Category: Military & Defence

World’s Most Promising 5th Generation Fighter Jets

The current world situation makes every country consider its ability to confront a military threat posed by modern weapons. These days the F-22, T-50 PAK FA or J-20 stealth fighter jets, high technology weapons with a diverse range of sophisticated precision guided munition, are the key to the successful military campaigns. The 5th generation fighter […]

F-35B Arrives In Japan

US Marine Corps F-35B fighters made their inaugural trip to Air Station Iwakuni, Japan on 18 January, where the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 will operate the Lockheed Martin stealth fighter on its first operational deployment overseas. Before arriving in Japan, the squadron was stationed with the the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Yuma, […]

Lower Requirements Could Decrease Air Force One Price

The government could decrease the price of Air Force One if the incoming administration decides to lower the aircraft’s requirements, according to top Pentagon procurement official. On Tuesday, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg met with president-elect Donald Trump to discuss the Air Force One replacement programme. Muilenberg told reporters Boeing would leverage commercial certification practices to […]

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Aegean Sea

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 […]

India Will Need 250 Additional Fighter Jets In Next 10 Years

The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said that an additional 200-250 fighter aircraft needed to be inducted in the next 10 years to meet operational requirements, even as he termed the disappearance of an AN-32 transport one of the “worst memories” of his career. India has sufficient numbers in the heavy category in […]

Russia Eyes Automatic Ejection Seat For Its 6th Generation Fighter Jet

The manned version of the sixth-generation fighter, which development has kicked off in Russia, will be able to eject its pilot in automatic mode, if he is in danger, Sergei Pozdnyakov, director general/chief designer of NPO Zvezda, told TASS in an interview. Zvezda is a manufacturer of life support systems for air crews and cosmonauts. […]

Beijing Receives First Four Su-35s

Beijing has taken delivery of four Sukhoi Su-35 fighters: the first installment in an acquistion that will see it receive 24 examples. News of the jets’ arrival in China was revealed in a report by state news organ China Daily. The report, citing the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, claimed that Moscow was apparently “eager […]

Russian MiG-35 Flights Will Begin in January

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, announced that the Russian Air Force’s (VVS) Mikoyan MiG-35 will begin its test flights this January. Rogozin made the statement during a visit to one of Almaz-Antey’s subsidiaries (MKB Fakel). The MiG-35 is the latest version of the MiG-29M/M2, the current production model of the Fulcrum, which has been […]

Successful First Flight for the New Aermacchi M-345

The prototype of the new Aermacchi M-345HET (High Efficiency Trainer) two-seat basic jet trainer has successfully completed its first flight from Venegono Superiore airfield (Varese, Italy) on December 29. The aircraft was flown by Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli from Leonardo Aircraft Division. Quirino Bucci, Project Test Pilot Trainers of Leonardo Aircraft Division, expressed great […]

Trump Vows to Slash F-35 Costs After CEO Meeting

Incoming US president Donald Trump called the Lockheed Martin F-35 “very expensive” and vowed to bring down the stealth fighter’s costs after a 21 December meeting with the chief executives of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. “We’re going to get the costs down and we’re going to get it done beautifully,” Trump told a pool reporter […]