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...

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...

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

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 Enterprise and delivered to the flight testing station in November this year

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 to three years," Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement as quoted by news agencies