Saturday, November 27, 2021

Air Forces

F-35 price reduced in new production contract

F-35A aircraft now below $90 Million FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have finalized an $11.5 billion contract for the production and delivery of 141 F-35 aircraft at...

Boeing wins U.S. Air Force T-X pilot training program contract

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27, 2018 – U.S. Air Force pilots will soon train for combat with T-X jets and simulators from Boeing . “Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team,” said...

Lockheed wins US$ 1.1 bn order for 16 Bahrain F-16V fighters

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas; and Lockheed Martin, Greenville, South Carolina, have been awarded a $1,124,545,002 fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for F-16 production. This contract provides for the production of 16 F-16 V Block 70 aircraft. Work will...

China: Plane Y-20 Conducts 1st Airdrop Drills

China's largest domestically-developed transport aircraft, the Y-20, recently conducted its first joint airdrop training with the country's airborne troops, marking another boost for China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's long-range delivery and combat capabilities, PLA air force spokesperson...

MiG-31 Air-Launched Missiles on Test Combat Duty

Ten MiG-31 fighter jets (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fitted with the air-launched Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missile are on test combat duty, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview published on the Zvezda TV channel website on...

Air Force: Second Phase of Light Attack Experiment Underway

Pilots are flying the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and the Textron Aviation AT-6B Wolverine during a three-month, live-fly experiment to gather additional information about aircraft capabilities, as well as partner nation interoperability, prior to a potential light attack...

US building new drone base in Niger

Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America’s global shadow war. At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 million airfield that,...

Strike Planned At Italy F-35 Assembly Line

ROME - Workers at Italy’s F-35 assembly line have announced a strike next Tuesday to protest the widespread use of employment agency contractors at the site. Unions planning the one-day strike said 600 staff at Cameri Air Base — where...

Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan

TOKYO - U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft (stealthy hybrid), two sources said. Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese...

Brazilian Air Force 1st Fighter Group in the World War II

The 1oGAVCA (1st Fighter Group/1º Grupo de Aviação de Caça) was formed on December 18, 1943. Its commanding Officer was Ten.-Cel.-Av. (Aviation Lieutenant Colonel) Nero Moura. The group had 350 men, including 43 pilots. The group was divided into...
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IAI Signs Agreement of Cooperation on UAVs With Romanian Defense Company

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed an agreement of cooperation with Romanian defense company IAR-Brasov on UAVs. The cooperation agreement,...
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