Post Tagged with: "Fighter Aircraft"

South Korea to Speed Up Deployment of Stealth Fighters, Spy Drones

South Korea to Speed Up Deployment of Stealth Fighters, Spy Drones

The Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday that it will speed up plans to deploy stealth jet fighters and high-altitude spy drones to build up its surveillance capability and bolster deterrence toward North Korea. In a news conference, Defense Minister […]


Costs for F-35 fighter jets to soar: Canadian watchdog

Costs for F-35 fighter jets to soar: Canadian watchdog

Canada significantly overpaid for new fighter jets jointly developed with the United States and its allies, a parliamentary watchdog said Thursday. Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page said in a report Ottawa should expect to doll out as much as CAN$29.3 […]


Chinese military growing fast but concerns ‘regional': IISS

Chinese military growing fast but concerns ‘regional': IISS

China is building its military capability at a rapid pace but it remains a “regional power with regional concerns”, the think tank IISS said in its annual report on the world’s armies Tuesday. The respected International Institute for Strategic Studies […]


F-35C Breaks Sound Barrier for the First Time

F-35C Breaks Sound Barrier for the First Time

The first F-35C test aircraft (CF-1) flew faster than the speed of sound for the first time over a test range near the Navy and Marine Corps F-35 integrated test facility at Naval Air Station Patuxent River March 4. During […]


Gates Shares Vision for Air Force’s Future

Gates Shares Vision for Air Force’s Future

Air Force leaders of the 21st century must apply a view that balances traditional roles with the reality of new and emerging threats in determining their service‚Äôs needs and capabilities, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. In a […]


Sweden to train Thai Gripen Fighter Pilots

Sweden to train Thai Gripen Fighter Pilots

While the Royal Thai Air Force was receiving the first part delivery of its Gripen Fighters, six Thai pilots arrived in Sweden to receive their Gripen training. This is the second group of Thai pilots to be trained at Skaraborg […]


Russia tests 2nd prototype of fifth-generation stealth fighter

Russia tests 2nd prototype of fifth-generation stealth fighter

A second prototype of the Russian fifth-generation T-50 fighter successfully conducted its maiden flight on Thursday, the Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer said. The T-50 fighter is being developed by the Sukhoi design bureau and built at a plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in […]


MoD: Management of the Eurofighter Typhoon Project

MoD: Management of the Eurofighter Typhoon Project

The Typhoon fighter aircraft is already fulfilling some key defense tasks but it is unlikely to reach its full potential as a multi-role aircraft until 2018, according to a National Audit Office report to Parliament. Getting full value for money […]


Canada’s F-35 Debate Continues

Canada’s F-35 Debate Continues

Canada’s CAD9 billion ($9.1 billion) effort to procure 65 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and associated equipment remains a significant source of controversy within the Canadian government. The plan was approved by the Conservative government, though opposition parties have expressed their […]


British costs soaring for Eurofighter jets: audit

British costs soaring for Eurofighter jets: audit

The cost of each Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ordered by Britain has soared by 75 percent due to bad planning and over-optimism, the public sector spending watchdog said Wednesday. The National Audit Office (NAO) said that while the fighter jet was […]


 
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