Germany Rejects Fighter Export to Saudi Arabia

July 13, 2023 @ 09:24 AM

Germany has agreed to soften its position on exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia while continuing to block deliveries of Eurofighter combat jets. This move is likely to irk the U

Brazilian Pilots Learn to Fly the Gripen

July 13, 2023 @ 05:48 AM

Swedens Saab said final four Brazilian pilots completed the Delta Conversion Training on Gripen operation, which included theoretical and practical classes, as well as simulator flights. The last class of operational pilots responsible for the deployment of the F-39 Gripen in the 1st Air Defense Group (1st GDA) of the Brazilian...

Russian Aerospace Forces to Receive Modernized Tu-160 Strategic Bombers this Year

July 12, 2023 @ 10:05 AM

Russian armed forces will receive four Tu-160 missile carriers this year of which two of them will be of the modernized version. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was informed of this during his visit to the Kazan Aviation Plant

Russian MoD Receives YAK-130 Combat Training Aircraft

July 12, 2023 @ 04:46 AM

Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) company, handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense a batch of Yak-130 combat training aircraft. Yak-130, developed by OKB im

F-16 Deal to Turkey to Move Forward

July 11, 2023 @ 01:31 PM

The United States and Turkey are inching close towards signing the $20 billion F-16 contract after a previous F-35 deal hit the snag over Ankaras purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems. Turkey has been seeking to buy 40 new F-16 fighter jets as well as nearly 80 modernization kits for its...

BAE Systems Unveils New Facility to Accelerate Combat Air Capability

July 11, 2023 @ 05:25 AM

BAE Systems has launched a new division within its Air Sector called ‘FalconWorks for research and development designed to deliver a range of combat air capabilities to the UK and its allies. FalconWorks will focus on generating ideas, innovation and collaboration – working with new and existing partners, academia, research organisations, SMEs and national governments to deliver rapid concepting of new products and services, BAE Systems said in a release

Iraq Negotiating with Pakistan to Buy JF-17 Jets

July 10, 2023 @ 08:04 AM

Iraq and Pakistan have reportedly reached an agreement on the sale of 12 JF-17C Thunder Block III combat jets during Pakistani diplomat Bilawal Bhutto-Zardaris recent visit to Baghdad. There is no official confirmation on the deal from Iraqi or Pakistani authorities yet

China to Control Export of GaN, GaAs used in U.S. AESA Radars...

July 6, 2023 @ 11:16 AM

Chinas Ministry of Commerce and General Administration of Customs has announced export controls on gallium and germanium to the U.S

Russia's Modernized Strategic Aircraft, Tu-160M Commences State Tests

July 6, 2023 @ 10:47 AM

Russias Rostec has announced the start of state tests of the first modernized Tupolev Tu-160M strategic missile carrier. The first Tu-160M ​​strategic bomber built from scratch made its debut 30-minute flight on January 12, 2022

Kongsberg to Set Up New F-35 Maintenance Depot in Norway

July 6, 2023 @ 05:50 AM

KONGSBERG, together with the Norwegian Armed Forces, will build a new depot in Rygge, Norway for the maintenance of airframes on the Norwegian F-35 combat aircraft. KONGSBERG is investing about NOK 500 million ($47 million) in the new depot, which will be part of the global maintenance solution and contribute to strengthened national capabilities and increased operational availability of the Norwegian F-35 fleet, when the depot is completed in the second half of 2025