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Eurofighter and NETMA Sign One Billion Euro Radar Contract

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Defence Ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain met in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday 19th November to witness the signing of a €1bn contract for the development of a world-leading electronic radar system for the Eurofighter Typhoon. The […]


Eurofighter unveils 1 billion-euro radar upgrade

Eurofighter unveils 1 billion-euro radar upgrade

Europe’s Eurofighter consortium committed Wednesday to a 1.0-billion-euro ($1.25-billion) upgrade to equip Typhoon combat jets with a more advanced type of radar. It said defence ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain attended the signing ceremony for a […]


US military looks for the elusive mothership

US military looks for the elusive mothership

It’s a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying “mothership” that launches smaller aircraft. The Pentagon’s research agency put out a request to industry this month to outline how a large cargo plane could release drones […]


AIR5428 Platform Selected for UK Military Flying Training System‏

AIR5428 Platform Selected for UK Military Flying Training System‏

BAE Systems Air5428 pilot training platform, Beechcraft’s T-6C military trainer, will be used to train the next generation of United Kingdom military pilots. On behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence, the Ascent consortium recently selected the Beechcraft T-6C as […]


USAF Tests, Will Soon Fly, Flapless Wing Design

USAF Tests, Will Soon Fly, Flapless Wing Design

A feature of aircraft design unchanged for nearly a century may have been twisted into a new shape as a result of a revolutionary new structure being tested in the Mojave Desert. A specially modified Gulfstream III jet successfully took […]


China Wraps Up Air Show with Record Deals

China Wraps Up Air Show with Record Deals

China wrapped up its air show in the southern port city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province on Sunday with over 300 deals worth a record 23.4 billion U.S. dollars signed, according to the show organizer. The 10th China International Aviation and […]


Indian Su-30s Cleared to Resume Flight

Indian Su-30s Cleared to Resume Flight

The Indian Air Force’s frontline fighter jet, Sukhoi-30, has been cleared for flying after being grounded for nearly a month. The Sukhoi-30 fleet will be back in the air “within a week’s time,” Chief of Air Staff Arup Raha said […]


China shows off new stealth fighter

China shows off new stealth fighter

China’s new stealth jet fighter rocketed skywards Wednesday as Beijing puts on an unprecedented display of openness — and military force — at the country’s premier airshow. The black J-31 rose in a nearly vertical climb on take-off in Zhuhai […]


Iraqi Pilots to Train On Iraqi-Purchased F-16s In Arizona

Iraqi Pilots to Train On Iraqi-Purchased F-16s In Arizona

The initial group of F-16 fighter jets purchased by Iraq will be delivered to Tucson, Arizona, for Iraqi pilot training due to the security situation in Balad in Iraq, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said here today. Speaking […]


 
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