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...

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...

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...

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

French Air Force Flies First Sortie of Rafale Fighter’s F4.1 Standard

February 25, 2024 @ 03:24 PM

The French Air Force carried out the first alert sorties of the Rafale F4.1 standard demonstrating the readiness of the latest upgrade to the fighter jet

Saab-Supported Centre of Excellence to Bolster Hungary’s Tactical Fighter Capability

February 25, 2024 @ 02:36 PM

Saab will help establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Hungary which, among other things, will help develop tactical fighter capability of the Hungarian air force. As part of a deal signed last week for Hungary to acquire 4 additional Gripen fighter jets bringing up the total Gripen aircraft to 18, a separate agreement for the COEs establishment was also concluded

Azerbaijan Signs $1.6B Deal with Pakistan to Buy JF-17 Jets, Weapons &

February 24, 2024 @ 12:54 PM

Azerbaijan and Pakistan have inked a $1.6 billion deal for the acquisition of JF-17 Block-III fighter jets, marking Pakistan's largest export deal

Saab Secures Contract for Additional Gripen C Fighter Aircraft for Hungary

February 24, 2024 @ 05:33 AM

Swedens Saab has officially signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to deliver four additional Gripen C fighter aircraft for Hungary. The order is an extension of the existing contract between FMV and the Hungarian Government, originally signed in December 2001, which included the provision of 14 Gripen C/D fighters for the Hungarian Air Force

Sweden’s Gripen Jet Offer to Philippines Gains Momentum

February 23, 2024 @ 07:35 AM

Sweden has intensified its pitch for the potential sale of its JAS39 Gripen fighter jet to the Philippines. The Philippines and Sweden are set sign an Implementing Arrangement (IA) concerning the Procurement of Defense Material (PDM) and Equipment at the inaugural Joint Committee Meeting to be held in March 2024 in Sweden, the Philippines MoD said in a February 16 release

Production Resumes for Modernized Tu-160 Strategic Bombers

February 22, 2024 @ 06:28 AM

Russia has restarted the production of the Tupolev-160 strategic bombers, known as Blackjack, with the announcement coming from Sergey Chemezov, CEO of the state corporation Rostec. "Restarting the production of Tu-160 was quite a task for all of Rostecs affiliates