China's ageing J-8II Fighter to be converted into High Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft...

April 3, 2023 @ 05:49 AM

China plans to convert J-8II fighter into a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft before retiring them, a Beijing-based military expert was quoted as saying by Chinese state media. “Before its full retirement, the J-8II has another role, being transformed from a fighter to a scout

NATO Support and Procurement Agency Orders More Airbus A330 MRTT

March 29, 2023 @ 08:15 AM

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has placed an order for an additional Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), increasing the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) to 10 aircraft. This announcement follows Belgiums decision to increase its number of hours in the programme with an additional 1,100 flight hours per year

Canada Moves towards Replacing Aurora Fleet with P-8As

March 28, 2023 @ 06:06 AM

The Canadian government has submitted a letter of request (LOR) to the U.S

European Defence Agency’s Airbus A330 Fleet Now Deployable Worldwide

March 25, 2023 @ 07:15 AM

The multinational fleet of Airbus A330 tanker and transport aircraft, which was developed with support from the European Defence Agency (EDA), has been cleared for operations worldwide. First proposed at a NATO summit in 2012, the initiative for a Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF) was established by EDA along...

Spain to Cancel Order for A400M Airlifters: Report

March 14, 2023 @ 10:57 AM

Spain appears to be in two minds over buying remainder of its 27-strong order for Airbus A400M transport planes. European defense sources told

President Biden Selects Livery Design for the Next "Air Force One," VC-25B...

March 11, 2023 @ 10:38 AM

President of the United States (POTUS) Joe Biden has selected the livery design for the next "Air Force One," VC-25B, a design that will closely resemble the livery of the current Air Force One, VC-25A.The VC-25B aircraft will replace the current VC-25A fleet, which faces capability gaps, rising maintenance costs, and parts obsolescence

Russian A-50 AEW&C Aircraft Suffered Minor Damage in Drone Attack: Lukashenko

March 8, 2023 @ 12:15 PM

A drone attack carried by the Ukrainian security services on the Machulishchi airfield in Belarus caused slight damage to the Russian A-50 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) which has been sent to Russia for repairs, President Lukashenko has confirmed.“Fortunately, the aircraft was not significantly damaged except for, I am told, scratches and one hole in the body, which does not prevent the military aircraft from doing its job

Italy’s C-27J Fleet to Get New Avionics Suite

March 8, 2023 @ 08:18 AM

Italian C-27J Spartan transport planes will get a new avionics suite under a contract signed with Leonardo and Armaereo. The contract includes: the development, integration qualification and certification of a new avionics configuration for the C-27J, the upgrading of a number of general systems on the aircraft, the self-protection system and the flight simulator

Japan to Buy Five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Early Warning Aircraft Worth $1.38...

March 8, 2023 @ 03:12 AM

Amid Growing Tensions with North Korea and Russia, Japan has requested the United States to buy up to five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft AEW&C).The U

Indian MoD signs Contracts for Basic Trainer Aircraft, Cadet Training Ships Worth...

March 7, 2023 @ 11:21 AM

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) today signed contracts with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) for procurement of 70 HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft & three Cadet Training Ships respectively in the presence of defense minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.The Union Cabinet had on March 01 approved the procurement of 70 HTT-40 trainer aircraft from HAL at a cost of over INR 6,800 crore

One Dead, Several Injured in Accident During Il-76MD-90A Fuselage Testing

March 2, 2023 @ 05:37 PM

One person died and scores more were injured in an accident that occured today when the fuselage of Russia's Il-76MD-90A heavy transport aircraft was being tested in the Avistar plant of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)."At the Aviastar plant, during the testing of the fuselage compartment of the aircraft, which is in production, a tragic incident occurred