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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 […]


Fighter Aircraft: Better Cost Estimates Needed for Extending the Service Life of Selected F-16s and F/A-18s

Fighter Aircraft: Better Cost Estimates Needed for Extending the Service Life of Selected F-16s and F/A-18s

The Air Force plans to upgrade and extend the service life of 300 F-16 aircraft and the Navy 150 F/A-18 aircraft, at a combined cost estimated at almost $5 billion in fiscal year 2013 dollars. The Air Force plans to […]


Brazil to delay jet decision until 2013, no favorite

Brazil to delay jet decision until 2013, no favorite

Brazil will postpone until next year a decision on a multi-billion-dollar contract to buy 36 next-generation fighter and there is currently no favorite, a government source said Friday. “The government budget does not include an outlay for the purchase of […]


Northrop to Develop Navigation System for E/F-18 Fighters

Northrop to Develop Navigation System for E/F-18 Fighters

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has been awarded a competitive prototyping contract by The Boeing Company to develop an embedded global positioning/inertial navigation system (EGI) for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman […]


 
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