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Finnish Defence Forces to Replace Aging Hornet Fighter Fleet

Finnish Defence Forces to Replace Aging Hornet Fighter Fleet

The Ministry of Defence has commissioned a working group to investigate what type of air defence system Finland needs in the future. Replacing the aging Hornet fighter fleet will cost an estimated 6 billion euros. Owing to the hefty price […]


Two US Navy jets crash in West Pacific: 1 pilot injured, 1 missing

Two US Navy jets crash in West Pacific: 1 pilot injured, 1 missing

Two US Navy F/A-18 Hornets have crashed in the western Pacific Ocean, the US Navy has confirmed. One pilot has been rescued, while the second is still missing. “Two F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft […]


Canada Deploys Six CF-18s to Romania

Canada Deploys Six CF-18s to Romania

Today, the Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, announced six CF-18 fighter aircraft will leave tomorrow morning for Romania as part of the Government of Canada’s contributions to NATO measures to reassure Allies in Central and Eastern Europe. The […]


France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report

France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report

France will lose out in its bid to win a multibillion-dollar fighter jet contract with Brazil, the Folha de Sao Paulo daily reported Saturday. The newspaper set France’s $4 billion proposal for 36 Rafale fighter jets, from a consortium led […]


Brazil aims to build advanced fighter jets with Russia

Brazil said Wednesday it hopes to develop state-of-the-art combat aircraft with Russia, and purchase surface-to-air missile batteries from Moscow. Brasilia is already in talks with other countries to modernize its air force by purchasing 36 fighter jets valued at up […]


Boeing says warplane sale hits US-Brazil turbulence

Boeing says warplane sale hits US-Brazil turbulence

Boeing’s bid to win a major Brazilian warplane contract is facing headwinds from US-Brazil tensions over alleged US spying, a top Boeing official said in Washington Friday. Allegations that the United States spied on the communications of Brazil’s president, Dilma […]


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 […]


Australian F-18 Super Hornet Achieves Final Operational Capability

Australian F-18 Super Hornet Achieves Final Operational Capability

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) fleet of 24 F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft have achieved Final Operational Capability (FOC). This is a major milestone for the […]


Australia’s Future Air Capability

Australia’s Future Air Capability

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today provided an update on planning for Australia’s future Air Combat Capability. “Australia’s Air Combat Capability is a vital part of our national security framework. The Government will […]


 
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