Japan Plans to Upgrade 16 Airports, Ports for Military Use

March 29, 2024 @ 08:15 AM

Japan is set to upgrade five airports and eleven seaports for use by its defense forces and coast guard during military emergencies, Kyodo News reported on March 27. The Japanese government, through Kyodo News, revealed plans to upgrade five airports and eleven seaports to facilitate military operations during emergencies

Chinese Y-20 Plane to Spawn Early Warning, Electronic Warfare Variants

January 27, 2023 @ 02:58 PM

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

French Air Force Orders Nine Pilatus PC-21 Training Aircraft

July 19, 2021 @ 05:01 PM

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

CH-53K Heavy Transport in Helicopter Carrier Tests

August 12, 2020 @ 04:08 PM

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy transport helicopter completed tests on a US Navy helicopter carrier at the end of June 2020. The test, which took place over around 14 days in the Atlantic Ocean, included taking off and landing from various deck positions by day and night under severe weather conditions,...

USAF Reserve Takes Delivery of First Lockheed HC-130J

April 4, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

The US Air Force Reserve recieved their first HC-130J Combat King II on April 2. "The 39th Rescue Squadron took possession of their first, brand new HC-130J Combat King II aircraft on April 2

Saab to Supply Water-bombing Aircraft to Sweden

April 3, 2020 @ 08:20 AM

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency has awarded Saab a contract to provide two AT-802F water-bombing aircraft to put out raging forest fires. “The order is for the capability to fight fires with two firefighting aircraft, from 1 April to 30 September, through to 2023

USAF to Lease KAI T-50As Ahead of Training With T-7As

March 27, 2020 @ 06:55 AM

The United States Air Force is planning to lease T-50A trainers made by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin to teach pilots "tactical fighter skills," ahead of beginning training in their new T-7A Red Hawks. The USAF will lease between four to eight T-50A trainers, even as the jet lost the T-X contest to the T-7A, built by Boeing and Saab, in September 2018

Airbus Restarts Manufacture of Aircraft Wings in Europe

March 26, 2020 @ 07:33 AM

Airbus has announced resumption of production and assembly activities at wing plants located in Spain, France and other European countries amid COVID-19 pandemic. “Airbus partially resumed production and assembly work in France and Spain on 23 March following a four-day pause

First Flight of Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 Airliner in final, certifiable configuration

March 19, 2020 @ 07:14 AM

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has announced the maiden flight of its first SpaceJet M90 plane in final, certifiable configuration. “Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, a MHI Group company, announced today that it has completed the maiden flight of Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), the first Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 in final, certifiable baseline configuration,” the company said in a statement Wednesday

India to buy Aerial Fuses, Twin-Dome Simulators for Hawk Mk32 Jets

March 19, 2020 @ 05:40 AM

Indias Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Wednesday greenlighted the Indian Air Force (IAF)s plan to buy Aerial Fuses and Twin-Dome Simulators for its Hawk Mk32 jet trainers. “The DAC has accorded approval for acquisition of indigenous Defence equipment for about INR 1,300 crore ($174 million)

Airbus A320neo Sales 11 Times More Than Boeing 737 in 2019

March 18, 2020 @ 03:36 PM

Airbus sold 796 A320neo planes in 2019, more than eleven times Boeings tally of 737 order of 69 aircraft. The overall gross orders for Boeing in 2019 stood at 246 aircraft, down from 1090 a year before

Iran Air Force Receives Locally-Overhauled Western Fighters, Cargo Planes

March 3, 2020 @ 07:34 AM

The Iranian military have received eight locally-overhauled aircraft that includes fighters such as F-14, F-4 and Mirage jets and C-130 transport plane. “The overhaul of military aircraft is a complicated process that only a few powerful countries in the world could do,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by