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Russia flies warplanes to Belarus for joint combat duty

Russia flies warplanes to Belarus for joint combat duty

Moscow has deployed six SU-27 fighters and three military transport jets to Belarus, in an apparent reaction to growing NATO activity near the Belarusian border, the Russian defense ministry said Thursday. “The air crews of the Russian jets will be […]


Prague extends lease of Swedish Gripen fighters till 2027

Prague extends lease of Swedish Gripen fighters till 2027

The Czech government on Wednesday renewed its lease on 14 Swedish fighter jets until 2027, its defence minister said. The Czech army has been using the Gripen one- and two-seaters since 2005 under a 10-year contract worth around 20 billion […]


First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB

First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE: Escorted by two F-16 fighting Falcons, Luke Air Force Base’s first F-35 Lightning II arrived a little after 11 a.m. March 10, from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas. “This is a day that […]


Russian T-50 Fighter Jet Undergoes Official Flight Tests

The Russian Air Force is getting down to the official testing of their T-50 fifth-generation jet fighter in what is evidence that the aircraft is actually ready and can soon be passed into service. The T-50 flight tests have been […]


India orders bribery probe into Rolls-Royce deal

India orders bribery probe into Rolls-Royce deal

India’s defense ministry has ordered an investigation into the purchase of jet fighter engines from Britain’s Rolls-Royce in a deal reportedly worth $1.6 billion, an official said Monday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will probe allegations of kickbacks over […]


India Hopes to Put 272 Su-30MKI Fighters Into Service By 2018

India Hopes to Put 272 Su-30MKI Fighters Into Service By 2018

The Indian Air Force’s backlog of orders for Russia’s Su-30MKI fighters makes up 272. The fighters are assembled by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) that has received a license from Russia’s Sukhoi aircraft maker. “Since India received 50 assembled planes […]


Airbus wants money for Germany’s scrapped Eurofighter order: report

Airbus wants money for Germany’s scrapped Eurofighter order: report

Airbus is demanding 900 million euros ($1.2 billion) in compensation from Germany for cancelling an order for a batch of 37 Eurofighter jets, according to a newspaper report Monday. The amount had emerged in a closed-door parliamentary budget meeting last […]


Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Despite incessant technical problems and delays, the US military has no plans to cancel the new F-35 fighter jet, the costliest weapons program in Pentagon history. The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as a technological wonder that will dominate […]


Germany cuts order for Eurofighter jets: report

Germany cuts order for Eurofighter jets: report

Germany’s defence ministry is planning to reduce its order for Eurofighter jets from 180 to 143, according to media reports on Thursday. National news agency DPA quoted “government sources” as saying that the ministry’s number two, Stephane Beemelmans, had informed […]


 
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