Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Defense Industry

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...

UK will invest in a new computer system to Protect the Skies

The Ministry of Defense will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAF’s speed and accuracy in protecting the skies, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. Known as Project Guardian, the new Air Command...

Airbus warns Berlin Against F-35 fighter aircraft buy

A leading Airbus manager has warned that the German federal government would snub France for its aircraft procurement. Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defense and Space, has warned the German government against the purchase of Lockheed Martin's F-35...

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...

Rheinmetall: Partnership with Czech industry for a new Lynx

The Czech armed forces are currently pressing ahead with a far-reaching modernization programme. Among other things, its fleet of BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, which dates from the 1980s, is to be replaced with a family of modern systems. Procurement...

Delivery of C-27J Spartan Battlefield Aircraft Completed

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today welcomed the 10th and final C-27J Spartan into service during a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond. Minister for Defense, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defense Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne...
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IAI Delivers First Sets of F-16 Aerostructures and 200th F-35 Wing to LM

June 14, 2022 - During a ceremony held at Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) wing assembly line, IAI delivered Lockheed...
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