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US Marine Corps Begins F-35B Operational Trials

US Marine Corps Begins F-35B Operational Trials

Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived Monday evening aboard the USS WASP off the coast of the United States’ Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test (OT-1). […]


China Flight-Tests J-20 Fighter, Requires New Engine

China Flight-Tests J-20 Fighter, Requires New Engine

The J-20 combat aircraft, a new generation of combat aircraft, is currently engaged in intensive trial flights. According to photos circulating online, a newly designed J-20 coded 2013 carried out a series of low altitude maneuvers that demonstrated its relatively […]


US F-18 fighter crashes in Gulf, crew rescued: Navy

US F-18 fighter crashes in Gulf, crew rescued: Navy

A US F-18 fighter jet crashed in the Gulf after taking off from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday but both crew members survived without major injuries, military officers said Tuesday. The Super Hornet aircraft had launched from the USS Theodore […]


China Is Developing Naval STOVL Fighter Aircraft

China Is Developing Naval STOVL Fighter Aircraft

China’s aviation industry is working on the development of aircraft with short takeoff and vertical landing capabilities needed for an important role in the Chinese navy’s future operations, military experts said. “Research and development on components of STOVL aircraft, such […]


F-22 Raptor Test Force Enters New Phase of AIM-9X Testing

F-22 Raptor Test Force Enters New Phase of AIM-9X Testing

The 411th Flight Test Squadron and F-22 Combined Test Force successfully test fired two guided AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles this year as part of the latest phase in getting the Raptor closer to using the missile operationally. The AIM-9X is an […]


Singapore to Upgrade its F-16 Block 52 Fighter Jets

Singapore to Upgrade its F-16 Block 52 Fighter Jets

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore for the F-16 Block 52 Upgrade Program and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $130 million. The Defense Security Cooperation […]


Indian Auditor Faults LCA Aircraft Project, Says it Fails to Meet Air Force’s Needs

Indian Auditor Faults LCA Aircraft Project, Says it Fails to Meet Air Force’s Needs

India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft project, in the works for over three decades, came under severe criticism from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on Friday, which said the Mark-I version has several shortcomings and does not meet […]


Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Yemeni rebels said on Monday they shot down a fighter jet as Saudi-led coalition air strikes intensified a day ahead of a hoped-for five-day humanitarian truce. Morocco announced that one of its warplanes taking part in operations against the rebels […]


French leader oversees Qatar jet deal, to attend Gulf summit

French leader oversees Qatar jet deal, to attend Gulf summit

French President Francois Hollande sought to boost ties in the Gulf Monday as he oversaw the signing of a warplanes deal with Qatar and arrived in Saudi Arabia for a summit. Hollande was to be the first Western head of […]


Rafale Deal: Dassault Likely to Enter Joint Venture with HAL

Rafale Deal: Dassault Likely to Enter Joint Venture with HAL

The multi-billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets could see French defence major Dassault Aviation entering into a joint venture with state-run HAL or any private player to set up a base here for augmenting its existing production line. Defence […]


 
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