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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 […]


Scalable Agile Beam Radar Brings Advanced Capabilities to Global F-16 Fleets

Scalable Agile Beam Radar Brings Advanced Capabilities to Global F-16 Fleets

Northrop Grumman Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) will help bring advanced capabilities to existing global F-16 fleets, keeping them formidable beyond 2025, according to the head of the company’s Combat Avionics Systems business unit. Northrop Grumman Vice President Jeff Leavitt […]


Finland MoD Details IAM2014 Exercise in Iceland

Finland MoD Details IAM2014 Exercise in Iceland

The air missions of the Iceland Air Meet 2014 (IAM2014) have been kicked-off in a full scale. Fighters of three different nations fly two to three waves daily in Iceland’s airspace. As the host nation, Iceland has created the training […]


U.S. Navy Tests Infrared Search and Track on Boeing Super Hornet

U.S. Navy Tests Infrared Search and Track on Boeing Super Hornet

The U.S. Navy recently tested, for the first time on a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor that will find hard-to-detect targets over long distances. Boeing and Lockheed Martin are developing and integrating IRST, […]


Swedish JAS Gripen Lobbying Leads to Political Fallout in Switzerland

Swedish JAS Gripen Lobbying Leads to Political Fallout in Switzerland

Switzerland’s Christian Democrat Party, CVP, no longer wants to spearhead the Yes-campaign ahead of a referendum which could determine whether or not Switzerland will purchase 22 JAS Gripen fighter jets from Saab. The decision follows hot on the heels of […]


 
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