Tag: military aircraft

UAE Files Official Complaint over Actions of Qatari Fighter Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute The UAE said on Monday it has filed a formal complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) following repeated incidents where Qatari fighter jets intercepted Emirati civilian aircraft. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director-general of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said in comments published by state news agency WAM that the UAE had filed […]

Airbus Delivers Two A400M Airlifters to Two Different Nations in One Day

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has for the first time formally delivered two A400M new generation airlifters to two different nations in one day. The company handed over the aircraft on March 20, to the European Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), in charge of the management of the A400M Programme, representing Germany and France – at a ceremony […]

Boeing KC-46A Tanker for U.S. Air Force Completes First Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 a.m. PST and landing approximately three-and-one-half hours later. “Today’s flight is another milestone for the Air Force/Boeing team and helps move us closer to […]

9th Prototype Of The PAK FA Flew Into The Air

Reading Time: 1 minute In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the 9th prototype of a fifth-generation fighter T-50 (T-50-9), created as part of the program of the advanced aviation complex of front-line aviation (PAK FA), was launched into the air, Lenta.ru reported with ref to a source in Russian military structures. Ground tests of aircraft equipment began in autumn 2016. “The new fighter […]

$2.2 Billion Boeing Contract Funds P-8 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing, the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom Royal Air Force will continue modernizing global maritime patrol capabilities through a $2.2 billion contract awarded March 30 for at least 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The agreement also includes options for 32 additional aircraft, as well as money for long-lead parts for […]

Russia to Test Newest A-100 Spy Jet in July

Reading Time: 1 minute Tests of Russia’s Beriev A-100 airborne early warning and control (AWACS) prototype aircraft are set to begin in July 2017, said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov. “This is one of priorities of the current arms procurement program. I can tell you that works are on schedule and we will be carrying out state-run joint […]

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Aegean Sea

Reading Time: 1 minute Four Turkish fighter jets violated the Greek airspace over the eastern part of the Aegean Sea, local media reported.  Two F-16s and two F-4s entered the Flight Information Region shortly before 2 p.m. (12:00 GMT) south of Lesvos. The four jets then proceeded to fly over Makronisi and Agathonisi islands, the Kathimerini newspaper reported. According […]