Category: Military & Defence

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 […]

Boeing to Deliver the U.S. Navy’s First Deployable P-8A Poseidon Trainers

Boeing will deliver the U.S. Navy’s first deployable P-8A Poseidon trainers, allowing aircrew and operators to improve their mission readiness even while serving away from home. Under a recently signed contract, Boeing will provide seven Deployable Mission Readiness Trainers (DMRTs) to the Navy, starting in 2019. “Training ensures the Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance community is proficient […]

Air Force in Europe Gets Big Boost Under Budget Plan

The U.S. Air Force is slated to get a more than 150 percent boost of $600 million in the Pentagon’s proposed 2018 budget for operations in Europe, the sharpest increase among the services as the military seeks to intensify efforts aimed at countering Russia. Under the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI), the U.S. Army in Europe […]

China Denies Intercepting US Navy Surveillance Aircraft

China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday denied intercepting a US Navy surveillance aircraft, saying its fighter jets were verifying the US aircraft and that the operation was lawful, professional and safe. Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets tried to intercept a US Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea on Thursday, US officials said. Meantime, China’s […]