First Ever Crash of an India LCA Tejas Fighter Aircraft

March 12, 2024 @ 11:35 AM

An LCA Tejas aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed during a training sortie today afternoon, making it the first ever crash of the indigenous fighter jet. The plane crashed into the compound of a student hostel in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district

Indonesia Upgrades F-16 AM/BM Fighter Jets to EMLU Standard

March 9, 2024 @ 08:55 AM

The Indonesian Air Force (KASU) has upgraded 7 out of 10 F-16 AM/BM aircraft in its inventory to the enhanced mid-life upgrade (EMLU) standard under which the air frames have been structurally reinforced, and received improved avionics besides an interrogator antennae for an identification friend-or-foe (IFF) system. "The F-16 AM/BM...

Lockheed Martin dispatches three F-16 Block 70 Jets to Bahrain

March 7, 2024 @ 07:07 AM

Lockheed Martin announced the dispatch of three F-16 Block 70 jets, from its manufacturing plant in Greenville, South Carolina, to Bahrain on Wednesday. Bahrain is the first Gulf Cooperation Council member to operate this advanced variant of the F-16

India's HAL to Manufacture MiG-29 Engines with Russian Technology

March 2, 2024 @ 04:54 AM

The Indian Ministry of Defence announced on Friday the signing of a contract between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and the Russian Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the production of RD-33 Aero Engines. The deal, valued at INR 5,250 Crore (approximately $610 million), is set to reinforce the operational capabilities of the...

First Two F-16s Officially Delivered to Slovakia

March 1, 2024 @ 11:16 AM

Lockheed Martin officially delivered the first pair of F-16s to Slovakia today, marking a significant milestone. The ceremony took place at Lockheed Martin's Greenville facility, where Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic, Robert Kaliňák, joined delegates from the United States and Slovakia to commemorate the arrival...

Lockheed Martin, DSTA to Improve Singapore's F-16 Maintenance Through Data Analytics

February 28, 2024 @ 11:05 AM

Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Lockheed Martin have partnered to enhance maintenance for the Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) F-16 fleet through advanced data analytics. “We will be able to analyze and implement solutions to improve maintenance of the Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16 fleet,” Steve Sheehy, VP for Sustainment Campaigns at Lockheed Martin

Hungary to Convert Lease-financed Gripen Jets to Fully Owned by 2026

February 27, 2024 @ 11:48 AM

Hungary has outlined its intention to convert 12 JAS39 Gripen jets, initially obtained through a lease-financing arrangement, into fully owned assets by 2026. The formalization of the procurement agreement for four new Gripen aircraft took place on February 23 during the visit of Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for Defence Pål Jonson to Budapest

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 Turkeys removal from the F-35 program

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