Russia's UAC Patents 'Checkmate' Fighter Jet with Replaceable Cockpits

December 6, 2023 @ 10:15 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has patented a modular modification for the Su-75 Checkmate light tactical fighter jet, introducing the capability to interchange the cockpit between single-seat, double-seat, or unmanned configurations based on mission requirements. The patent, obtained by the government-controlled

South Korea Chooses Embraer's C-390 Over Lockheed Martin, Boeing Transport Aircraft

December 4, 2023 @ 01:56 PM

South Korea's defense authorities announced on Monday their selection of Brazil's Embraer C-390 for the Air Force's latest large transport aircraft. Lockheed Martin and Airbus were among the contenders passed over for the 710 billion won ($544

Ethiopia Shows Interest in Upgrading from Aero Vodochody's L-39 to L-39NG Aircraft...

December 4, 2023 @ 12:29 PM

AERO Vodochody hosted the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, at its headquarters, with the visit concentrating on exploring collaboration opportunities, specifically in the production and adoption of the new L-39NG aircraft. "I was very happy to welcome the Prime Minister to the Aero headquarters and introduce him to the production...

Norway Hands Over First 3 of 32 F-16 Jets Sold to Romania

December 4, 2023 @ 10:10 AM

Norway has initiated the delivery of overhauled F-16 fighter jets to Romania, with three Romanian pilots set to fly these aircraft back home in a ceremony at Rygge Airfield. The purchase of these F-16s is a strategic move by Romania, an allied nation in NATO's eastern flank, sharing borders with Ukraine...

New Su-30SM2 Fighter, Yak-130 Combat Trainer, Transferred to Russian Aerospace Forces

December 4, 2023 @ 09:26 AM

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) handed over multirole Su-30SM2 fighters and Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to the Russian Ministry of Defense for the countrys Aerospace Forces. The Su-30SM2 fighters present advancements in the Russian Aerospace Forces' capabilities, incorporating improved avionics and enhanced combat features aligned with the technical specifications of the...

Trainer Aircraft Crash Claims Lives of Indian Air Force Pilots

December 4, 2023 @ 06:16 AM

In a tragic incident today, a Pilatus PC 7 Mk II trainer aircraft crashed in Telangana's Medak district, resulting in the unfortunate demise of two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots. The aircraft, which had taken off from the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Hyderabad for a routine training sortie, crashed during the mission

Pentagon Approves Lethal Weapons for Korean F-35s

December 2, 2023 @ 05:12 AM

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Kazakhstan Opts for Russian Su-30SM Fighters Over French Rafale Due to Cost...

December 1, 2023 @ 07:08 AM

Kazakhstan has officially chosen to procure Russian Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets instead of the French Rafale, as confirmed by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Air Defense and Head of the Main Armaments Department, Yerzhan Nildibayev. Addressing a recent briefing, Nildibayev stated, "We had no plans [to buy Rafale]

India’s Defence Acquisition Council OKs $26.74B Acquisition Proposals, Including Historic Tejas Fighter...

November 30, 2023 @ 02:09 PM

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday approved the Acceptance of Necessity (AoNs) for Capital Acquisition Proposals totaling INR 2.23 lakh crore ($26

Belgium Announces Joining Franco-German FCAS Project

November 29, 2023 @ 08:31 AM

Belgium has confirmed its commitment to the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), a joint project by Dassault Aviation, Airbus, Indra Sistemas, and Thales Group to develop a new generation fighter. The Minister of Defense, Ludivine Dedonder, confirmed Belgium's involvement in the European FCAS program in a recent

Iran to Receive Russian Su-35 Jets Formerly Committed to Egypt

November 28, 2023 @ 12:41 PM

Iran and Russia have reached an agreement to transfer some 24 Su-35S aircraft originally built for Egypt, to Tehran. “Arrangements have been finalized for the delivery of Russian-made Su-35 fighter jets, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters, and Yak-130 jet trainers to Iran,”

Russian Su-57 Being Prepared to Carry Multiple Drones Effectively Upgrading it to...

November 28, 2023 @ 10:09 AM

Russia's Su-57 fighter is being prepared to simultaneously carry multiple drones for attack, reconnaissance and electronic warfare functions effectively upgrading the aircraft to a sixth-generation stealth jet. This will make it the first fighter jet in the world to be equipped with multiple drones to meet different mission profiles and put in direct competition with the sixth-generation fighters under development in the U