Category: Military & Defence

Qatar Agrees Contract for 24 Typhoon Aircraft

BAE Systems and the Government of the State of Qatar have entered into a contract, valued at approximately £5bn, for the supply of Typhoon aircraft to the Qatar Emiri Air Force along with a bespoke support and training package. The contract is subject to financing conditions and receipt by the Company of first payment, which […]

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

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 […]

Russia Donates Six MiG-29 Fighter Jets to Serbia

Russia has donated six RAC MiG -29 fighter jets, which have been in use for more than two decades, to Serbia. The fighter jets were delivered in three batches in a disassembled state through an AN-124 heavy transport plane to Bataiista military airfield early this month. They were assembled with the assistance of Russian experts. […]

Indian Air Force Women Pilots Set To Fly Sukhoi-30

India’s first female combat aircraft pilots are likely to fly supersonic fighter jets after they finish the last leg of their training later this month, Indian Air Force officials told Hindustan Times. Three women are currently training on British Hawk advanced jet trainers at an IAF facility at Kalaikunda in West Bengal. Bhawana Kanth, Mohana […]

Russia’s Advanced Su-35S Fighter Put Into Operation

The multi-task highly-maneuverable Su-35S fighter has been put into operation, the press service of the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.  “In the recent years, the army and navy put into operation various military equipment which has been tested and proved effective in combat conditions,” the statement reads. “This particularly […]

Su-24 Practised Bombing At Zapad 2017 Exercise

In course of the Zapad 2017 strategic exercise, the crews of Su-24 bombers carried out precision bombing targeting mock enemy’s command posts, personnel and combat hardware at the airfield in the Kaliningrad region. The bombers performed the task at altitudes ranging from 200 m up to 2 km. All the actions were monitored by objective […]

Pilot Killed In F-16 Fighter Jet Crash In Arizona

An Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon jet crashed in southeastern Arizona on Tuesday, Arizona Air National Guard officials said. Rescue efforts were underway after the fighter jet crashed at about 3 p.m. mountain time (5 p.m. EDT) some 20 miles northwest of the city of Safford, the Air National Guard said in a statement. […]

Israel Signs Deal for 17 Additional F-35 Jets

Israel has officially signed an agreement to buy 17 additional F-35 jets as part of an even larger deal to purchase a total of 50 stealth fighters. Signed by Major General (Res) Udi Adam, the director-general of Israel’s Defense Ministry, this move will give the 69-year-old state two squadrons of the once-troubled jet after the […]

F-35 Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation’

Not as agile as the Super Hornet nor as fast as the Typhoon? Don’t you believe it, says Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn. He will put the F-35A through its paces at Le Bourget this week, proving that the aircraft is more maneuverable than any he has flown, he says, including Boeing’s F/A-18, the […]

Malaysia Adapts Russian-Built Jets to Drop US-Made Bombs

Malaysia has adapted its Russian-built Sukhoi Su-30 multi-role combat aircraft to drop U.S. laser-guided bombs, with a successful release of a live weapon at the end of last year. A video by the Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia, or Royal Malaysian Air Force, to celebrate its 59th anniversary showed a brief clip of a Su-30MKM dropping […]