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French DGA Receives Two Twin-Seater Rafale B Aircraft for Upgrade to F4.1...

March 22, 2024 @ 07:40 AM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) took delivery of two twin-seater Rafale B aircraft, designated "B364" and "B363," at the Dassault Aviation site in Mérignac (Gironde), set to undergo upgrades to the F4.1 standard

Korean KF-21 Jet Completes First Aerial Refuelling Test; No Extension for Indonesia's...

March 19, 2024 @ 11:34 AM

South Korea's domestically developed KF-21 Boramae fighter jet underwent its maiden aerial refueling test on Tuesday, announced by the state arms procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). The Air Force's KC-330 tanker aircraft refueled the KF-21 prototype over waters off the southern coast after takeoff from an air base in...

Japan to Lift Export Restrictions on F-X Fighter Jet in Joint Partnership...

March 19, 2024 @ 10:57 AM

The Japanese government is poised to greenlight the export of a stealth fighter jet, currently under development in collaboration with the United Kingdom and Italy. The decision to ease export restrictions comes as part of Japans endeavor to loosen stringent post-war export regulations targeting weaponry

Indian Navy’s Dornier Fleet to Get Mid Life Upgrades Worth $350M

March 18, 2024 @ 02:15 PM

The Indian defense ministry has signed a contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) of the Navys 25 Dornier aircraft at a cost of INR 2,890 crore ($350 million). The contract was signed on March 15, according to an official defense ministry

Police Raid Korea Aerospace Facility in Connection with Indonesian Espionage Case

March 16, 2024 @ 07:43 AM

Korean Police raided Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) facilities yesterday as part of an investigation into an alleged attempt by Indonesian engineers to steal data on Korean KF-21 fighter jets. This follows a joint investigation by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the Forces Counter-intelligence Command and the National Intelligence Service which...

Denmark to Explore Options as Delay in F-35 Jet Deliveries Looms

March 13, 2024 @ 09:58 AM

Apprehending delay in the delivery of the first F-35 fighter jets to Denmark, Minister of Defense Troels Lund Poulsen has ordered the Norwegian Armed Forces to look at possible alternatives. "Today I informed the conciliation circle that there is uncertainty about the delivery of the next F-35 fighter jets

U.S. Air Force’s NGAD Combat Aircraft Project to Receive $3.4 billion Budget...

March 12, 2024 @ 06:48 PM

The Department of the U.S Air Force has unveiled a $217

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 has experienced improvements in avionics and structural capabilities

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 MiG-29 fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF)

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 of Slovakia's inaugural F-16 Block 70 aircraft

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