Ukraine to Receive Belgian F-16s Starting 2025

October 11, 2023 @ 12:56 PM

Belgium is actively considering the transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, with the initial aircraft expected to arrive in the war-torn country within two years. The announcement was made by Belgium's Defense Minister, Ludivine Dedonder, who disclosed plans for this potential collaboration during an interview with the

Russia Receives More Su-34 Fighter-Bombers

October 10, 2023 @ 07:23 AM

Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) recently delivered a new batch of Su-34 fighter-bombers to the Russian Air Force. This was confirmed by UAC's press service on social media

Swedish Govt Seeks Report on Sending Gripen Jets to Ukraine

October 9, 2023 @ 05:40 AM

The Swedish Government has directed its armed forces to conduct a comprehensive analysis regarding the enhancement of Ukraine's capabilities through the deployment of JAS 39 Gripen aircraft. The Swedish military will evaluate the feasibility of providing combat aircraft support to Ukraine by November 6, 2023, in partnership with the Defense Materiel

S.Korean Defense Minister Visits Indonesia Amid Reports of Progress in KF-21 Talks...

October 7, 2023 @ 10:18 AM

Amid indications of progress over the issue of pending payments covering Indonesias share of the KF-21 project, South Korean minister for Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), Eom Dong-hwan held talks with Indonesian defence minister Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta on Friday. Accompanying the Indonesian Defense Minister were high-ranking officials, including the Secretary...

Work Begins on Rafale F4.1 Upgrade

October 7, 2023 @ 05:47 AM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has announced the next upgrade to the Rafale fighter jet, called the F4.1 standard which represents a leap forward in the capabilities of the fighter aircraft, particularly in the realm of collaborative air combat

Indian Air Force Receives First LCA Tejas Twin-Seater Trainer Aircraft

October 4, 2023 @ 11:25 AM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) strengthened its arsenal with the arrival of the inaugural Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas twin-seater trainer aircraft. A handover ceremony took place in Bengaluru, where Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the IAF chief, accepted the aircraft from manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

Croatia Receives First of 12 Second-hand Rafale Jets

October 3, 2023 @ 12:37 PM

Croatia has officially taken delivery of its first Dassault Rafale fighter jet from France, part of a 12-aircraft acquisition aimed at modernizing its air force. The handover took place at a French Air Force base, with the remaining six jets set for arrival in 2025

F-16 Aircraft Backlog at 148, close to F-35's 156 on Order

October 2, 2023 @ 11:45 AM

The order backlog of F-16 Block 70 fighter jet stands at 148 aircraft, close to the F-35s order book position of 156 which is nearing the maximum production capacity of their manufacturer, Lockheed Martin. The company on Friday announced the successful flight of the first Slovakian F-16 Block 70, the first for a European country

Royal Danish Air Force Receives First Four Danish F-35 Aircraft

October 2, 2023 @ 07:04 AM

Denmark has received its initial batch of four permanently stationed F-35A Lightning II aircraft at Skrydstrup Air Base in Denmark. In a ceremony marking this milestone, Lockheed Martin officially transferred the ownership certificate of these F-35s to the Danish Ministry of Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization

Lockheed Martin Wins $746M Contract for Swiss F-35 Integration

September 30, 2023 @ 06:03 AM

Lockheed Martin has won a contract valued at $746 million to facilitate the integration efforts of the government of Switzerland into the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) arrangement. Swiss industry already plays a role in building the F-35, with

Czech Republic Oks F-35 Jets Acquisition for $6.5B

September 28, 2023 @ 12:54 PM

The Czech Ministry of Defense has given the

UAC Delivers a Batch of Su-57, Su-35s Fighter Jets to Russian Aerospace...

September 28, 2023 @ 10:02 AM

The Russian Aerospace Forces received the latest serial production aircraft of the fifth-generation Su-57 and the generation 4++ Su-35S fighters from the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). These new aircraft have completed a comprehensive series of factory tests and were subjected to various operational mode tests conducted by Russian Ministry of Defense pilots