Russian Air Force Receives Su-34 Front-line Bombers

June 1, 2023 @ 02:43 PM

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) handed over another batch of Su-34 front-line bombers to the Russian Aerospace Forces today. “Su-34 front-line bombers make up an important part of the strike power of Russian front-line aviation,” UAC said in a statement

Ukrainian Ivchenko Progress in Bid to Develop Engine for Turkey's KAAN Jet

May 29, 2023 @ 01:20 PM

Ukraines Ivchenko Progress is participating in the tender to develop engine to power Turkeys KAAN (TF-X) National Combat Aircraft. Ukrainian Ambassador to Ankara Vasyl Bodnar said earlier this month that the country worked with Turkey on the KAAN project

South Korea, Malaysia Sign FA-50 Jet Final Contract at LIMA 2023

May 23, 2023 @ 10:17 AM

Malaysias defense minister Mohammad Hassan has signed the final contract for South Korean FA-50 combat trainer aircraft on May 23 at the ongoing Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) exhibition. Kuala Lumpur inked an initial contract for 18 FA-50s worth over $900 million this February

South Korea May Junk F-35A Jet that Landed on its Belly Following...

May 23, 2023 @ 05:58 AM

South Korea may choose to scrap the F-35A fighter that landed on its belly following a bird hit last year, after it found out the cost of its repairs would exceed $80 million. On January 4, 2022, a ROKAF F-35A stealth fighter that took off from the Cheongju base collided with a large eagle during flight, and the eagle was sucked into the air intake

No F-35 Jets for Thailand, U.S. Offers F-16s, F-15s Instead...

May 22, 2023 @ 12:41 PM

The Pentagon has “unofficially declined” Thailands bid to buy stealthy F-35 Lightning II jets, and has instead put F-16 Block 70 and F-15 Eagle fighters on the table, Thai media reported citing sources. A Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) source told the

HAL launches Metal Cutting for Series Production of HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft

May 22, 2023 @ 07:35 AM

Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has launched the metal cutting for series production of Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) basic trainer aircraft (BTA) HTT-40 (Basic Trainer Aircraft) at its Nasik Division. On May 22, Saket Chaturvedi, CEO (MiG Complex) formally initiated the programme in the presence of senior officials from Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA), Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), Indian Air Force (IAF) and HAL

U.S. Air Force Seeks Industry Proposals to Develop F-22 Successor, the NGAD...

May 19, 2023 @ 10:52 AM

The Department of the Air Force (DAF) is seeking industry proposals to develop the Next Generation Air Dominance Platform (NGAD) with the intent to award a contract next year. "The NGAD Platform is a vital element of the Air Dominance family of systems which represents a generational leap in technology over the F-22, which it will replace," said Secretary of the Air Force

Britain’s Refusal to Supply Ejection Seats forces Retirement of Argentine Super Etendard...

May 19, 2023 @ 06:28 AM

The bitter war fought between Argentina and the UK over Falkland Islands has forced the latter to retire its Super Etendard fighters over the formers refusal to supply ejection seats for the aircraft. Argentine Minister of Defense Jorge Taiana formally announced the retirement of both the original models purchased in 1979 and those acquired second-hand from France in 2019, earlier this week

Non-U.S. F-16 Fighters for Ukraine to Receive Pentagon's Nod

May 18, 2023 @ 12:02 PM

Any country operating F-16s is allowed to send them to battle-ravaged Ukraine, the Pentagon says, while stressing that it wont send the jets to the country. "I don't think we're against it," a senior U