T-7A Red Hawk Trainer Concludes Climatic Testing

February 27, 2024 @ 08:39 AM

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Dim Prospects of Procuring F-35 Jets as Turkey Shifts Focus to F-16,...

February 27, 2024 @ 06:04 AM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has signaled a pause in procuring F-35 fighter jets, emphasizing the nation's focus on the F-16 and the KAAN fighter project. This decision stems from a prolonged deadlock with the United States over Turkey's purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, resulting in...

Netherlands Commits 24 F-16s as Part of 10 Year Security Pact with

February 26, 2024 @ 11:52 AM

The Netherlands has pledged to dispatch 24 F-16s to Ukraine as a crucial component of its decade-long security agreement with the nation. Announced during the NATO summit in Vilnius on 12 July last year, the agreement mirrors G7 countries' security arrangements with Ukraine

French Air Force Flies First Sortie of Rafale Fighter’s F4.1 Standard

February 25, 2024 @ 03:24 PM

The French Air Force carried out the first alert sorties of the Rafale F4.1 standard demonstrating the readiness of the latest upgrade to the fighter jet

Saab-Supported Centre of Excellence to Bolster Hungary’s Tactical Fighter Capability

February 25, 2024 @ 02:36 PM

Saab will help establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Hungary which, among other things, will help develop tactical fighter capability of the Hungarian air force. As part of a deal signed last week for Hungary to acquire 4 additional Gripen fighter jets bringing up the total Gripen aircraft...

Azerbaijan Signs $1.6B Deal with Pakistan to Buy JF-17 Jets, Weapons &

February 24, 2024 @ 12:54 PM

Azerbaijan and Pakistan have inked a $1.6 billion deal for the acquisition of JF-17 Block-III fighter jets, marking Pakistan's largest export deal

Saab Secures Contract for Additional Gripen C Fighter Aircraft for Hungary

February 24, 2024 @ 05:33 AM

Swedens Saab has officially signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to deliver four additional Gripen C fighter aircraft for Hungary. The order is an extension of the existing contract between FMV and the Hungarian Government, originally signed in December 2001, which included the provision of 14 Gripen C/D fighters for the Hungarian Air Force

Sweden’s Gripen Jet Offer to Philippines Gains Momentum

February 23, 2024 @ 07:35 AM

Sweden has intensified its pitch for the potential sale of its JAS39 Gripen fighter jet to the Philippines. The Philippines and Sweden are set sign an Implementing Arrangement (IA) concerning the Procurement of Defense Material (PDM) and Equipment at the inaugural Joint Committee Meeting to be held in March 2024 in Sweden, the Philippines MoD said in a February 16 release

Production Resumes for Modernized Tu-160 Strategic Bombers

February 22, 2024 @ 06:28 AM

Russia has restarted the production of the Tupolev-160 strategic bombers, known as Blackjack, with the announcement coming from Sergey Chemezov, CEO of the state corporation Rostec. "Restarting the production of Tu-160 was quite a task for all of Rostecs affiliates

Turkish KAAN Fighter Jet Performs Maiden Flight

February 21, 2024 @ 11:41 AM

In a historic moment for Turkey's defense industry, the KAAN fighter jet, developed entirely with national resources as part of the National Combat Aircraft (MMU) Project, took to the skies for the first time today. The event unfolded at Mürted Airport, where KAAN soared through the air under the command of test pilot Barbaros Demirbaş

China's AG600M Amphibious Aircraft Clears Cold-weather Flight Tests

February 20, 2024 @ 10:12 AM

China's state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has announced that the homegrown AG600M aircraft, a firefighting model belonging to the AG600 large amphibious aircraft family, has completed its cold-weather flight tests. Two AG600M large amphibious airplanes completed the cold-weather flight test mission at an airport in Hailar District of Hulunbuir in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, AVIC said Monday

Diehl Defence, Korea Aerospace Sign MoU to Advance IRIS-T Missiles Integration for...

February 20, 2024 @ 05:16 AM

German missile maker Diehl Defence and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the manufacturer and authority on FA-50 series and KF-21 combat aircraft, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to intensify their integration and marketing efforts for the IRIS-T missiles on FA-50 and KF-21 Block II aircraft. The agreement, signed during the visit of Kang Goo-Young, KAI CEO, as part of a Korean trade delegation to Berlin, aims to explore the joint integration of the IRIS-T missile into FA-50/T-50 and KF-21 Block II aircraft