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Japan chooses F-35 as mainstay fighter jet: reports

Japan chooses F-35 as mainstay fighter jet: reports

Japan has chosen the US-made F-35 stealth jet as its next-generation mainstay fighter in a multi-billion dollar deal, reports said Tuesday. The defence ministry picked the jet made by Lockheed Martin to replace its ageing fleet of F-4 jets over […]


Senators Want Safe F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Flight Training

Senators Want Safe F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Flight Training

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has some explaining to do on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, according to Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ), respectively, the chair and ranking member of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. Both […]


Eurofighter Typhoon Takes Centre Stage for Lima 2011 Flying Display

Eurofighter Typhoon Takes Centre Stage for Lima 2011 Flying Display

Eurofighter Typhoon will take pride of place as one of the highlights of the daily flying display at LIMA 2011 as it debuts at the show. On Tuesday 6 December the world’s most advanced multi-role combat aircraft, flown by BAE […]


Boeing to Perform Major Upgrades to Malaysian F/A-18D Hornets

Boeing to Perform Major Upgrades to Malaysian F/A-18D Hornets

The Boeing Company on Nov. 28 received a U.S. Navy contract under the Foreign Military Sales Program to provide the first major upgrades for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) fleet of eight F/A-18D Hornet fighter aircraft. The contract covers […]


France warns of end of Rafale fighter jet production

France warns of end of Rafale fighter jet production

France warned Wednesday that defence giant Dassault would halt production of its Rafale multi-role fighter jet if it remains unable to sell any abroad. “If Dassault doesn’t sell any Rafales abroad, the production line… will be stopped” once France has […]


Russia to sell six Su-30 fighter jets to Indonesia

Russia to sell six Su-30 fighter jets to Indonesia

Russia started the first day at an arms show in Malaysia with a preliminary agreement on the delivery of six Su-30MK2 fighters to Indonesia, the Kommersant business daily said on Wednesday. Kommersant cited a Russian source at the talks with […]


Swiss socialists want public vote on fighter jet deal

Swiss socialists want public vote on fighter jet deal

Swiss socialists want to hold a referendum on the government’s 3.1 billion franc (2.5 billion euro) purchase of a new fighter jet fleet if the deal affects spending elsewhere, it was reported on Saturday. The Federal Council revealed on Wednesday […]


Saab ‘proud and delighted’ over Swiss choice of Gripen

Saab ‘proud and delighted’ over Swiss choice of Gripen

Swedish defence group Saab AB said Wednesday it was “proud and delighted” over Switzerland’s decision to purchase 22 of its Gripen fighter jets to replace its ageing F5 fleet. “Given that Switzerland is known globally for applying (the) highest procurement […]


Lockheed Completes Assembly Of The First International F-35 For UK

Lockheed Completes Assembly Of The First International F-35 For UK

The first international Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II rolled out of the factory Sunday evening. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence will use the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet, known as BK-1, for training and operational tests. BK-1 will undergo […]


 
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