Category: MILITARY & DEFENCE

Boeing Receives Contract for Japan KC-46 Tanker

Reading Time: 2 minutes Through the Foreign Military Sale process, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $279 million contract for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s first KC-46 tanker and logistics support, marking the aircraft’s first international sale. Japan chose Boeing’s KC-46 tanker over competitors following its KC-X aerial refueling competition. The KC-46 adds to the JASDF’s current […]

Boeing to Modernize Six Netherlands CH-47F Chinooks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence signed an agreement that will upgrade six Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinook helicopters to the latest F-model configuration, ensuring commonality of systems for their entire fleet of 20 F-model Chinooks. Deliveries of the six modernized Chinooks are planned to begin in 2021. “The Netherlands’ Defence Materiel Organisation […]

Qatar Agrees Contract for 24 Typhoon Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

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 […]

Russia Donates Six MiG-29 Fighter Jets to Serbia

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]