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Saudi-British Green Flag Exercise

Saudi-British Green Flag Exercise

Aircraft, crews and supporting personnel from the Royal Saudi Air Force, (RSAF) have been operating alongside their allies from the Royal Air Force as Exercise Saudi-British Green Flag took place at RAF Coningsby. RSAF Typhoons from the 10th Sqn, based […]


Swiss Gripen Fighter Aircraft Purchase Clears Hurdle In Parliament

Swiss Gripen Fighter Aircraft Purchase Clears Hurdle In Parliament

The House of Representatives has agreed to buy fighter jets from Swedish aerospace company Saab. The controversial purchase still needs the final nod from the Senate – and the approval of a sceptical public in a likely referendum. On Wednesday, […]


Eurofighter Typhoon Achieves 200,000 Flying Hours

Eurofighter Typhoon Achieves 200,000 Flying Hours

Germany: Eurofighter Typhoon has now achieved more than 200,000 flying hours since the entry-into-service of its worldwide fleet. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed the milestone today adding that, with 719 aircraft on contract, 571 aircraft ordered and 378 aircraft delivered, the […]


Russia unveils plans for new anti-missile system, 5th-generation fighter jet

Russia unveils plans for new anti-missile system, 5th-generation fighter jet

Russia is developing a fifth-generation unmanned fighter jet and a completely new missile defense system which can simultaneously engage several supersonic targets in space, it has been revealed at the MAKS-2013 airshow. The fifth-generation unmanned aircraft, weighing in at around […]


Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Deploys Refueling Equipment In Flight Test

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Deploys Refueling Equipment In Flight Test

The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and Boeing, has successfully completed an initial test of the V-22 Osprey performing as an aerial refueling tanker. Adding this capability to the tiltrotor aircraft would further […]


Sharp rise in British drone use in Afghanistan

Sharp rise in British drone use in Afghanistan

The British military fired nearly seven times as many missiles from unmanned drones in Afghanistan last year as it did five years earlier, according to official data released on Friday. In 2012 British drones flew 892 missions over Afghanistan — […]


Experts’ Comparative Analysis of Performance Between J-15 and U.S. F-18

Experts’ Comparative Analysis of Performance Between J-15 and U.S. F-18

The J-15 belongs to the 4th generation of conventional shipboard aircraft, which also includes the U.S. navy’s F/A-18C/D “Hornet” and F/A-18E/F “Super Hornet”, the French “Rafale M”, and the Russian Mig-29K which is also used by the Indian navy. According […]


B-2 undergoes communications upgrade

B-2 undergoes communications upgrade

After a 20-year wait, the B-2 Spirit will receive a significant new communications upgrade. The first increment of the Common Very Low Frequency Receiver, or CVR, program was designed to be a successor to the very low frequency communication system […]


Japan eyes defence budget increase, Marines-like unit

Japan eyes defence budget increase, Marines-like unit

Japan’s defence ministry is looking for its biggest budget hike in two decades, partly to create a Marines-like force, it revealed Friday, as neighbors fret about Tokyo’s rising assertiveness. Military bosses want more than 4.8 trillion yen ($49 billion) — […]


 
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