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...

Chinese J-20 Stealth Jets to Assume Dual Role as Early Warning Aircraft

February 19, 2024 @ 08:19 AM

The Chinese Air Force has equipped its J-20 aircraft with sensors which will enable them to function as early warning aircraft in addition to their role as fighter jets. This transformation is part of an ongoing initiative led by the Wang Hai Air Group combat unit, which has been entrusted with...

South Korea, Colombia Sign Military Airworthiness Certification Agreement

February 16, 2024 @ 05:18 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) signed a mutual recognition agreement for airworthiness certification for military aircraft with the Colombian military airworthiness authority. The agreement signed on Wednesday in the Colombian capital, Bogota paves the way for the export of the Korean Aerospace Industries FA-50 fighter jet to the Colombian...

Conversion from F-16s to F-35 Jets for Belgian Air Force Technicians

February 15, 2024 @ 07:57 AM

Belgian F-16 technicians have initiated a conversion program to adapt their expertise to the F-35A, marking a pivotal shift for the Belgium Air Force. A new generation of Belgian F-35 technicians and instructors commenced their training at Eglin Air Force Base in the United States after departing from Florennes Air Base,...

Pratt & Whitney's NGAP Progress Towards Next-Gen Adaptive Propulsion Program

February 13, 2024 @ 06:31 AM

Pratt & Whitney, a business under RTX, announced the completion of a crucial design review for its Next-Generation Adaptive Propulsion (NGAP) offering in collaboration with the U.S

Dutch Court Orders a Stop to F-35 Parts Delivery to Israel Over...

February 12, 2024 @ 01:54 PM

A Dutch court has ordered the Netherlands to halt the delivery of parts for F-35 fighter jets destined for use by Israel in the Gaza Strip. The decision came after the court upheld an appeal by human rights organizations, asserting that supplying these parts contributed to alleged violations of international law by Israel in its conflict with the Palestinian terror group Hamas

Turkey's F-16 Procurement Passes Without U.S. Congress Objection

February 12, 2024 @ 05:39 AM

Turkey's procurement of F-16 Block 70 aircraft from the United States has successfully navigated the review and objection process in the U.S

Greece Looks to India to Buy its Grounded Mirage 2000 Jets

February 8, 2024 @ 12:21 PM

In a bid to offload 18 Mirage 2000 EGM/BGMs retired in January 2022, the Greek Air Force is actively seeking potential buyers, with sources suggesting a keen interest in selling them to India before considering scrapping the aging aircraft due to prolonged grounding. Informed sources indicated to

Russian Su-57M Fighter with New Engine to Enter Service in 2025

February 5, 2024 @ 07:49 AM

Russia's Su-57 fighter will be upgraded with an all-new engine—the AL-51F—and enter service as the Su-57M. Having undergone flight tests since October 2022, the commencement of deliveries is expected by 2025, Russias

Turkey’s KAAN Fighter Set for Maiden Flight Before April

February 3, 2024 @ 10:39 AM

Turkey's fifth-generation fighter, the "KAAN," is expected to undergo its maiden flight by the end of March, following a series of delays and setbacks. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), announced the anticipated timeline

Alleged Theft of KF-21 Fighter Technologies Sparks Investigation into Indonesian Engineers in...

February 2, 2024 @ 05:21 AM

A group of Indonesian engineers deployed to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is currently under investigation over allegations of stealing crucial technologies related to the KF-21 fighter jet, a project jointly developed by South Korea and Indonesia. Multiple sources from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and Defense Counterintelligence Command (DCC) revealed to South Korean news outlet

U.S. Expresses Willingness to Reincorporate Turkey into F-35 Program Pending S-400 Resolution...

February 1, 2024 @ 10:09 AM

The United States has communicated its readiness to welcome Turkey back into the F-35 fighter jet program, provided the longstanding disagreement over the S-400 air defense system is successfully addressed. Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland conveyed this message during her visit to Turkey on Tuesday