Black Sea close to the Russian coast on November 25. "The Su-30 crossed within 50 feet, of the Poseidons path, moving from right to left and causing the Navy aircraft to fly through the Russian aircrafts jet wash

US Navy Aircraft Crashes Southeast Of Okinawa, Eight Rescued, Three Missing

November 22, 2017 @ 01:57 PM

The US Navy has recovered eight personnel following a C2-A Greyhound aircraft crash southeast of Okinawa at approximately 3:23 p.m

Russian A-100 AWACS Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight, Deliveries to Start in 2020

November 20, 2017 @ 09:13 AM

Russian Beriev A-100 airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft based on the Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft has completed its maiden flight. The Russian ministry of defense posted pictures of the maiden flight on its official micro-blogging twitter handle Monday

Taiwan to Commission 12 P-3C Orion Anti-submarine Aircraft in December

November 13, 2017 @ 03:25 PM

Taiwan will commission 12 military aircraft acquired from the United States to replace its existing fleet of 11 S-2T anti-submarine aircraft in December, the Air Force said. In a statement, the Air Force said it has taken full delivery of the 12 P-3C Orion aircraft, which are equipped with torpedoes and depth bombs designed to sink fast, deep-diving nuclear submarines and high-performance surface ships, Focus Taiwan reported Sunday

Russian Airborne Troops To Get 20 Modern Combat Drones By Year-end

November 11, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

Russia's Airborne Troops will receive 20 modern unmanned aeiral vehicles (UAV) by this year end, the defense ministry in Moscow said Friday. The delivery of modern aircraft comprises of -- roughly 20 multi-role Orlan, Eleron and Tahion UAV complexes, the release said, adding that they will be used during exercises in order to conduct air, optoelectronic, radio and radio-technical reconnaissance, and transmit target data to the means of fire and spotting means