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,...

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

Rheinmetall's F-35 Fuselage Factory- Germany's Gain is Turkey's Loss

July 5, 2023 @ 02:08 PM

German defense firm Rheinmetalls announcement of a brand-new factory to build some 400 fuselage sections of the F-35 fighter jet is bringing back to Europe what was lost when Washington ejected Turkey from the stealth jet program. Turkish Aerospace and other companies manufactured some 937 parts for the F-35 though not the full fuselage, and were to benefit to the tune of $9 billion over the course of the program

Rheinmetall to Build 400 F-35 Fuselages in All-new Factory

July 4, 2023 @ 03:55 PM

Rheinmetall today announced plans to build up to 400 fuselage sections of the F-35A fighter jet for the German F-35 order as well as for international customers. Production is expected to start in 2025 in the factory to be located at Weeze in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

Japanese F-35s Retrofitted to Fix 'Potentially Dangerous' Engine Vibration Hazard

July 4, 2023 @ 01:22 PM

Japan says it has fixed ‘potentially dangerous vibrations in its F-35 engines by installing a U.S

Advanced Radar Capabilities for RAF Eurofighter Typhoons

July 4, 2023 @ 10:22 AM

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded BAE Systems a £870 million contract to deliver a new radar to enhance the Royal Air Forces (RAF) Typhoon fighter jet fleet and strengthen the aircrafts control of the airspace whilst providing electronic warfare capabilities. The contract, awarded by the Ministry of Defence to BAE Systems, will see further development of technology and integration work on the European Common Radar System (ECRS) Mk2 radar by BAE Systems and Leonardo UK

Indonesia Fails to Provide Payments Schedule for its Share in South Korean...

July 3, 2023 @ 12:01 PM

Indonesia has failed to meet a June 2023 deadline to provide a payments schedule for its share in the South Korean KF-21 fighter jet project. Eom Dong-hwan, minister of South Koreas arms procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), told reporters in May that Jakarta will draw up a new schedule for its payments by end-June